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Media Relations Manager Job Description 332K.docx Converted file The Role During an ever changing and fascinating time at Parliament, the Communications Office is now looking for two Media Relations Managers to join the team. The successful candidates will have excellent media relations experience, and may have been a press officer, senior press officer or media relations manager either in house or at an agency or will perhaps have led a small multi-disciplinary communications team. This is an exciting role requiring versatility, creativity, and a strong work ethic. Acting as Media Relations Manager for a portfolio of corporate teams and offices across the House of Commons, which may include one/more Domestic Select Committees, the post-holders will actively oversee high profile, sensitive campaigns. They must be able to effectively manage relationships with a range of stakeholders, including journalists, policy officials, project teams and MPs. The post-holder will have an excellent understanding of the UK media landscape and audience insight, a strong news sense and successful track record of identifying news opportunities and leading media campaigns, as well as offering timely and accurate responses and building strong relationships with the media. S/he will have an ability to write strong copy, media lines and briefings, particularly in a pressured environment. Increasingly the Media Relations team is working across channels and we are actively looking to recruit staff with experience across a range of areas. Specifically, for at least one of these two roles, we are looking for candidates who can offer experience developing and delivering comms through social media channels in addition to their strong media relations skills. Experience working on or managing social media channels is therefore desirable, but not essential. The role also involves taking part in the duty media relations rota to provide a 24/7 response service to journalists, which attracts overtime payments. The Person The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience: Excellent communications skills - both written and verbal - including taking complex information and distilling into engaging press releases, robust lines to take, press statements or other briefing materials. Excellent organization skills to manage competing priorities and remain calm under pressure while still delivering to deadline, including during crisis situations. Demonstrable experience of planning, implementing and evaluating insight-driven proactive media campaigns that meet clear, measurable objectives. Experience successfully managing, leading or coordinating a team to deliver communications across one or more disciplines: media relations, digital communications, campaigns etc. Benefits Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata Civil Service Pension scheme I nterest-free season ticket loan Discounted membership of the in-house gym All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form. job description.