Senior Media Relations Officer

Location
England,East Sussex,Lewes
Salary
£31365 - £34785 per annum
Posted
11 October 2018
Closes
08 November 2018
Ref
13960303/001
Contact
Nicola Harper
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
A leading public sector body based near Lewes are looking to hire a talented media professional to join their team on a 12 month fixed term contract.


Client Details

Our client is a leading public sector body based in Lewes (near Brighton).


Description

The Senior Media Relations Officer is a busy role and you will work with colleagues throughout the organisations to identify stories to keep the public updated with the news in their local area.







You'll Be Responsible For:



* Sourcing and writing stories for local audiences (they feature in the local media every day)



* Working with local journalists and providing them with interesting and engaging content that interests their readers



* Creating an array of social media content and finding new ways to reach our audiences



* Responding to the public on Twitter and Facebook - talking to the public is key


Profile

The successful candidate will be required to evidence the following skills:



* Ability to be self-driven, recognising great opportunities and acting on them

* Ability to write press releases, articles, other content and digital material to a high standard and to tight deadlines

* Ability to work in a busy environment, as both an individual and part of a team

* Knowledge of media law

* Experience of working with national and local media

* Ability to use social and digital media, and drive forward innovation in both

* Driving licence and access to a car


Job Offer

An annual salary of between £31,365 - £34,785 depending on experience, with flexible working and 26 days annual leave + bank holidays

This role is based in Lewes but with travel across Sussex

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