9 May 2018

Permanent Media Relations Executive

Directline Group – Posted by AdminLondon, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way. And they’re helping us transform the industry we lead.

As part of this, we are now recruiting a Media Relations Executive to join the team in our Bromley office on a full-time, 8 month fixed term contract basis.

What being a Media Relations Executive involves

  • Providing communications assistance to Media Relations team inc. supporting the function from a planning / organisational perspective
  • Assisting with the fact finding and development of media collateral and lines to take
  • Managing the corporate hospitality calendar and the department’s compliance with G&H policy
  • Raising purchase orders on behalf of the BMR team and ensuring PO spreadsheet is kept up to date
  • Responsible for sourcing and organising media training across DLG
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key media, which may include some evenings and weekends
  • Responsible for sourcing case studies from the business to assist the team with placing them in the media
  • Performing ad hoc duties and projects as required

Skills and Qualities you’ll need

  • A good working knowledge of the communications landscape
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Experience of working with agencies / in-house is desirable
  • Results and delivery oriented Strong interpersonal skills
  • A good instinct for what might become a media issue
  • Exceptionally well organised
  • A knowledge of the Financial Services Industry and other industry sectors would be an advantage

Hours: Full-time

Duration:  8 Month FTC

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing Date: Ongoing

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Job Categories: Media. Job Types: Permanent. Job Tags: Job. Salary: Competitive.

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