Communications Associate

Location:Hampshire

Media Relations Associate

A fantastic opportunity to develop your media knowledge within our communications function has become available within our Head Office business. We currently have a vacancy for a Media Relations Associate at our site in Farnborough.

As a Media Relations Associate, you will be a key member of the corporate media team, ensuring the smooth and effective running of the Group press office; acting as the first access point into the company for media; playing a key role in the delivery of proactive Group reputation and UK media relations activity; and helping to ensure effective issues management

This is a hands-on role in a fast paced environment and you will have the opportunity to work closely with teams across the business, as well as key external stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Media Relations Associate will involve:

Protecting the company reputation through the delivery of proactive media relations in support of the company strategy and support of issues management

Playing a role in the strategy, planning, organisation and logistics for planned media activities such as site visits and telephone interviews

Supporting media relations activity surrounding financial calendar announcements

Developing media materials, sourcing information from the businesses as necessary, including press releases, feature articles, graphics and social media content

Developing engaging content for our key corporate digital channels, including Plc Twitter, Facebook and online newsroom

Supporting the Director, Media Relations with day-to-day management of the group media budget

Managing and delivering key press office services such as media monitoring and licensing, including managing relationships with key suppliers

Your skills and qualifications as a Media Relations Associate:

Essential

Proven written, editorial and interpersonal skills

Project management skills

Clear understanding of reputational risk and management

Experience of working to deadlines and prioritising work effectively

Desirable

Experience of managing a budget

What we're looking for in you:

Strong organisational skills are critical to this role to ensure effective delivery of press office activities, as well as verbal, written and interpersonal skills in order to develop high quality content and maintain effective working relationships at all levels across the business and with key external stakeholders. You should be highly motivated with a desire to succeed.

Location: Farnborough

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Head Office

“If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts”.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.