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    Media Relations Manager


    Location:  Derby - Head Office
    Contract Type:  Permanent
    Salary:  Competitive
    + Performance based bonuses, subsidised & free train travel, great pension scheme
    Closing Date:  Thursday 21 November 2019
    Reference:  2019-269

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Media Relations Manager to join East Midlands Railway. 

    Reporting directly to the Head of External Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, you will be responsible for all media relations activity in relation to EMR. It will deal with regional, national and trade press on a daily basis to protect and enhance the reputation of the business.

    The Media Relations Manager will manage a range of proactive and reactive media opportunities, including sourcing positive stories from throughout the business and dealing with queries from journalists.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Managing the business response to incoming enquiries from regional, national and trade press
    • Sourcing positive media opportunities from across the business to highlight the £600million investment being delivered during the franchise
    • Delivering positive news stories in an accurate, timely and effective manner
    • Acting as a company spokesperson when carrying out interviews and briefings with journalists
    • Managing the External Communications proactive media calendar
    • Engage with external stakeholders to act as a spokesperson for the company as required
    • Provide advice and guidance to senior and executive colleagues, particularly in regards to sensitive issues
    • Working with colleagues across the business to enhance EMR’s reputation

    The Media Relations Manager will need to have fantastic communication skills with the ability to engage with key stakeholders. You will work collaboratively with external colleagues, particularly those in Network Rail, to protect and enhance the reputation of the rail industry.  

    We are looking for someone that holds a degree or equivalent and has experience of working in a busy press office, journalism or PR agency. 

    You will have experience of building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders of all levels and have a sound understanding and awareness of key audiences and effective channels.   

    The Medial Relations Manager should thrive when working in a fast paced environment and have the ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines

    In return, the successful candidate will enjoy a wide range of benefits including a fantastic pension scheme and free travel on the East Midlands Railway network. You will also receive subsidised travel across the rail network with other train operating companies. As a member of the East Midlands Railway team you will also be able to purchase Friends and Family discounted tickets, and join the Cycle Scheme.

    To apply please complete the online application form and upload your CV. As we operate a blind screening process please remove all personal information including your name from your CV.

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    The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

    We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, we promote equal opportunities for all.  East Midlands Railway is a non-discriminatory employer committed to the recruitment and promotion of all on the basis of ability and merit irrespective of disability, race, gender, health, social class, sexual preference, marital status, nationality, religion, employment status or age. We’ll treat your application fairly and assess you for the job based on merit and skills. 



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