Media and Publications Manager

Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes
12 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Once Britain's Best-Kept Secret, Bletchley Park, is a unique heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction and is now seeking a Media and Publications Manager based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes to join its expanding team to generate positive media coverage and manage Bletchley Park publications in support of its mission to increase visitor numbers and transform the site for future generations to enjoy. You will receive many benefits such as a company pension scheme, BUPA wellbeing cash plan, 33 days holiday per annum including statutory holidays plus much more.

Our mission is to preserve and enhance Bletchley Park, to attract, engage and educate visitors from all over the world through the continuing restoration and development of the entire estate and our exhibitions. Our mission is to highlight the codebreaking achievements of Bletchley Park in the Second World War, its role as a birthplace of computing and its importance for understanding the past and relevance for the future.

As the Media and Publications Manager, your duties will be to:

  • Develop and implement effective campaigns making full use of a wide range of media, including broadcast, print and digital.
  • Manage the development and production of Bletchley Park publications including ULTRA magazine, exhibition books and the Bletchley Park guidebook.
  • Communicate effectively and build excellent contacts with journalists, broadcasters, bloggers, online influencers and publishers at all levels.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to research and develop engaging ways to promote Bletchley Park including exhibitions, events, collections, new acquisitions and discoveries.
  • Handle and respond to enquiries about filming and editorial opportunities.
  • Plan, implement and manage events and launches.
  • Liaise with sponsors, third party supporters and promotional parties developing and implementing specific initiatives in support of objectives.
  • Develop Bletchley Park’s photographic, video and audio library.
  • Attend evening and weekend functions and/or events as required.
  • Act as out-of-hours contact for media as required.

To be a successful Media and Publications Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent).
  • Extensive experience of media relations work in a similar field with proven achievement
  • Experience of project managing and / or editorial.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be confident, patient and articulate when communicating at all levels, particularly with members of the public and journalists.
  • High level of written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Experience of dealing with print, digital and broadcast.
  • Comprehensive IT skills.

The following experience is desirable, but not essential:

  • Social networking skills.
  • Experience of working in the heritage sector or at a heritage attraction.
  • Experience of crisis communications.

The Manager will be working 37.5 hours per week usually Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

In return, the Manager will receive a salary of £28,000 - £31,000 per annum depending on experience.
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