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Press and Communications Executive (4287)

We've got an amazing story to tell. Why not come and help us build a worldwide reputation.

We're looking for a Press and Communications Executive to join our award-winning Press Team to tell the world about the research strengths of  Manchester Metropolitan University.

Manchester Met has around 4,000 staff and more than 38,000 students, making it one of the biggest universities in the country. We are known for our research excellence in a range of areas, including sport and health, art and creative writing, as well as our close links with the business community. We have recently opened a new School of Digital Arts, Institute of Sport and Poetry Library and are leaders in terms of sustainability and hydrogen fuel, ranking in the top three greenest universities for the last nine years.

Focusing on our Faculty of Health and Education you'll you be responsible for sourcing research stories and then telling them in an engaging and impactful way through written, audio and video content to help deliver the University's reputation strategy.

You'll be a key part of  not just the Press Team, but the wider Communications Team. You'll  deliver strategic media relations - including pitching stories, developing academic experts, and building relationships with key journalists - and have the opportunity to work with social media and  public affairs experts and content creators to ensure we deliver tangible impact to a range of audiences, from Government ministers and business leaders, to SMEs and prospective students.

You'll need to be a self-starter with excellent writing skills and a nose for a good story. 

If this sounds like the role for you check out the job description and if you need more information don't hesitate to contact Ian Christon, Head of External Communications ( or Chris Morris, Media Relations Manager ( to see up a chat.

To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade n6 (£27,116 to £30,497)
  • Closing Date:
    9 December 2021
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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