UK Media Manager
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Job title:UK Media Manager, Grade D
Reports to:VP Global Media
Department:Global Media and Corporate Affairs
Summary of role
Working in Pearson's global corporate affairs team, the role of Media Manager UK is to provide Pearson’s UK business with expert media and stakeholder handling support and advice. This is a full time maternity cover role.
As the main press office contact for the UK business, this person will provide the strategy, discipline, content, tools and support to protect and enhance Pearson’s reputation in the media. A strong understanding and experience of managing the interplay with social media and wider stakeholder relations is also vital.
This role requires an individual with excellent organisational and project management skills, strong analytical and writing skills, good interpersonal skills with the experience and authority to advise senior leaders within the business on a regular basis and communicate with journalists from the national, regional and trade press. Proven knowledge of the UK education media landscape and current issues is a strong advantage.
Pearson’s business in the UK includes a wide range of assessment and educational tools related to the GCSE and A level exam board Pearson Edexcel, to the BTEC qualifications, apprenticeships and teaching tools such as Bug Club and Active Learn.
Due to the high profile nature of this part of the UK business, a key priority for this role is planning and managing Pearson’s media and external stakeholder relations activity through the GCSE and A level exam season (April to July) and the results release in August.
Primary responsibilities of the role are:
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Proven ability to design a media engagement strategy and deliver regular content on a wide range of topics, and project manage a schedule of communications
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Organization: Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jan 3, 2019
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1816197
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.