PR Executive

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted
15 April 2019
Closes
17 April 2019
Ref
14004828/001
Contact
Jay Salvemini
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The PR Executive will be responsible for coordinating and delivering a proactive media programme to enhance the image through broadcast, print and online media.


Client Details

This prestigious membership organisation is a leading professional body for their industry.


Description

* Help generate coverage in national and international media through placing of stories, distribution of press releases, arranging interviews and drafting of features with journalists
* Serving as a point of contact for all media enquiries and ensuring a prompt and effective media relations response to relevant news
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with key journalists to facilitate strong coverage
* Copywriting for a variety of documents including briefing documents, press releases and reports
* Contribute to creative brainstorms and the development of media tactics to support the organisation's strategy as required
* Working alongside and providing media advice/support to all departments in line with the overall strategy and priorities of the organisation


Profile

Essential

* Demonstrable experience working in a press team environment and working with national media
* Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills with proven experience of producing high quality communications for media
* Excellent journalistic skills - proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage
* Understanding of social media and participation in blogs/communities
* Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories
* Ability to translate complex technical language into plain English to ensure that public understanding of the organisation's work is maximised
* Strong networking and relationship building skills with ability to engage with journalists and internal and external stakeholders of all levels
* Excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work in a high pressure environment
* Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player



Desirable

* Previous experience working within a membership body


Job Offer

* A salary of between £26,000 and £36,000 commensurate with experience
* Great benefits including free training and professional development courses

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