Press Officer

  • Job Reference: 114221396-2
  • Date Posted: 22 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Anonymous
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £36,000 to £38,000
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Press Officer

Role
£36,000 - £38,000
with Benefits

Location
City

THE COMPANY:

My client, a well-established Regulatory Body based in the heart of the City, are looking for a Press Officer to join their successful team. You will be confident creating positive media for both reactive and proactive media activity. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive company who offer excellent benefits and work-life balance

THE ROLE:

Writing content to a high standard; including drafting statements and writing press releases, articles and reports as well as fielding media calls.
Taking lead on media and PR initiatives for specific business areas.
To initiate and plan campaigns and stories whilst proactively identifying media opportunities and story ideas.
Supporting senior spokespeople within the team and across the organisation in providing clear briefings and messaging.
Being an active and collaborative member of a team to deal with any issues and incidents and liaise with departments.
To keep up to date with the latest media coverage and evaluate the information for weekly update meetings.
Keeping various departments and teams updated with information on the impact of campaigns and initiatives.
To build relationships with media contact and industry partners.
Provide support to senior staff with budgeting and reporting.
Managing media enquiries in an effective and timely way.

THE PERSON:

Experience of consumer, issues-based and B2B media relations.
Understanding of digital and social channels.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Excellent presentation skills and confident speaker.
Skills and experience in working in a busy press office.
Experience of effectively targeting and pitching stories to journalists.
Able to manage multiple requests and work to deadlines.
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
Creative thinking combined with strong judgement.
Experience in monitoring and understanding the news agendas.

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