Media Relations Officer
Prospectus is delighted to be partnering with The Royal Parks to recruit a Media Relations Officer, on a part-time basis, until 31st August 2018.
The Royal Parks is a charity created in March 2017 and officially launched in July 2017 to support and manage 5,000 acres of Royal parkland, looking after eight of London's largest open spaces: Hyde, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James's, Bushy and The Regent's Parks, and Kensington Gardens. They also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Grosvenor Square Garden, Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet's Corner.
In 2017, The Royal Parks took over the role of managing the parks from The Royal Parks Agency - a former executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as well as fundraising and some education from the Royal Parks Foundation. The two organisations joined forces to create this charity and bring together the best of fundraising, education and park management.
The Royal Parks (TRP) is now seeking an exceptional Media Relations Officer, who can hit the ground running to join the communications team on a part-time, fixed term contract. You will work alongside the Media Relations and Communications Officer, responding to reactive media enquiries and delivering proactive PR projects and announcements to a wide audience, through a range of channels including traditional, digital and social media.
Key responsibilities of the role will include providing reactive press office support to deal with media enquires effectively, developing and implementing media and communications plans for specific projects, and maintaining the corporate communications diary. The post holder will need to create and develop strong relationships with journalists and key media outlets as well as offer general administrative support to the communications team.
The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills with the ability to tailor messages to a variety of target audiences, using a range of channels. They will be driven and engaged with a proven collaborative nature, ensuring that they keep up to date with the work of the team.
A full job description will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Prospectus. Please apply by providing a CV in Word format; no cover letter is required at this stage.