Press Officer

Location
England,London
Salary
Up to £33000.00 per annum
Posted
11 September 2019
Closes
10 October 2019
Ref
3672033
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Press Officer based in London paying £33,000 plus benefits Your new company One of the largest savings organisations in the UK with 25 million customers and £147 billion invested. We are both a government department and an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our origins can be traced back over 150 years to 1861. Your new role We are looking for someone who is passionate about PR and excited to tell the stories that the organisation has to offer. You should be full of ideas, proactively identifying opportunities for positive media coverage across all mediums, and play a key role and promoting and protecting our trusted brand. On a day to day you will: * Develop proactive media stories and campaigns for brand and product-related PR * Take an active role in press office service, responding to media enquiries, becoming a key contact for industry journalists and identifying proactive opportunities * Copy-write for social media platforms and websites * Play a key role in developing and promoting consumer research * Suggest appropriate external partners/stakeholders to increase value of research and sell-in stories maximise coverage * Ensure that the press office has efficient and well managed processes, such as media contact logs, key message cribs etc. What you'll need to succeed * Experience of working in a busy PR team, agency or within another communications function * Ability to analyse market research and extract key newsworthy data * Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to master technical, financial and business information and communicate it simply and effectively to external audiences - in a compliant way that meets all regulatory requirements * Ability to deal confidently and develop good working relationships with journalists from a variety of media * Good knowledge of UK consumer media outlets, social media platforms and media database tools What you'll get in return A small company with a big reach we offer a range of benefits to include flexible working, great opportunities for development and a generous pension scheme. We care for colleagues, respect one another, invest in our people and manage talent effectively. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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