Head of Media

VMA Group
09 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading transportation provider is seeking a Head of Media to set up their media strategy and build strong relationships with the UK media. The successful candidate will already have a wide network of national contacts and know how to build a positive and clear positioning narrative for the holding company and its various brands across national, regional, consumer, specialist, online and social media. Reporting into the Marketing & Communications Director the Head of Media will support the Marketing & Communications Director and collaborate with other directors and senior managers in the development and implementation of an integrated organisation-wide marketing and communications strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a national media strategy which positions the organisation as a leader in their sector, supports delivery of the overall corporate strategy
  • Develop media-based public awareness campaigns to increase favourability and understanding of the organisation’s strategy and competence.
  • Develop expert spokespeople across the organisation.
  • Provide high level media advice and create profile-building programmes for the CEO and key staff
  • Line-manage a national team to deliver media objectives, ensuring a high level of performance, engagement and motivation.
  • Oversee the department’s budget in liaison with the finance team and reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management of delegated budget in accordance with financial procedures and local governance regulations.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

  • Evidence of having developed powerful, precise and concise long term narrative arguments for complex issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent written and spoken English
  • Demonstrable ability to adopt a solution-focussed approach and make sound decisions under pressure
  • Proven experience of leading a team, inspiring and motivating them to deliver first class, inspiring and strategic work which supports the overall organisational objectives.

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