PR Manager

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  • 3576 Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Permanent
  • £44,211 + range of amazing benefits

PR Manager

Permanent contract – 40 hours per week

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for an outstanding PR Manager to join us.

The successful candidate for this PR Manager role will have:

  • At least five years’ experience in PR in a B2C environment, ideally gained in a leisure, tourism, or conservation organisation
  • Degree educated, with first class communication skills, you’ll have enviable media contacts and be at home online
  • Demonstrable experience of advising and influencing senior stakeholders and strong crisis communications skills
  • The capability of working collaboratively on targeted marketing campaigns, creating content to generate media opportunities
  • Experience of leading a team, managing a constant and heavy stream of media enquiries, and facilitating film crews in a complex environment
  • A highly motivated, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative person with the required creativity and resilience to achieve results
  • A highly organised work ethic and able to successfully manage and prioritise a varied and demanding workload

The successful candidate for this PR Manager role will be responsible for:

  • Developing and leading the organisation’s PR / media relations strategy
  • Managing all proactive and reactive media campaigns in line with the zoo’s mission and values
  • Ensuring full exposure across all press/media channels whilst continuing to build relationships with journalists
  • Promoting and protecting the reputation of Chester Zoo and the North of England Zoological Society through effective, accurate and timely external and internal communication
  • Managing the PR team, working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation

Your working hours will be 40 hrs per week, 5 out of 7 days set on a rota basis, including regular weekends and bank holidays.

The salary is £44,211.09 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this PR Manager role.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th September 2019.

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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