Media Relations Manager - Ulster Bank

Join us in Ulster Bank in Dublin as a Media Relations Manager

  • If you're a strategic and driven media relations professional with strong analytical and stakeholder management skills, this could be the ideal role
  • We'll look to you to develop and lead external communications strategies, campaigns and channels
  • You'll offer guidance, strategic thought leadership, creativity and innovation to share key messages with our external stakeholders
  • You'll be recognised as a subject matter expert, internally and externally, working directly with senior stakeholders, and acting as the first port of call for media relations queries and advice
Company Ulster Bank
Location Dublin
Apply by 27 June 2018
Position / Title Media Relations Manager
Reporting to Head of Media Relations
Contract Type Permanent Contract
How To Apply

What you'll do

Working with the Head of Media Relations, you'll develop and implement the bank's media relations plan and activities. As such, you'll maintain strong media relationships and manage suppliers, ensuring we deliver against both financial and quality measures.

As well as this, you'll:

  • Develop and lead end-to-end external communications campaigns
  • Deputise for the Senior Media Relations Manager as appropriate
  • Help to devise and implement campaign-based media strategies to protect, enhance and develop the reputation of Ulster Bank through the media
  • Engage with the key internal contacts and external stakeholders to identify positive proactive profiling opportunities for Ulster Bank
  • Act as the first point of contact for press and media queries, and act as trusted advisor to our colleagues on external communications issues

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with a proven record of working successfully across key businesses, and an in-depth knowledge of communication channels and processes. You'll have experience of implementing creative, innovative campaigns as well as more traditional media relations activity, and you'll have knowledge of business and media groups. Along with the ability to collaborate with journalists, you'll be comfortable advising and challenging stakeholders.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to manage changing priorities and remain focused on key deliverables against demanding time deadlines
  • The flexibility to work outside usual office hours and at weekends, as required
  • The ability to manage budgets and third party suppliers

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