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Media Relations Executive

The opportunity

My client, a membership organisation based in the heart of London is looking for a Media Relations Executive to join the business on an 18 months FTC initially, with a potential to go permanent. This is a great opportunity for candidates within a busy in house media team or agency looking to join an organisation that is purpose led, with a sustainability focus and offers flexibe working/good work life balance.

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Media Relations Manager, you will:

  • Develop media strategies (proactive and reactive) in line with the wider communications team’s objectives

  • Build relationships with national, regional and trade media as well as internal stakeholders including members of the organisation

  • Draft press releases and able to push news stories to relevant media outlets

  • Monitor industry and political activities for new media opportunities, and providing advise on best approaches

The ideal candidate

You will have experience in a busy in house media relations team or experience leading campaigns for multiple clients. You will also have built relationship with trade/national/regional press. Knowledge in infrastructure, building or sustainability will be advantageous.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is an Inclusive+ Recruiter.