Media Advisor 2 year FTC

12 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Media Advisor, Communications Team, Yorkshire Water

Salary up to £35,000 + benefits, located in Bradford

What will the role involve ?
This role is perfect for a creative media relations specialist with a talent for seeking out and creating stories that generate coverage on and offline. You'll be required to develop content and deliver media activity, acting as a spokesperson when required for print and broadcast media.

As part of a busy media team, you'll deal with sensitive media issue, preparing statements, monitoring issues and ensuring the business is aware of the media position.

You'll have the skills to be able to translate business messages into compelling content that works in online and offline platforms. You'll also support the business critical campaigns, developing unique ways to gain positive media coverage.

What skills are we looking for ?

Significant experience as a media professional within an agency or in-house environment is required for this role.

You'll build and maintain relationships with key media influencers so you'll need to be confident in handling and liaising with journalists and the media.

The role needs a proactive, creative and driven individual who has the ability to turn creative ideas into stories, often working to tight deadlines and meeting the demands of the business.

You'll need strong knowledge of social media and wider digital environments and you'll know how to utilise offline channels to drive interest online.

You'll need to have a proven track record of delivering effective on and offline media campaigns that have achieved significant results. To do this you'll have the skills to create content that users want to engage with, and the ability to use this to build relationships and create advocacy.

Given the nature of the role, you'll have an ability to organise your own work load and plan your media campaigns to deliver targets. You'll work as part of a wider communications team to add expert media knowledge to bring projects to life on and offline in the media.

You'll have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to be able to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Your written skills and attention to detail will be excellent to ensure that any content created is of the highest quality.

It would be desirable to have a public relations qualification or similar but not essential.

A full valid EU driving licence is required.

What's in it for you ?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.