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Press Officer

Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: London Office, GB

Company: MAG

  • Press Officer
  • This role can be based in either our London Office or Manchester Airport
  • Permanent role
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer and welcome candidates from all backgrounds


About Us:  


Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is the UK’s largest group of airports which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Every year, MAG connects more than 60  million passengers with over 200 destinations across the globe.


All of MAG’s airports play a critical role in the regions they serve. Manchester Airport is the UK’s global gateway in the North, serving more than 28 million passengers a year with connections across five continents. London Stansted connects London and the East of England to more European destinations than any other UK airport, and East Midlands, alongside its passenger offering, is home to the country’s largest pure freight operation.


MAG is committed to investing in the future of its airports and in 2021, Manchester Airport marked a major milestone in its 85-year history when it opened its iconic Terminal Two extension, the centrepiece of its £1bn transformation programme. The Group is also a leader in aviation sustainability, with an ambitious CSR Strategy, a commitment to becoming Net Zero by 2038 and earning the title as a Financial Times Climate Leader for 2021 and 2022.


We’re all here on a journey ourselves, striving every day to help make air travel smoother, more seamless, connecting more people and goods with the world. As a team, we recognise the importance of what we do, supporting one another along the way. Together, we are the Journey Makers.



The Role:


The Press Officer plays a leading role in managing relationships with journalists to further MAG’s profile, reputation and reach in media, with a particular focus on national and international outlets. You will support the Director of Communications, Senior Press Officer and, where required, airport Heads of Media, in managing relationships with journalists and other media professionals, including editors, reporters, broadcasters, and bloggers.


You will support on key influencing projects, including PR campaigns, company announcements and financial communications, and will also help MAG react to the external news agenda by handling journalist enquiries on a day-to-day basis. This will include generating ideas for supporting collateral, and commissioning and delivering these materials as suitable.


The Press Officer is also responsible for supporting the maintenance of some owned media channels, including the group website, media centre and Twitter channel, and is responsible for the ongoing development and growth of those channels. You will also hold relationships with all media service providers on behalf of the Group, and they will support the wider directorate by maintaining MAG’s communications calendar, covering all strategic priorities at and airport and group level.




You will have experience of influencing stakeholders, including journalists, through events, meetings, phone calls and emails, as well as managing projects and driving successful outcomes. You will also have an interest in the external environments that impact on MAG, including developments and trends in print, broadcast, social media, politics and regulation, plus the ability to see the world through the lens of others, and manage very unpredictable and fast-moving situations.


What can we offer in return? Great benefits as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package including 6% company contribution pension, 24 days holidays plus bank holidays, free parking, subsidised public transport and a huge range of company discounts.



Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.


MAG is a Disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing