Ref: 1623834

Original Listing

Company: 1623834

Salary: Ł28,891 - Ł33,094

Closing Date: Closing date: 2 Apr 2019

Location: St Andrews House, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3DG

SG/B2/SAH - Media Manager (EXT)

We are currently seeking applications for Media Managers within the Communications division based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. This is a specialist post and carries the communications pay Supplement of £2,000 per annum pro rata rising to £3,750 on completion of 12 months’ successful service.

Media managers are the mainstay of Scottish Government communications and are the key point of contact for media. You are likely to come from a PR or journalism background and will have an interest in politics and current affairs. You will have the ability to think creatively and communicate using a wide range of traditional and emerging media channels to target the right audiences.  You will have a developed news sense, be organised and able to work in an often pressurised environment.

Qualifications and experience required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent, and have a minimum of two years’ experience in a PR or journalism background.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Main Duties
• Media and press management - working with journalists, bloggers and other key influencers to inform the public of Scottish Government policies.
• News management - the ability to spot potential problems and react quickly.
• Media handling - drafting timely media materials, working with ministerial and policy teams, handling visits, working up lines to take.
• Content creation - helping create, shape, share and exchange dynamic content through social media channels.
• Campaigns - play an active role in Scottish Government campaigns and work alongside marketing and insight colleagues.
• Participating in the out-of-hours duty rota system, including weekend, evening and public holiday working.

To apply for this post please visit the Work for Scotland Website. You will need to provide the following by midnight on Tuesday 2 April 2019:

A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements. Please email this to

Answers to the following three questions (300 word limit for each):
1. Why do you want to work in Scottish Government Communications?
2. What knowledge, skills and experience will you bring to the role?
3. When have you delivered a piece of work/project to a tight deadline and how was this successful?

The answers to your three questions should demonstrate an understanding of and effective delivery within this field, your motivation to join the Scottish Government, a willingness to learn and continuously improve and innovation in the use of digital and social media channels.

To be considered for both the B2 and B3 posts, you must submit a separate application for each post.

You must complete your application and submit your CV by midnight on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

In the event of a high volume of applications, we will sift against the lead questions:
‘What knowledge, skills and experience will you bring to this role?’

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website and submit your CV to before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Julie Grant who can be reached at

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 01312445597 or via