News Manager

News Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:


  • Salary:

    £45000 to £55000

  • Contact:

    Sophie Collins

  • Job Ref:

    SC 914819

  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Expiry Date:


  • Startdate:


Are you a confident media handler, regularly working with National journalists on crisis and issues management? Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the media landscape and a keen eye for reactive media opportunities?

My client is looking for a News Manager to join their Corporate Affairs team working in a busy press office managing one of the most high-profile and pressing issues of today. It’s a great place to work and friendly and supportive team.

Key Tasks:

  • Establish good working relationships with a wide range of media
  • Respond quickly and robustly to reactive media requests
  • Produce high quality news materials and content
  • Manage broadcast interview bids including briefing senior colleagues
  • Plan for and manage crisis communications
  • Work closely with public affairs colleagues to integrate plans and identify opportunities
  • Deputise for Head of News and manage external agencies


  • Experience gained in busy press office with strong crisis and issues management
  • Strong evidence of building relationships with National news journalists
  • Excellent news sense
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience working on integrated campaigns