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Wigan Council

Based: Wigan

Posted: Fri 12 Apr 2019
Closing Date: Sun 19 May 2019
Employer: Wigan Council
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £40,760 - £44,632 per annum.
Sector: Public Relations

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Media Manager

Wigan Council

Based: Wigan

Posted: Fri 12 Apr 2019
Closing Date: Sun 19 May 2019
Employer: Wigan Council
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £40,760 - £44,632 per annum.
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

Public Relations
Wigan Town Hall
Library Street
Wigan
WN1 1YN

Salary: Grade 11, £40,760 - £44,632 per annum.

37 hours per week.

Permanent contract.

This is a politically sensitive post.                 

Your role:

As the council’s Media Manager you will be responsible for the efficient and effective provision of a first class media relations function, advising the Strategic PR Manager on all issues that arise.

You will be responsible for protecting the council’s reputation by identifying potential risks and putting measures in place to mitigate their impact, fostering close relationships with both the media and senior colleagues from across the council to advise and guide them along the way. You will also be involved in developing our approach to emergency communications and deploying resources as and when necessary.

You will work to improve the council’s reputation to residents, by proactively seeking out and exploiting opportunities to publicise the work of the council and by working with directorates to identify upcoming positive news stories.

About you:

Our ideal candidate needs a successful track record in establishing positive working relationships and significant experience of working in a media background.

You must be confident in providing strategic and constructive advice to senior colleagues and courageous in challenging negative media coverage. You should have an excellent understanding of how the media works and be politically astute.

About us:  

The Public Relations team is responsible for communicating with more than 300,000 residents through both traditional and digital channels; ensuring content is relevant, timely and targeted.

As the Media Manager you will look after a team of officers to identify key priorities and find the best way to communicate them with residents. You will also mitigate potential reputational risks to protect the council brand.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

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Interview date: week commencing Monday 27 May 2019

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lucy Downham, Strategic PR Manager on 01942 827116 or email L.Downham@wigan.gov.uk.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Sunday 19th May 2019.

Employer Information

Wigan Council
United Kingdom