PR Officer

Location
London
Salary
£30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
09 Oct 2017
Ref
13857084/001
Sector
Education
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A highly ranked and well established London based University

Description

  • Proactively work with a research officer to develop a bank of case studies to promote student experience and student outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development of the stakeholder relations and communications strategy that delivers thematic campaigns to raise the profile of the University
  • At times take responsibility an act as a media advisor and help deliver media training for staff.
  • Use social media channels to disseminate news to key stakeholders and the wider public.
  • Present complex academic research in an engaging way, finding appropriate news hooks for the target audience.
  • Proactively plan PR activities around the University's events calendar and recruitment cycle, and sell-in the case studies for supplements.
  • Support with photography, events and publications where needed.
  • Profile

  • Must have experience dealing with national journalists and at least one national campaign.
  • Outstanding writing skills, with the ability to deliver high quality written communications to a wide variety of audiences and across multiple channels
  • Stakeholder Management skills, dealing with a number of tricky internal and external stakeholders. Having the ability to persuade and influence at a variety of levels, selling-in stories and case studies on a regular basis.
  • Experience of delivering media campaigns and working alongside other communications disciplines to coordinate plans
  • Experience of PR crisis management
  • Good news judgement and an ability to identify key messages and story angles
  • Experience of working in a busy environment constantly having to re-prioritise work to tight deadlines
  • Job Offer

    Salary: £30,000-£32,000

    Annual Leave: 30 days per annum, plus eight Bank Holidays and seven University days taken at Christmas (pro rata for part-time staff