The NIA is a not-for-profit organisation which works to promote the interests of its members and acts as a voice for the civil nuclear sector. We are a small team, based in central London.
Media & Communications Manager
This is an important role within the NIA, reporting direct to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Head of Policy. The role cuts across all of the functions of the NIA, with a core focus on communications. It is a critical role to the success of the NIA’s strategic objectives, and requires a self-starting and resourceful individual with a strong background working in and with the media and an interest in energy policy and issues. As a member-led organisation, everything we do has a strong communications element to it with a view to influencing, inspiring and informing a range of key stakeholders.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Drive an ambitious and innovative communications strategy around the benefits of civil nuclear power in the UK, working with communications professionals in member companies and other important individuals and organisations, including the co-ordination of an industry wide external relations steering group.
- Support the successful delivery of the NIA’s programme of activity through media activity, social media, marketing of events and contributing to the development of new ways to meet organisational objectives.
- Raise the profile of the NIA within the general, specialist and sectoral media and with member companies and key stakeholders through proactive and reactive activity, developing social media presence and authoring and contributing to written articles, blog posts and other forums.
- Manage proactive and reactive media relations, including developing strong relationships with national and industry press contacts, as well as supporting the Chief Executive and Chairman in raising the profile of the NIA within wider energy commentary and discussion.
- Develop, maintain and update key industry messages and responses to frequently asked questions for external campaigns, wider industry use and to communicate with influencers and stakeholders.
- Work with colleagues to develop, update and augment electronic media content, including the public and member-only sections of the NIA website, while advising on a social media and digital marketing strategy to reinforce NIA campaign priorities and raise the organisation’s profile amongst key stakeholders.
- Draft, edit and assist in the planning of content for newsletters, reports, briefings and wide ranging written outputs, and assist in diversifying the NIA’s communications through use of video and other media.
- Support a growing programme of events, working with external conference companies to manage and develop branding of events, identifying speakers and subjects and briefing conference hosts, developing and overseeing a programme of webinar and breakfast briefing events for member companies and interested non-members alike.
- Experience in communications and marketing
- Knowledge of and interest in energy and industrial policy, and an understanding of the developments in the electricity production and supply sector, and the role civil nuclear plays in decarbonisation
- Understanding of marketing strategy and brand positioning
- Ability to develop good relationships with new and existing media and press contacts, including with specialist and energy industry, with experience of running successful PR campaigns.
- Demonstrable experience in social media and digital marketing, with an aptitude for innovative high impact communications across multi-media channels.
- Strong project management skills, including experience of working across complex multi-stakeholder initiatives and managing scarce resources to tight deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to tailor material to a wide range of audiences.
- Academic or professional qualification in communications and/or marketing
- Knowledge of the energy industry, including possibly UK civil nuclear industry
- Experience of producing or commissioning video content and design material.
The requires a self-starting and resourceful individual with a strong background working in and with the media and an interest in energy policy and issues. As a member-led organisation, everything we do has a strong communications element to it with a view to influencing, inspiring and informing a range of key stakeholders.
To apply for this role please submit a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a covering letter describing how your skills and experience make you the outstanding candidate for this position. Please also include a statement on no more than one side of A4 setting out what you consider to be the key opportunities and challenges facing the UK civil nuclear industry, and how you would use your skills in public affairs and communications to help respond. Please note, if you do not submit a CV, covering letter and statement, we will not be able to process your application.
Closing Date: 16 March 2018
Salary: £35-40,000 per annum. 25 days holiday per annum, increasing to 26 days after two years’ service plus public holidays. Life assurance, pension contributions, private health cover and season ticket loan subject to completing six month probationary period.