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Press and Communications Manager, British Chambers of Commerce
Posted on 18th September 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce is recruiting for a Press and Communications Manager.

As part of a newly established, multi-discipline communications team you will manage our small but effective media team and work collaboratively with other colleagues both at BCC and across the broader Chamber network to deliver integrated communications strategies that support a strong campaigning approach.

You will be adept at utilising a wide range of communication tactics and channels, and managing multiple projects at the same time to create positive change for business. This role is key to ensuring that our audiences are engaged and informed about our work, at the right time and across a range of channels.

Overseeing our digital strategy, you will drive a more integrated and creative social media strategy and work closely with the marketing team on the development of the BCC website.

You will be able to spot upcoming opportunities and possible risks for the BCC, and feel comfortable creating opportunities to build integrated communications campaigns that draw on the unique experience, knowledge and insight of the Chambers Network will be essential to this role.

The successful applicant will have an extensive understanding of the news agenda and business issues. Previous experience of developing relationships with key journalists and media outlets.

Previous experience of managing a press office desirable.

Responsibilities will include:

Strategy

  • Develop and ensure delivery of integrated communications plans to support BCC campaigns, products and services.
  • Develop and manage digital content strategy, including website and social media channels.
  • Monitor the news agenda in order to spot upcoming announcements, news hooks and areas for comment and social media activity.
  • Oversee and/or deliver the planning and briefing of key spokespeople ahead of media interviews.

Communications

  • Prepare reactive and proactive statements, articles, media briefs, speeches and press releases, both in support of organisational activity and in response to external events.

Relationship building

  • Develop a good understanding of the BCC network and opportunities to use their unique insight and experience to build communication strategies.
  • Broker and maintain excellent relationships with national business, economics, political and sector specialist journalists across print, broadcast and online outlets.

Other

  • Line manage the Press and Communication Officer.
  • Manage the out-of-hours press function, with the flexibility to be on-call to media as required.
  • Adhere to company policy and procedures.


More details on the role are available in the job description.

If you are interested in applying, please click here for more details.