Media Manager


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£140 - £160 per hour


28th May 2024

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We are currently seeking applications for a Media Manager to work with a large-scale public sector client based in Edinburgh on a hybrid basis.

Ideal candidates will likely have a background in PR or journalism and a strong interest in politics and current affairs. You should be able to think creatively and communicate effectively through a variety of traditional and emerging media channels to engage the right audiences. Additionally, you should possess a keen news sense, be highly organised, and excel in high-pressure environments.

Main Duties and Competencies:
· Media and Press Management: Work with journalists and other key influencers to inform the public of Scottish Government policies.
· News Management: Spot potential problems and react quickly.
· Media Handling: Draft timely media materials, collaborate with ministerial and policy teams, manage visits, and develop key messages.
· Content Creation: Help create, shape, share, and exchange dynamic content through social media channels.
· Campaigns: Actively participate in Scottish Government campaigns, working alongside marketing and insight colleagues.
· Out-of-Hours Duty: Participate in the out-of-hours duty rota system, including weekend, evening, and public holiday working.

Essential Criteria and Qualifications:
· Ability to build and maintain relationships with journalists and other key influencers to inform the public of Scottish Government policies.
· Understanding of the evolving nature of content creation and consumption, with the ability to produce dynamic content for various channels.
· Personal resilience to maintain performance through periods of sustained pressure due to external events, workloads, and resource challenges.
· Capability to identify potential problems and react swiftly, ensuring ministers and officials receive timely and professional advice.


· The chance to gain experience and expand your experience working with a large scale and prestigious employer within the public sector.
· Flexible working hours and the opportunity for remote working.

If this sounds like an opportunity, you would be interested in then please submit your CV and we will be in touch with further details!

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.


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