PR Executive

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted
15 April 2019
Closes
15 April 2019
Ref
14004828/001
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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