PR Manager Construction Hertforshire c£42k

This is an exciting chance to join a market leading construction business. They are looking to hire an experienced PR manager with strong media relations experience.

The role sits within the UK Marketing team , working alongside the PR and Communications Manager to establish, maintain and continually improve a joined up, proactive and effective external communications process , as well as raising the profile of the company.

The role will be include the full PR mix, with a key area of focus on effective media relations, generating positive and impactful coverage across the business, building strong journalist relationships and gaining extensive business insight and knowledge to craft strong news hooks and PR angles.

Key Responsibilities:

o Plan, manage and deliver proactive media relations campaigns to increase brand profile
o Ability to draft comprehensive PR materials including news/product releases, media alerts, fact sheets, press packs, status reports and other related materials
o Achieve regular high quality coverage for the brand
o Effectively respond to and escalate crisis and issues PR as needed
o Build journalist relationships– key trade, regional and national press
o Work with the PR and Communications Manager to develop and implement the external Group PR strategy
o Work with the PR and Communications Manager, and the regional teams to develop and implement the regional PR strategies
o Develop and manage PR activity plans for each of the regions and business units
o Effectively build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within regions and business units
o Monitor media coverage and enquiries disseminating information to relevant employees and management teams

Experience Required:

o Previous experience of working in journalism or for a busy press office
o NCTJ (National Council for the training of Journalists) qualified or similar degree qualification
o A full understanding of the UK media landscape and the principles that sit behind developing and delivering communications plans to protect and enhance brand and reputation
o Significant experience of dealing with all forms of media and a track record of delivering successful communications strategies
o First class written and verbal communications skills
o An understanding of the construction industry is desirable
o An understand of the B2B media landscape is essential
o Articulate, energetic and self-motivated