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Media & Communications Manager (The Lancet)

Posted: 15 Sep 2021 Closes: 13 Oct 2021
London Negotiable
Permanent & Full-time R26604_1631724183

Media & Communications Manager (The Lancet)

Full Time, London

We are looking for a full time Media & Communications Manager to join The Lancet's communications team. You will play a key role in maintaining the Lancet journals' reputation for excellence, and for ensuring our research and landmark reports spark public interest and catch the attention of the people who need to see them. You will have a strong background in media relations, a passion for science communication, and be happy working in a fast-paced environment. You will be firmly embedded in a lively and thriving communications and marketing department that currently spans London, Beijing and New York.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead on the delivery of a targeted media and communications programme to protect and build the reputation of The Lancet among our key audiences.
  • Lead on the media and communications strategy for key high-profile projects published across the Lancet group.
  • Refine and expand The Lancet's global media and communications strategy
  • Identify proactive and reactive opportunities to promote content from across the Lancet portfolio of journals to the international media
  • Create compelling and accurate media copy for press release, pitches or op-eds
  • Develop strong media relationships with UK, European and international health and science reporters
  • Manage reactive press office enquiries and respond to issues and risks appropriately
  • Manage freelancer writers and support colleagues in the press team

Skills and attributes:

  • Proven understanding of the media landscape, with a specific focus on the science and health space, and ability to manage a successful press office function
  • Strong understanding of trends, topics and issues in the policy, health and research space, and academpublishing
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders, from journalists and policy-makers, to communications professionals and researchers
  • A strategic thinker, able to devise audience focused communications plans that drive progress against goals
  • Brilliant writer, able to create compelling and accurate copy (eg press releases) from complex research papers
  • Self-motivated and driven, with the ability to work independently, but also highly collaborative and a real team-player

To apply for the role, please submit a cover letter and CV.

About The Lancet

The Lancet began as an independent, international weekly general medical journal founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley. Since its first issue, the journal has strived to make science widely available so that medicine can serve, and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.

Over the past two centuries, The Lancet has sought to address urgent topics in our society, initiate debate, put science into context, and influence decision makers around the world. The Lancet has evolved as a family of journals (across Child & Adolescent Health, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Digital Health, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Global Health, Haematology, Healthy Longevity, HIV, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Oncology, Planetary Health, Psychiatry, Public Health, Respiratory Medicine, Biomedicine, Clinical Medicine), but retains at its core the belief that medicine must serve society, that knowledge must transform society, that the best science must lead to better lives.

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