Press Officer

6 days left

Location
England,Staffordshire,Stafford
Salary
£30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
05 May 2017
Closes
02 Jun 2017
Ref
13703541/001
Contact
Lucy Powell
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Executive
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
Press Officer on an interim contract for a role based in Stafford


Client Details

Public sector organisation based in Stafford


Description

* To manage the response to enquiries from representatives of the national, regional and local media
* Determine appropriate actions in dealing with media enquiries, including determining whether information should be issued proactively and which information should and should not be issued in line with policy and practice
* To gather all the information relevant and necessary to deal with media enquiries, analyse it and communicate it to the appropriate media or people who may need it
* To devise press releases, statements or response when required and arrange for them to be disseminated via the recorded news line, email, the intranet and the internet
* To have good working knowledge of current affairs and related issues on the news agenda


Profile

* Able to produce written media quickly and accurately within required timescales
* Awareness/knowledge of different methods of disseminating information to the media e.g briefings, press conferences and press releases
* Able to anticipate the needs of journalists and demonstrate an understanding of the news value of the organisations activities


Job Offer

Interim contract

£30k to £32k circa

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