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Group Media Manager - 12 Month FTC


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Group Media Manager - 12 Month FTC

Would you like a highly interesting role working within a Head Office corporate environment, bringing new ideas to the BAE Systems Group Media team? We currently have a vacancy for a Group Media Manager at our site in Farnborough. Please note this role is a 12 month fixed term contract

In time, there will be possible travel to other UK sites to support media activities and build successful working relationships with colleagues across the businesses.

This role sits within the Group Communications function within Head Office reporting into the Head of Corporate Media Relations.

As a Group Media Manager, you will be responsible for delivering Group-level and UK based media communications that support the Company strategy and effectively communicate the Company narrative. The post-holder will work with the Head of Media Relations, UK, and Head of Corporate Media Relations, deputising for either position as required.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the Company, from key programmes to financial reporting obligations. You will get exposure across BAE Systems, work with senior stakeholders and build relationships with national journalists to help promote and protect the Company's reputation.

Your main responsibilities as a Group Media Manager will involve:

Supporting the Head of Media Relations, UK, and Head of Corporate Media Relations to deliver media communications in support of the Company strategy

Establishing and maintaining a close working relationships with key business and defence media contacts across print, broadcast, online organisations in the UK

Working with communications teams across the Company to advise, shape and influence the development of content that can be used across multiple channels

Using a range of digital media available to promote the Company's stories with relevant audiences and work with the digital and sector teams to provide data-driven evaluation

Developing and managing proactive media engagement plans, with effective measurement and evaluation, for specific projects or milestones, working with the communications team in the relevant UK business

Working with Head of Corporate Media Relations to deliver communications activity for corporate and financial reporting including Annual Report, trading statements, regulatory announcements and M&A activity

Project managing communications activities for the Annual General Meeting

Working with the Head of Media Relations, UK, to develop and execute media plans for the main UK tradeshows including DSEi and Farnborough International Air show, including evaluation to measure success and support future improvements

Responsibility for the management of the media monitoring account, being the primary contact for the supplier

Undertaking out of hours duty press officer duties (on a rota basis)

Your skills and qualifications:

Excellent written and media engagement skills

Experience of delivering integrated media communications across multiple channels, particularly digital

Experience of collaborating with individuals and teams

Good awareness of how the role interfaces with the rest of the wider communications function

Good commercial awareness and general business acumen

Creativity to bring fresh thinking and ideas to help drive the Group Media team to maximise use of digital media

Experience with managing content and sharing using social media channels

What we're looking for in you:

To be successful in this role you will have very strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent influencing and networking experience. You will work well within a team and using your own initiative. You will have proven experience working in a media relations position and be confident using traditional and digital channels to engage with audiences. You will have excellent time management skills and be able to work well under pressure to tight deadlines.

Location: Farnborough

Salary: Competitive with company benefits

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Head Office

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems

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