Media Relations Manager
|Salary:||up to £31,700 dependent on experience|
|Location:||London, Borough, SE1 (flexible working options available)|
|Closing:||Sunday 2 June 2019|
|Interviews:||Monday 10 June 2019 (2nd interviews if required 17 June 2019)|
Never before have mainstream media supported marine conservation with such intensity. Public awareness of the threats to the ocean is at unprecedented levels and our seas are now high on the agendas of policymakers. As positive and encouraging all this is, the fight is far from over.
As the UK’s leading marine conservation charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is at the heart of the movement to save the oceans, and we are determined to create the action that will make change happen for the future. To do that, we need to ensure our messages engage wide audiences, and with increasing reach - if you’re an exceptional Media Relations Manager you can play a key part in the continuation of our vital work.
Your role will be to pro-actively promote MCS in the media through high-quality broadcast and written media activities and external publications, and to provide compelling content for digital communications.
Day-to-day – your role
- Writing and distributing press releases, briefings, statements, opinion and comment pieces, and other articles for publication, and collaborating with colleagues to ensure vibrant coverage and public profile for their projects.
- Actively securing regular media opportunities in regional, local and national media.
- Developing and cultivating relationships with key editors and journalists and high profile individuals to facilitate future coverage and promotional opportunities for MCS. Planning magazine content and liaising with external contractors to make sure it’s an exciting read, delivered exactly on time and to budget.
What you’ll need:
- An eye for a story! You’ll have lots of examples showcasing your skill and style for writing articles, press releases and statements.
- Insight into the workings of the media and journalism, with the know-how to get media take-up and the widest reach for our content.
- Great people skills to guide colleagues in the best approach for producing content with impact.
Got what it takes?
- The ability to work accurately and calmly under pressure, and stay responsive to changing deadlines and opportunities.
- Comfortable working at a fast-pace, effectively managing your own workload and the expectations of stakeholders making requests.
- An adaptable and positive outlook which seeks to solve problems positively.
- A desire to be part of an organisation with ambitious aims to make changes for the marine environment.
How to Apply and Further Information
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Information Pack for the full job description and more information on what we would like to see in your application.
Enquiries and further information
For any enquiries email email@example.com or telephone 01989 561574.
MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Eligibility to work in the UK is required.
Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)
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