Press Officer

£25000 - £30000 per annum
10 January 2017
08 February 2017
James Nally
Job Function
Marketing, PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Full Time
An urgent opportunity has arisen for a Press Officer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This role will sit within a leading and recognised retail business with a speciality in the food and wellness sector.

Client Details

This client is an exciting retail, FMCG and wellness business with a recognised brand name and a welcoming and friendly team. This business also practices in the wellness sector too. You will join a fast environment and work to tight deadlines and juggle changing priorities; whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.


The successful Press Officer and PR Executive will be responsible for;

Writing and coordinating the distribution of press releases; covering relevant business activities which will directly or indirectly promote the business in a positive and locally focused way.

Ensuring that press releases are maximised through all available media channels; ensuring our own internal and external digital platforms are updated to reflect current news.

Managing incoming press enquiries (including crisis management) and providing a response that will portray our business in a favourable light.

Arranging press and promotional photo calls when required

Managing associated budgets for press and related licenses.


The successful Press Officer will have the following background;

* Creative ability and attention to detail
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merges; email and web searches
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle changing priorities whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
* Ability to remain positive when facing challenging situations
* PR knowledge, including creation and distribution of press releases, writing articles, crisis management, copy writing and event publicity

Job Offer

An exciting retail opportunity with the potential to extend to a permanent position.

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