Capital Radio upgrades corporate communications position

Capital Radio has upgraded its in-house job brief following a series of new business ventures and is now hunting for its first head of corporate communications.

Capital Radio has upgraded its in-house job brief following a

series of new business ventures and is now hunting for its first head of

corporate communications.



The UK’s biggest commercial radio group was originally looking for a

head of PR and publicity for its key London stations Capital FM and

Capital Gold. (PR Week, 20 September, 1996). The original job would have

involved profile raising activity for Capital’s top name DJs and

publicity work for events like the Summer Jam and Help a London

Child.



The brief has now been expanded to include corporate and financial PR

for the Capital group following its purchase of the restaurant chain My

Kinda Town and the launch of the Capital Cafe at the end of last

year.



Reporting directly to Capital’s group managing director Richard Eyre,

the director will be responsible for positioning Capital as a ’high

profile entertainment group’.



The chosen candidate will head a small team including PR executive Kate

van Beek who has been managing PR since the departure of Justin Hunt

last autumn. ’Given that we have diversified our business interests

there are different requirements,’ explained van Beek.



Capital Radio is looking for someone with a background in the youth,

leisure or music industries. They must also have an understanding of the

financial, public and investor relations, government affairs and

consumer PR.



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