Senior Press Officer

£32000 - £35000 per annum
15 April 2019
15 April 2019
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Press Officer will be responsible for generating proactive print, broadcast and online media coverage on a range of national policy issues to enhance the organisation's reputation.

Client Details

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


* Maximising national media coverage for core activities and research and policy agenda 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 trade, national and business journalists to facilitate strong coverage (print, online and broadcast) * Design and deliver an active programme targeting bloggers, influencers and podcast channels * Creation and delivery of integrated communications campaigns, working alongside the broader Communications team to align messaging * 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 * Preparing and running the on-site conference press offices for conferences and events as required * Working alongside and providing media advice/support to all departments in line with the overall strategy and priorities of the organisation


Essential * Demonstrable experience working in a busy press office 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 non-media influencers * 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 (including government and local authorities) * 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 * Experience of working in a policy environment or for a membership organisation

Job Offer

* A salary of between £32,000 and £35,000 commensurate with experience * Great benefits package including free daily 2 course lunch, flexible working, plenty of training and development opportunities, exclusive discounts for a range of products and services (including gyms)

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