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Agency Media Manager - meaty, issues-rich projects within highly regulated industries

Ref 5270
Salary £40k - 45k per annum
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This consultancy is made up of two heavy-weight practitioners who launched an agency to service clients within the ‘reduced risk’ industries (e.g. e-cigarettes). They have large mandates from some controversial brands and are putting together a team of smart thinkers to service international media campaigns. This Media Manager will work closely with the Head of Newsroom to help build the agency’s media relations capability across the globe with branded and unbranded comms. Join a highly entrepreneurial team, in its infancy, and gain exposure to state-of-the-art digital comms techniques, as well as branded and unbranded comms campaigns.

The Company

This agency advises controversial international companies. Their aim is to help influence regulation and stimulate public debate around the unintended consequences of certain elements of regulation. They are currently building their team and looking to expand their client base. The founders both come from heavy-weight agencies and have an impressive track record in building and growing agencies in various markets.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this Agency Media Manager role:

  • Learn from the highly talented Head of Newsroom to help build on the agency’s media relations capability.
  • Support controversial, heavy-weight clients (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, sugar, fast foods, plastics, energy) to navigate regulatory challenges by engaging in public conversations and debates.
  • Use your fantastic writing skills to write about highly regulated issues.
  • You don’t need to be a digital expert, but you will utilise digital platforms and have articles published online.

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Agency Media Manager role:

  • You will be media savvy and not afraid to pick up the phone to pitch story ideas to national and international news desks.
  • You will be a passionate writer with an ability to adapt your style to the job, whether it’s a press release or writing an op-ed.
  • It is likely that you are currently an agency account manager/senior account manager, wanting to work on meaty, issues-rich projects and learn some state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Former journalists turned PR professional are welcome to apply.

To be considered for this Agency Media Manager role please click to apply.

For more details on this role, and similar roles, contact Canace Wong on 07917 875 669 or canace@the-works.co.uk