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Media Relations Manager

The opportunity

My client is a leading player in the global technology industry, and is looking for a Media Relations Manager to shape narratives, foster relationships with media and drive engagement within the sports and entertainment world.

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Communications Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Craft compelling narratives from intricate business news, innovating ideas, leveraging data, and crafting engaging content for media dissemination.

  • Build and nurture relationships with target media, curate media lists, and stay abreast of industry trends for comprehensive coverage.

  • Coordinate press office activities, managing calendars, documenting milestones, and ensuring seamless media engagement.

  • Analyse press office performance, collaborating with suppliers for insightful reports, dissecting media coverage, and suggesting improvements.

  • Navigate industry developments and issues, maintaining media statements and trackers, particularly in the sports and entertainment sectors.

  • Collaborate across teams to execute communication strategies effectively, going beyond roles to drive collective success.

The ideal candidate

You will be an effective communicator with strong writing skills. Media relations background is crucial to be successful in the role with a clear understanding and relationship with the press, either from working in-house or in an agency. You will also have good corporate communication understanding and would have ideally worked for a consumer brand.

If you would like to have a chat about the opportunity and find out more, please apply to the role or email me at vwilbur@vmagroup.com

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.

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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.

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