Media Advisor Job

Location Greater London, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Personal Assistant
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  49455
Created 01 August 2018


Media Adviser London – Experienced only people apply


Role Profile

This role is set in a private office working as part of small team to provide specialist media advice to the principal. You will take responsibility for the principal’s media profile, their active engagement with their media business and work on varying philanthropic campaigns and special projects.

Using your expertise in the media and communications industry you will analyse the media landscape in relation to the principal and their business interests providing daily briefings. You will also proactively build strategic media campaigns seeking to garner positive and widespread coverage for good causes.

You will have strong written communication skills and have a broad understanding of all forms of media including social, broadcast, online and print. You will be familiar with owned, earned and paid for media across a wide range of channels and platforms.

As the role is based within a private office the successful candidate will also have some opportunities to engage in the wider work of the office, particularly around high profile events.


As well as reporting directly to the Principal, day to day you will report into the Managing Director who oversees the Principal’s private business interests.



For the principal directly:

  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan which forms the basis of all media engagement

  • Manage personal media profile including website and social media channels

  • Manage public media profile including interviews, events and any other public appearances

  • Fielding, filtering and managing media requests. Representing the views of the principal at all times.

  • Brief the principal ahead of all media engagements: detailed background briefings, interview preparation, creating biographies

  • Assist with speechwriting when required


  • Linked to the media business:

  • Support ongoing and prominent campaigns in the media business

  • Liaise with various individuals across the media businesses

  • Editing and assisting with the writing of coverage



For the private office and business interests:

  • Provide daily media monitoring around topics of interest

  • Using monitoring results to create focused briefings that also provide analysis where necessary

  • Research into media related business projects, partnerships and joint ventures between the media business and other entities

  • Assist with the establishment of these joint ventures and nurturing their development


  • Candidate Profile

  • Qualifications and Experience

  • 3 to 5 years proven experience gained in media or communications, this could be through an agency, in house or a publication

  • Be able to demonstrate past success in the delivery of high quality media coverage particularly around campaigns

  • Portfolio of high level pieces of writing which have been published

  • Media monitoring experience, familiar with tools such as Gorkana and Cision

  • Strong grasp of social media and analytics


  • Personal Attributes

  • Creativity to identify opportunities and generate creative campaigns ideas

  • Entrepreneurship to start up and develop joint ventures

  • Proactivity to always be on the front foot and make best use of time

  • Used to working in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Maintains confidentiality and uses utmost discretion with all matters

  • Comfortable interacting with high profile individuals and VIPs

  • Gathers and analyses information

  • Remains open to others' ideas, and seeks to proactively build connections with internal and external partners and stakeholders

  • Excellent time management and able to meet deadlines

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Not satisfied until a task is completed properly




Due to the high volume of applicants sometimes it is not possible to reply to everyone. If you have been successful we will be in touch. Thank you for your understanding.

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