Press Officer - 12 month assignment

£17.14 - £19.16 per hour
27 July 2018
16 August 2018
Paul Whitehouse
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be responsible for the proactive and reactive press activity for a high profile charity on a regional, national and international scale.

Client Details

Our client is a high profile charity based in Cambridge


The key responsibilities are threefold:

Ownership of Press Office

- Build the growing press office function

- Promote media-handling best practice

- Prepare colleagues for media interviews

- Develop and execute the proactive media strategy in line with policy aims and membership targets

- Enhance charity reputation via different target media

- Respond to media enquiries

- Follow current media coverage and discover opportunities for comment and reaction

- Build and sell in stories and features

- Build and maintain journalist/blogger/vlogger relationships

Reputation Management

- Help plan and organise events as required to organisational and communications objectives

- Work with Member and stakeholder communications teams where required

- To write website copy, blogs and participate in other communications activities including active use of social media

International Development

- Help develop a global press strategy to support the rapidly-growing worldwide work

- To build international press contacts in line with operational reach.


- At least three years journalism/public relations experience

- Politically aware

- Experience and understanding of national media, with proven success in achieving positive coverage in a range of national or international media.

- Knowledge of creating pitches, packages and story lines for the media.

- Experience of working in a high profile, busy media team, newsroom, press office, or journalistic role.

- Contacts with and experience of working with national journalists.

- Experience of using social media

Job Offer

Immediate Start

Weekly pay

Competitive rate

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