Media Relations Executive

London, England
£34000 per annum
25 Nov 2016
23 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. The organisation is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

The role: As Media Relations Executive, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of media relations strategies to meet their media relations goals; respond effectively to media demands, so the organisation is seen as the authoritative voice of infrastructure by media and to protect and enhance their reputation through the media.

Actions and responsibilities:

- Develop and deliver media strategies for specific reports and campaigns
- Advise on media strategies and provide support to internal customers
- Identify emerging media themes, potential media spokespeople and recommend media approaches
- Develop relationships with spokespeople through regular contact and provide briefing material for undertaking media interviews as appropriate
- Ensure their view is consistently and accurately represented in NCE.

The ideal new Team member: The ideal candidate will be degree qualified, have experience working in a busy press office with national, regional and trade media. Have experience in crisis and reputation management, use social media as part of the communications mix, and have previously advised senior management on media and reputational risk management.

The candidate should also have experience of working in a committee structure environment or membership organisation. Experience of writing quality news articles for technical press and some understanding of civil engineering or construction is desirable.

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