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Proactive Media and Science Communications Lead

Venn Group
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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10 Month FTC Position Requirement

Proactive Media and Science Communications Lead

Venn Group is currently working with a government organisation for a Proactive Media and Science Communications Lead to support the organisation

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate proactive and creative media / social media strategies and scientific comms, including for COVID-19, that supports the business priorities and culture change set out in the Agency's delivery plan and act as communications account project manager for various Agency Groups.
  • Provide proactive media, social media and scientific communications advice to senior leaders, including the executive committee and chief executive.
  • Place stories in a strategic way to achieve coverage and exposure, aligned to Agency business priorities. Produce appropriate communications such as media handling and social media strategies, press notices and media lines to take, to effectively communicate our messages in consultation with Agency staff. Capable of using communications skills to develop interesting, accessible content and implement this across a range of channels.
  • Speak regularly to key journalists and social media influencers and build knowledge on their areas of expertise and interest and maintain ongoing professional relationships

It is essential the candidate has:
  • Experience of working in a busy media and communications environment in a large, complex, expert organisation with a track record of proactively delivering successful strategic media
  • Managed Social media campaigns to deliver business objectives and enhance reputation proactively and creatively

Job Title: Proactive Media and Science Communications Lead

Salary: £40,451 + on-call allowance

Duration: FTC until March 2023

Hours: 37

WFH: Fully Flexible

If you are interested in this position and available on short notice, please send your updated CV to Rowan Thomas
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