Press Officer

Location
England,London
Salary
£25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted
16 October 2019
Closes
14 November 2019
Ref
14053224/001
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
The objective of this press officer role is to maximise public awareness and support the work of the busy press office

Client Details

One of the UK's largest armed forces charities, working wherever and with whoever is in need.

Description

Key responsibilities: * Responding to enquires and requests to the press office, to ensure a quick response in conjunction with team members. * Managing and reactivating the media log to meet deadlines, ensuring that all enquiries are recorded and followed up. * Ensuring efficient and accurate handover of media enquiries to the PR Senior management team to progress smoothly. * Supplier relationship management of the press office systems and media monitoring system, journalist database, forward planner and co-ordinate coverage analysis. * Working with PR Managers, to support the teams finance processes and budget management all year round including raising PO's, invoices, expenses, booking accommodation and travel. * Oversea the forward planning, diary maintaining and other key events. * Developing and maintaining good working relations within all types of media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and presenting a professional, positive and content face of the organisation. * Assisting within the development and research of media campaigns on behalf of the organisation * Planning meetings, contributing to team ideas, having a fresh approach on media and keeping up to date with industry developments. * Assist with event management in supporting of public launces and events. * Providing administrative and logistical support to the organisation.

Profile

Skill set: * Experience working within charity sector * Brilliant organisational skills * Ability to plan, manage and prioritise a heavy workload * Excellent telephone skills * Good IT skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint * Able to take flexible approach to problem solving * Experience of media relations and targeting different audiences * Experience of working as part of a team where good communication and co-ordination is essential * Experience of researching or handling complex requests or information and accurately relaying the information to colleagues * Previous experience working together with partners to achieve shared goals

Job Offer

Interim contract Interviews this week Hourly rate Reporting into the National PR Manager Asap start Opportunity to apply for the permanent role Central London offices

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