External Communications Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: c£50,000
  • Ref: EH-2106-7795
  • 2021-06-08T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

FTSE100 business seeks External Communications Manager

The opportunity
Our client is a well-known FTSE 100 brand, they are looking for a digitally savvy External Communications Manager to join the team. The External Communications Manager is a critical member of the Communications team, supporting the Head of Strategic Communications to develop and execute the external communications strategy that protects and promotes the organisation’s reputation and drives positive perceptions by engaging with and influencing internal and external stakeholders.
Main responsibilities

  • Maintaining and updating the organisation’s external narrative including aspects such as the Annual Review, key messages , announcements, thought leadership and social media content
  • Managing and delivering major national campaigns and activity that supports the strategy to create a favourable public image
  • Protecting and developing the brand, reputation and its values externally by delivering day-to-day media relations, including monitoring, management and mitigation of reputation affecting issues along with the production of swift and effective PR/CR responses to unexpected events / crises
  • Supporting the management and delivery of their social media strategy, acting as an ambassador to others on how social media can be used effectively
  • Management and delivery of key campaigns for a b2b and b2c audience

Key skills and experience required

  • Great stakeholder management and judgement, with the ability to understand and identify nuances, then use (and explain the use) of specific language in any situation
  • Experience of engagaing with the media, both proactively and reactively
  • Evidence of a successful track record in effectively developing and delivering written content for a range of traditional and digital channels (including social media) in a complex technical industry / environment  
  • Experienced and emotionally intelligent, able to challenge and influence at senior levels across a large, complex organisation
  • Have an understanding of SEO
  • Ideally have experience of working in a fast paced agency environment

Please apply to this post ASAP to be considered

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