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Media Officer- Communications London

Rail Delivery Group

Rail Delivery Group London United Kingdom

2 months ago

Salary: £35,000

Closing date: 17 March 2023

What is the purpose of this job?

The Media team at The Rail Delivery Group sits at the centre of the rail industry. This is a busy, changeling but highly rewarding role. You need to be a high performing media relations professional with a nose for a story and the ability to build great relationships with national, regional and trade journalists and work collaboratively with colleagues across the railway.

You will be expected to enhance and protect the reputation of RDG, our members and the industry more widely. This is a chance to join the railway at a crucial time in its nearly 200 year history.

What can I expect to do in this job?

To deliver creative, effective reactive and proactive media relations which contributes to the enhancing of the reputation of the Rail Delivery Group and the wider Rail Industry.

By helping to deliver RDG’s wider communications and media strategies support our role as one of the leading voices on how the... railway is changing and improving for the economy, customers, communities and our people.
• Manage the effective and timely release of statements to the media, generating positive and rebutting negative media coverage and ensuring RDG has it’s say on the issues of the day.
• Support the Media Managers in maintaining, optimising and developing RDG’s news management to support the delivery of the RDG’s business objectives and media strategy.
• Build and maintain relationships with colleagues across RDG, members, the media and stakeholders to help the organisation deliver its business objectives.
• Support the Media Managers in advising and preparing spokespeople for broadcast interviews and carry out corporate-wide horizon scanning to identify and respond to threats and opportunities.
• Support the development, delivery and implementation of effective communications plans and campaigns that deliver RDG’s business objectives.
• Contribute to the wider communications function of the team, including drafting articles, writing for the web and contributing to direct communications with stakeholders.
• The RDG media team operates 24/7 on every day of the year. So you will need to take part in the on-call rota to handle out-of-hours queries and bids from the media, and carry out additional duties as required.

What experience, skills and knowledge do I need?
• Essential
• Is well organised.
• Desirable
• Experience of working in the rail industry or wider travel would be great but not essential

How to apply

A CV will not be required at this stage. If you believe you have the qualities we are seeking for any of our vacancies, please submit a short summary of your key skills and experience detailing why you feel you would be a great fit by clicking on “apply” and downloading our application form. Please then email your application form to [email protected]

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard from us within 20 days of the advert closing, I am afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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

We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age
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