Media Relations Manager

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,809 to £37,684 per annum
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type

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 30/01/2022

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 academics and senior leaders across the University to deliver a wide-ranging programme of media relations activities to enhance the University’s reputation and distinctiveness.

About You

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

In this role, you will proactively source news stories from across the University, writing compelling press releases and pitching to secure media interest locally, nationally and internationally.  You will support University-wide media relations initiatives and work with other teams to develop content and align activity. A confident communicator, you will field and respond to media enquiries and manage a varied workload as part of a busy press office team.

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

About Us

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):

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