Media Relations Manager

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28 Jul 2024

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is looking to reinforce its dynamic communications team with an experienced Media Relations Manager.

Job description
  • Shape and deliver our media strategy, ensuring that our priority messages and stories are reflected in media across the EU, from print to broadcast, from top-tier to specialised press.
  • Maintain a network of journalists on the EU and national levels; build long-term relationships with media influencers.
  • Proactive media outreach: pitch stories to media, tailoring the news angle to different interests; identify media opportunities.
  • Develop and draft engaging content for journalists, eg headline-grabbing press releases, op-eds, backgrounders, Q&As, etc.
  • Organise high-level press conferences, media roundtables and interviews.
  • Serve as ACEA’s media liaison, handling media inquiries.
  • Media monitoring and compiling daily summaries for the ACEA team
  • Media analysis and reporting on KPIs.
  • Keep abreast of the media landscape and ensure ACEA’s media database is up-to-date.


  • A good storyteller
  • Outgoing personality with excellent people skills
  • Good understanding of political/policy communications and the EU decision-making process
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Enthusiastic and positive team player
  • Native-level English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Other languages are a plus.
  • Around five years of relevant work experience (eg journalist, communications agency, trade association)

What we offer

  • Join a leading European industry association as part of a driven team of multicultural professionals in a time of change and transformation.
  • Impact the work of an entire European industry, which – directly or indirectly employs millions of workers across the continent and whose products are used even more widely.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to apply

  • Please send your CV and letter of application to the attention of Ben Kennard at (subject line: ACEA Media Relations Manager) before 28 July 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


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