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Press Officer

Michael Page Marketing
Closing date
24 Dec 2020

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Job Details

Working for one of the most sought after civil service organisations in the UK at a pivotal moment within the country


  • Reactive media - responding to journalists and press enquiries
  • Crisis communications and some Proactive media
  • Supporting and advising officials on all aspects of presentation, accompanying Ministers to interviews, visits and events, updating social media accounts and blogs, supporting rebuttal lines and developing new content
  • Developing high quality content for use across a wide range of channels and platforms
  • Maintaining close working relationships with counterparts in other arms-length bodies and other partner organisations, ensuring all communications activity is aligned and jointly planned
  • Supporting a 24 / 7 media service including participation in the out-of-hours duty rota


  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Experience of proactive and reactive communications, ideally more reactive
  • Ability to develop and deliver creative campaigns to tackle problems and promote issues
  • Ability to create social media content
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, prioritise workload and deal with competing priorities
  • A strong news sense and the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences.

Job Offer

This is a fixed term contract starting ASAP paying £30,000 - £33,000 dependant on experience.


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