Senior Media Relations Manager (Maternity Leave Contract) - Ulster Bank

Join us in Ulster Bank in Dublin as a Senior Media Relations Manager (Maternity Leave contract)

  • If you're a strategic and driven media relations professional with strong analytical and stakeholder management skills, this could be the ideal role
  • Supporting the Head of Media Relations, you'll 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
  • This role is being offered for a period of six months
Company Ulster Bank
Location Dublin
Apply by 20 June 2019
Position / Title Senior Media Relations Manager
Department Corporate Affairs
Reporting to Head of Media Relations
Contract Type Maternity Cover, Six Month Contract
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What you'll do

Working with the Head of Media Relations, you will develop and implement the media communication and engagement plan. 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:

  • Support more junior members of the team
  • Develop and lead end-to-end external communications campaigns
  • Deputise for the Head of Media Relations 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 other members of employees on external communications issues

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with a proven and successful track record of working across key businesses, and an in-depth knowledge of communication channels and processes. You'll have an interest in, and 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:

  • The ability to manage and motivate a small team
  • 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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