Press Officer

Location
City of London
Salary
£26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted
23 Apr 2019
Closes
01 May 2019
Ref
14004828/001
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

This prestigious membership organisation is a leading professional body for their industry.

Description

  • Help generate coverage in national and international media through placing of stories, distribution of press releases, arranging interviews and drafting of features with journalists
  • Serving as a point of contact for all media enquiries and ensuring a prompt and effective media relations response to relevant news
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key journalists to facilitate strong coverage
  • Copywriting for a variety of documents including briefing documents, press releases and reports
  • Contribute to creative brainstorms and the development of media tactics to support the organisation's strategy as required
  • Working alongside and providing media advice/support to all departments in line with the overall strategy and priorities of the organisation

Profile

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience working in a press team environment and working with national media
  • Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills with proven experience of producing high quality communications for media
  • Excellent journalistic skills - proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage
  • Understanding of social media and participation in blogs/communities
  • Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories
  • Ability to translate complex technical language into plain English to ensure that public understanding of the organisation's work is maximised
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills with ability to engage with journalists and internal and external stakeholders of all levels
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player
  • Desirable

  • Previous experience working within a membership body
  • Job Offer

    • A salary of between £26,000 and £36,000 commensurate with experience
    • Great benefits including free training and professional development courses

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