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Media Relations Specialist

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Nov 08, 2019

Central London

Freelance

Agent: Monika P.

Job #: 154101

Salary: £40k pa onwards DOE, plus benefits

Job Description

This is a 12 months assignment for our great technology Client.

The role is based on-site their fab facilities in Central London.

 

The role of Media Relations Specialist is requiring:


*Providing an effective service to UK media by managing, recording and responding to inbound media enquiries working with the UK communications team.
*Developing appropriate responses, including drafting and issuing reactive media statements where required.
*Escalating enquiries if necessary, including liaising with comms team members and broader internal stakeholders.
*Organising media interviews as appropriate with company spokespeople, providing them with detailed pre-interview briefing notes.
*Creating inspiring proactive media stories and using effective media relations to secure target coverage.
*Devising media strategies for specific news announcements, programme moments, campaigning opportunities.
*Supporting on press events such as launches and roundtables, including liaising with outside suppliers and agencies.
*Creating and maintaining contacts with national, trade, regional, consumer lifestyle journalists.
*Supporting on media monitoring, either on an ongoing basis or around specific areas.
*Devising media coverage reports for internal stakeholders to showcase the work of the communications team.
*Supporting on logistics and administration where required, for instance proactive product reviews.

Key attributes for the role:


*Track record in media relations, handling reactive media enquiries, issues management.
*Excellent communication skills, building accessible and authoritative statements which reflect our tone of voice.
*Cool head and ability to parse and triage information quickly.
*A passion for building inspiring proactive stories by working closely with target media.
*Good media sense, instinct for what makes a story and how to develop the right media strategies.
*Solid contact book of existing media relations.
*Excellent time-management skills, to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
*Strong organisational skills and ability to keep a handle on lots of different moving parts.

Preferred qualifications:


*Bachelor’s degree
*Rrelevant experience in an agency or in-house brand at the specialist level

Client Description:

Our Client is a multinational technology company, specialising in Internet-related services and products; including online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The state of the art offices in Central London are conveniently located with quirky interior, fancy add ons (restaurant, gym , terraces, kitchens and fun break out spaces). Offering great free facilities to employees and contractors alike. The atmosphere is relaxed with a diverse and innovative culture. Opportunities for growth and progression and networking with like-minded people across the business and beyond.

 

 

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