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Salary: £43,898 plus benefits

Mary’s Meals International is recruiting for a talented International Media Relations Manager to join our growing global communications team. In this newly created, multi-faceted role, you will lead on the development and implementation of successful media programmes and campaigns. Your work will contribute to our global communications strategy, promoting our brand, raising awareness, upholding our values and driving global media activity. Working collaboratively across our global family, you will mentor, support and guide our National Affiliates in the development of media activity.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, you will develop an overarching media relations strategy for the organisation and manage relationships with agencies and partners. You’ll prepare press material for global media and marketing campaigns, seek placement of pieces and proactively seek out media opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity for a media professional who thrives in a creative, varied, and fast paced environment, where you can use your talents and experience to support positive change in the lives of impoverished and marginalised children.

You will also:

Distribute media material to key international media contacts (traditional and online) and foster media opportunities to raise awareness and grow our movement.
Work closely with the Communications teams in Programme Affiliates to develop and implement effective media campaigns in country ensuring maximum exposure and brand awareness.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of press releases and media efforts to build best practice within Mary’s Meals.
Build relationships with journalists, pitching stories, opinion pieces and feature ideas to the media, and work with the Director of Communications in developing a proactive global MM media strategy, including crisis communications.
Ensure FAQs are quickly prepared and disseminated to the relevant internal partners in the case of a media event or crisis.
Develop and deliver media training for all relevant areas of the Mary’s Meals family.
Manage curation of MMI film assets rights, licensing and distribution.
Manage our relationship with our media database house Onclusive.
Assist in delivering crisis management communications where needed.

Requirements

You will bring:

Our ideal candidate will bring significant work experience from international press and communications roles, with extensive experience of writing media releases and developing productive relationships with media outlets. Experience of implementing media relations strategies to achieve aims and objectives is key, as is the ability to think creatively and generate new ideas, bringing others along with you. With exceptional written and verbal communication skills, you will develop focussed communications for a variety of audiences and will thrive in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment. You will also bring strong time management skills, with the ability to manage concurrent projects and work to tight deadlines. A relevant degree in Journalism, Communications or English is desirable.

About us:

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2.4 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

We have a remote-first approach to work and are happy for you to work remotely and flexibly, in a way that best supports your work life balance. We have an office near Glasgow city centre for those who live nearby and would like to work from here occasionally or on a regular basis.

We believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding. Mary’s Meals is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work and we expect all the Mary’s Meals family to share this commitment and work in the best interest of the communities we serve. Our safe recruitment practices ensure that only those that are committed to our high standards join our movement.

How to apply:

This is a fantastic role where your daily work has real impact. If you are looking for more from your role and our mission, vision and values resonate with you, then we would love to hear from you. Please click Apply and tell us why you would be a great International Media Relations Manager for Mary’s Meals International.

Closing date: Thursday 11th April

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

International Media Relations Manager JD

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Benefits

8% non-contributory pension contribution – after 3 months (for international candidates the 8% pension contribution will be paid as a part of salary)
34 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing by 1 day each completed calendar year, to a maximum of 39 days (+ option to buy another week)
Flexible working
Lifeworks Employee Assistance Programme, including perks and cash back opportunities
Life assurance

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