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Media Relations Manager - enjoy issues management and dealing with senior business journalists? (5175)



£40,000 - £45,000/annum + benefits


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15 August 2018

We are exclusively working with this business trade association dealing in finance, who are one a kind in Europe and have members who are well known on the high street.  They are looking for a confident, credible Media Relations Manager who will relish issues-rich work, take ownership of their social media and smoothly manage projects.   

The Company

This financial trade association based in cental London may not be large but they pack a punch with a strong voice in the media.  You will be the first point of contact for national and trade media enquiries so you will become savvy at handling senior business journalists and interesting issues.  You will be proactively promoting key industry issues and influencing proposals for change with the view to help shape the development of government policy and regulation by promoting research reports and publications in the trade media.  With their new website, you will own the social media strategy and implementation, project manage publications with designers and network at events.  Ideally you will be interested in liaising with financial services institutions, retailers and automative manufacturers.  You will benefit from a great work life balance and a fantastic pension scheme.  

The Role 

Key challenges and opportunities in this Media Relations Manager role:

  • Build on the solid reputation the company holds – this requires a water-tight proactive approach alongside resilience to handle lots of issues and the confidence to charm senior journalists 
  • Introduce the social media strategy and own it as there is plenty of room for autonomy
  • Work with both trade and national media, respond to media queries and preparing Q&As
  • Ideally writing will be a strength together with a phenomenal attention to detail as you will project manage the annual report and corporate documents
  • Be a team player and get involved during the occasional evening events and enjoy networking

The Person


Key attributes and experience for this Media Relations Manager role:

  • Credible and demonstrable experience of corporate PR for financial services either as a Senior Press Officer or Media Manager in a busy corporate communications role in-house
  • A political radar and awareness of current news agendas and experience of issues management is ideal – must be able to think one step ahead and plan for the worst case scenario 
  • A talent and confidence for selling in news stories to predominantly the trade press
  • Calm under pressure, ability  to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail, excellent proof-reading skills
  • You enjoy autonomy and bring good social media skills to the table

To be considered for this Media Relations Manager role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -


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