Head of Media – London

Ref: 500 Date Posted: Friday 13 May 2022
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Head of Media

Professional Membership Body

Hybrid working (Central London and home)

Salary: £54,025 plus a generous benefits package

Full-time, Maternity Cover – 9 Month Contract


CVs by Wednesday 25th May at 9.00am


My client, a leading professional membership body based in Central London with over 19,000 members of all ages, stages or disciplines across the UK, is currently recruiting for a Head of Media


If you have excellent team management and great knowledge of the media landscape with some speech-writing experience, we would love to hear from you.


The Role of Head of Media


Lead and manage the proactive and reactive media function of the Association. Devise and deliver comprehensive media strategies and joined up campaigning to ensure the association provides an effective voice for the UK profession


Key responsibilities:

Ensure the association has effective relations with the media, the public, and external organisations, both nationally and internationally

Promote the association policy positions, advice, and guidance to the media, stakeholders, members, and the public

Devise and deliver creative media strategies to support the association policy and campaign priorities

Draft Officers’ key political speeches

Manage a proactive and responsive media team and oversee work plans and responsibilities: identify opportunities; write press releases, statements, letters, and articles; brief journalists and the association spokespeople

Manage the association main Twitter account and actively contribute to the development and delivery of the association wider social media activity

Manage and develop the news and campaigns areas of the association website and contribute to the overall development of the association website

Work closely with the policy & public affairs and digital & marketing teams to develop and deliver joined-up campaign plans, including member engagement

Work with the Communications Director on the development and implementation of relevant aspects of the association communications strategy

Lead on crisis communications, working closely with the Communications Director and other colleagues

Oversee the management of the association Voice of the Profession survey panel

Organise full out-of-hours cover for media enquiries


The Person


Experience of working at a senior level in media relations, including reputation and crisis management   

Experience of campaigning for policy change and public awareness

Impeccable written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and speech-writing skills

Extensive knowledge and experience of media relations with national, regional, trade and social media

Ability to lead, manage, and motivate teams

Knowledge and understanding of the UK political environment

Excellent political judgement

Ability to work unsupervised


To apply to this role please send your CV


CVs by Wednesday 25th May at 9.00am


Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.


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