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Media Relations Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Discipline:

    Communications

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55,000 - £65,000

  • Contact:

    Mark Muscroft

  • Contact Email:

    mmuscroft@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    MM916030

​We're looking for an ambitious Media Relations Manager for one of our financial services clients; a fantastic opportunity for someone with a solid grounding in the discipline to join an established team and further develop their skills and experience in a high-profile sector.

As part of a broader Corporate Affairs function, you'll work as part of the Media Relations team supporting the business on a wide range of issues, both proactively and reactively. You'll develop close relationships with your business stakeholders, advising and informing their thinking. You'll also build strong relationships with the media and key external stakeholders, handling enquiries and working proactively to influence, inform and engage. Your role as a critical link between the business and the media will be instrumental in helping our client navigate reputational risk, raise their profile on key issues and position themselves as a trusted brand in the financial world. A varied role with high levels of autonomy and the potential to develop further within the team.

In terms of your background, you'll have a clear focus on external/media relations and/or PR (ideally within finance or other regulated markets), will of course possess excellent communications skills (across various channels, and in person) and will be knowledgeable, credible and approachable in building relationships. A clear thinker with an eye for a story, you'll be adept at shaping your message to your audience and making complex subject matter easy to understand. You'll have strong media connections and will be looking to build on these - and your interests and expertise - as you pursue your Media Relations career within the financial services sector.

The role is offered on a hybrid basis; a central London HQ with a regional presence, and flexibility to operate from both home and office.

If this role sounds like you and you'd like to find out more, please get in touch today.

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

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, 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 and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

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

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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