Interim Media Manager

Develop stories, proactively and creatively, to secure positive news coverage across TV, print & online

Your new company
My client are a leading membership organisation in the heart of Surrey. As part of a busy Media Team, we are looking for ongoing temporary support to secure positive news coverage across traditional & digital channels.

Your new role
You will be focused on proactively generating positive and agenda-setting news coverage for the organisation’s work in advocacy, campaigns and fundraising. You will develop stories, both proactively and creatively, to secure positive news coverage across UK national TV, print and online, and commission high impact content, alongside the in-house content team, to help secure powerful media coverage. You will act as first port of call for incoming UK media enquiries, providing comments and escalating appropriately, and will identify opportunities to land key messages in UK media.
You will write press releases and pitches for multiple and fast-paced work streams and look for opportunities to comment on key breaking news opportunities. You will also monitor and evaluate the success of media activities, and work on a rota basis to respond to media requests and breaking news out of hours.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Experience of working in a fast-moving press office or newsroom
  • Proven track record of using impactful and creative content to drive media coverage
  • Proven track record of developing and selling-in international stories to UK media, and understanding the challenges in doing so
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrable engagement in current affairs, as well as experience of delivering successful outcomes across news
  • Good understanding of the UK media landscape, including broadcast media, online and traditional press
  • Able to start on short notice

What you'll get in return
This will be an ongoing temporary role for a great brand, providing excellent opportunities to work as part of a vibrant team in an exciting space. You will be working from home initially, but flexibility to travel to the office may be required. You will receive weekly hourly-rate pay, the equivalent of a £32,000 a year salary.

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Job type:
Working Pattern
Flexible Working, Full-time
Advertising, Media and PR
Brand Management
£32,000 FTE
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Talk to Rachel Buchanan, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Basingstoke

Ground Floor, 2200 Renaissance, Basing View

Telephone: 01256633150

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