News and Communications Officer

Location
Merseyside
Salary
£26000 - £31095 per annum
Posted
23 Jul 2019
Closes
20 Aug 2019
Ref
14024690/001
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Temporary

Our client are at the centre point of their community, the work they do cannot be ignored and requires the right person to present them in the media

Description

The key responsibilities of the News and Communications Officer will be:

  • Negotiate with the media and mitigating risks to the organisation's reputation

  • Negotiate and consulting with internal and external stakeholders to protect and manage risks to their reputation

  • Analyse complex and sensitive issues to formulate a media response

  • Proactively identify newsworthy items to promote the organisation at a regional and national level

  • Integrate digital media approaches to news coverage in co-ordination with Digital Media Officers.

  • Develop briefing papers and a strategy in order to position spokespeople and the organisation effectively.

Profile

The successful News and Communications Officer will have:

  • Journalism experience, media office and /or public relations experience and a relevant degree or other higher-level professional qualification
  • Proven ability in protecting an organisation's reputation and enhancing its image.
  • Knowledge of media law to ensure an efficient service is provided.
  • Ability to work under pressure and possess qualities of tact, diplomacy and resilience.
  • Working to ever changing short deadlines to meet the demands of the organisation.
  • Must be able to work effectively in an environment where confidentiality is paramount and discretion essential.
  • Ability to work independently
  • A full, clean driving license and ability to commute in and around Merseyside

Job Offer

The successful News and Communications Officer will benefit from;

  • A competitive pro rated salary of £30,000
  • The pro rated equivalent of 25 holidays + Bank holidays
  • The opportunity to make a noticeable impact within an upstanding organisation that will be recognised on a national level