CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Media Relations Manager

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,809 to £37,684 per annum
Posted
24 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2021
Ref
3820
Contract Type
Permanent

School/Department Communications and External Affairs
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum
Apply by 12/12/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships creates leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Media Relations, the role holder is responsible for helping to develop and implement Cranfield’s media relations strategy. This will involve working with senior staff across the University to deliver a wide-ranging programme of media relations activities to enhance the University’s reputation and distinctiveness.

In this role, you will research, develop and write news stories across the University, supporting University-wide media initiatives, content creation and activity.

You will also be a key member of the incident management/crisis communication team.

An experienced media relations specialist, you will ensure that activity is linked to the Schools’ and University’s strategic priorities, enhancing its influence, reputation and profile locally, nationally and internationally. 

About You

The role holder is responsible for helping to develop and implement Cranfield’s media relations strategy. This will involve working with senior staff across the University to deliver a wide-ranging programme of media relations activities to enhance the University’s reputation and distinctiveness. 

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Communications and External Affairs (CEA) welcomes applications from media relations professionals for this role.

CEA is responsible for building and protecting Cranfield’s reputation, engaging with a range of stakeholders and raising awareness of Cranfield’s brand and its distinctiveness.

CEA is responsible for the communications, brand and content strategies, supporting the University’s strategic priorities and plans for growth.

Our values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Duncan Murray, Director of Communications and External Affairs, on (E): d.r.murray@cranfield.ac.uk

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