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Media and Communications Manager

Are you an outstanding writer with the ability to spot the raw material for a great story and create engaging content? Do you help raise the profile and reputation of organisations through effective media and communication campaigns? Can you deliver a more strategic approach to communications and develop excellent working relationships and partnerships?

Working in the Media Relations team as part of the University’s Communications department, you will promote our world-leading research and education, both in the UK and in our target international markets, playing a pivotal role in raising the profile of the University.

You will work with academics and senior colleagues to create compelling content which aligns with strategic objectives and which engages key audiences, including journalists, the general public, researchers, potential industry collaborators and funders.

An experienced, self-motivated communicator, you will excel at explaining complex research to a lay audience in accurate, accessible language, and will work with the media and across digital channels to increase the impact and profile of the University.
You will proactively develop and maintain excellent working relationships and partnerships, internally and externally, to support and develop communications which align with the University priorities and in support of our Strategic Plan. You will also contribute towards managing the University’s image in the media, and respond to sensitive and potentially damaging media issues to help protect the reputation of the University.

You will be expected to participate in the out-of-hours rota for the press office and there will be an occasional requirement to work outside normal office hours.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Gareth Dant, Head of Media Relations

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3996, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Communications Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 9 months to cover a secondment)
Release Date:  Monday 03 February 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 February 2020
Reference:  CSCOM1049
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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