Media Relations Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 11 Jun 2023


Cranfield University


Communications and External Affairs

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum

About the role

This role is suitable for a confident and experienced media relations professional who has a keen news sense and the ability to create attention-grabbing copy. Reporting to the Head of Media Relations, you'll be responsible for helping to develop and implement Cranfield’s media relations strategy.

You will proactively source news stories from across the University, writing press releases and pitching to secure media interest locally, nationally and internationally. You’ll undertake a range of press office tasks including fielding media enquiries, hosting broadcasters, briefing journalists and academics and supporting key events and VIP visits. 

You will manage a varied workload as part of a busy press office team and be part of the incident management team and the press office out of hours rota. 

About you

You’ll be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a demonstrable track record of building relationships with the media and delivering media relations activities. You'll have first class news judgement and writing skills, and the ability to work under pressure to deadlines. You’ll need to be organised, proactive, able to multitask and a team player.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Communications and External Affairs is responsible for building and protecting Cranfield’s reputation, engaging with a range of stakeholders and raising awareness of Cranfield’s brand and its distinctiveness. CEA is responsible for the communications, brand and content strategies, supporting the University’s strategic priorities and plans for growth.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jonathan Walker, Director of Communications and External Affairs, on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4539.

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