Communications Manager

Location
City of London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
25 Sep 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Ref
26942
Function
Marketing
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

It is a new role and they really want someone who can come in and shape it. They need someone with experience dealing with crisis communications, who is experienced and comfortable in a high pressure environment.

Role purpose:

  • The Communications Manager is responsible for managing internal, trade related and consumer-facing communications and ensuring its messages are consistent.

  • Working with the Head of Comms and the appointed PR agency, the Communications Manager will develop and execute the communications plan. The role involves both pro-active, positive communications about the value of the business and reactive issues management.

  • Communications are required over broadcast, press and online / digital media channels.

Accountabilities:

  • Developing an integrated communications strategy for the business incorporating PR and Online.
  • Implementing communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for the organisation.
  • Work with the PR agency to develop relationships with key media contacts to secure and grow media coverage both online and offline.
  • Managing the website - producing content and updating as required.
  • Writing press releases for consumer and trade-facing local and national media.
  • Monitoring press stories relating to the company and its brand and maximising opportunities for positive PR.
  • Collating and analysing current communications and messages and ensuring consistency.
  • Developing and leading the company's internal communication strategy.
  • Working with the Commercial Manager to communicate the benefits of the business to licensees and stakeholders in trade media.
  • Coordinate on-line issues management and assist the Head of Comms and CEO in larger crisis management actions.
  • Overseeing the annual communications budget and ensuring its use is fully maximised.

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