Media Relations Manager

North Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
6 Feb 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Job Role: Media Relations Manager

Location: York (Remote- Must be within the Eastern region)

Daily Rate: up to £307.56 LTD/UMB (up to £268.53 PAYE)

This role is INSIDE IR35

Job Purpose:

Deliver a media relations strategy aimed at promoting Network Rail's policies and initiatives and protecting the company's interests for the Eastern region and it's routes that is consistent and compliant with the company's national media and communications strategies.

Key Accountabilities:

Take part in the delivery of a full-media, 24-hours a day, year-round press desk service for the business
Take part in on-call arrangements to deal with out-of-hours media requirements on behalf of the company
Implement national media campaigns in line with company priorities and objectives
Manage effectively the processes, quality standards and operational systems for regional / business portfolio media co-ordination, planning and information exchange.
Implement and deliver strategies and activities in the media environment that enable the delivery of objectives contained in the company's national media and communications strategies
Direct and control the output of press releases, briefing sessions, photo opportunities and facility visits for the media. Organise broadcasts as necessary. Monitor media comment and prepare suitable responses aimed at clarifying / correcting any misconceptions.
Inform the senior media relations manager or head of media of any significant media enquiries or activity.
Monitor the effectiveness of press coverage for Network Rail, taking corrective action where necessary.
Maintain regular contact with editors and senior journalists so that they understand our role and policies and are aware of key stories.
Implement the major incident communications plan as required.Skills Required:


Wide experience in media work with a proven track record in journalism or public relations
Exposure to the transport industry and/or public sector/local authority/government
Excellent writing and broadcasting skills
The experience and personal credibility to work effectively with senior managers
Strong influencing skills
Ability to work independently and remotely
Ability to work under pressureDesirable

Educated to degree level
Relevant professional qualifications
Evidence of continuing professional development

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