Senior Press Officer

Location
England,London
Salary
£32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
23 April 2019
Closes
23 April 2019
Ref
14009164/001
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This person is 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.

Description

* 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

Profile

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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