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The World Energy Council is an international membership organisation with national Member Committees in over 90 countries.

It is headquartered in London (UK).  Its employees represent over 15 different countries, speak more than ten languages and come from a broad range of backgrounds, most with experience in the energy sector.

 

Currently available position:

PR Manager, World Energy Council

Context of the role
The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all.

Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders.

The Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

See further details at www.worldenergy.org and @WECouncil


Overview of the role
The PR Manager will lead the news and media function within the secretariat’s Communications team.  The role holder’s mission is to engage with media to promote the World Energy Council content and thought leadership:

  • Building the quantity and quality of news about the World Energy Council, our member committees, and our work
  • Managing our relationships with journalists and media organisations globally, securing coverage to help achieve our goals
  • Empowering our members and colleagues to further engage with media and news channels to help achieve their objectives
  • Providing editorial control and planning for our media announcements, website news, and our global news briefing for our members

Knowledge of the energy sector is desirable but not essential.  What’s more important is for the post holder to be a savvy media professional with knowledge of international media and the skills to engage a range of stakeholders.  The post-holder must have impeccable writing and editing skills, and a nose for a good story.

Having international experience and foreign language skills would be a bonus as would experience of working with Cision or similar news management systems.


Accountabilities
Reporting to the Head of Communications the post holder will lead on news and media issues for the World Energy Council, supporting the Senior Director External Affairs and Communications on news and media strategy, developing a plan for member news for our website and for our regular news briefing for members.

  1. Manage the World Energy Council’s relationships with the media, including:
  • Building relationships with top-tier journalists and media organisations
  • Identifying stories with the potential for media coverage, helping colleagues and our national committees to see when and how media engagement could help them achieve their objectives
  • Identifying spokespeople and providing briefing prior to media engagements
  • Securing quality coverage
  • Write and edit press releases, op-eds, briefing materials
  • Building media lists
  • Answering media queries
  1. Measure and evaluate the impact of our media work:
  • Monitoring our coverage in the media and evaluating the outcomes of our media activities
  • Produce regular media reports for our Board
  • Encouraging the sharing of knowledge and best-practice
  1. Manage the production of news about the World Energy Council and our community, including:
  • Developing relationships throughout the organisation and our community, to understand what’s going on and spot the potential for stories
  • Helping colleagues to understand and plan for using news as a means to achieve their goals
  • Efficiently producing engaging and outcome-focused news content, empowering colleagues and members committees to take part while building their capacity to carry out media work
  1. Coordinate our news output:
  • Providing editorial control and planning for the news and media section of our website. Duties will include commissioning and editing member stories and providing guidance to members to improve their future output
  • Collaborate with the publishers of the World Energy Focus, our monthly e-magazine for the global energy community
  • Edit WEC Inside, our monthly global news briefing for our members, providing a platform to keep our community informed of latest developments
  • Share ownership of the World Energy Council’s Twitter account with the rest of the Communications team
  1. Provide admin and other Communications support, including:
  • Uploading stories onto the website
  • Sending out our news communication using CRM mail-shot functionality
  • Managing suppliers, e.g. media monitoring and database platforms
  • Logging invoices

 

The role is a permanent and full time position.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter, outlining why you are well suited to the role to Rachael Munday: Munday@worldenergy.org.

Please state PR Manager in the subject of your email.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 6 April 2015. Please note: only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

 

World Energy Council Employees

It takes expertise, passion and dedication to coordinate the action of energy leaders and practitioners across the world. Working at the World Energy Council is a rewarding experience for anyone who is committed to our sustainable energy future, enjoys working in a challenging, fast-paced, multi-cultural environment and has worked in the energy field, although WEC also employs professionals in communications and media, finance, IT, HR and marketing.

Interested in exploring career opportunities at the World Energy Council?

Contact Emily Melton, Chief Operating Officer at the WEC London office using the Contact form below.

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