Temporary Press Officer

Location
England,West Sussex,East Grinstead
Salary
£150 - £225 per day
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Ref
13857609/001
Contact
TL - Nicola Harper
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
A leading UK membership body based near East Grinstead are looking to recruit an Interim Press Officer for an initial three month role.


Client Details

Our client is a leading membership body based near East Grinstead. They are easily accessible via the train and by car.


Description

The interim post holder will proactively support the handling of all media interest in the organisation, helping to ensure that the association meets its campaigning objectives.

Tasks include:

* Answering day to day incoming press enquiries on the telephone and on email
* Creating and drafting clear and engaging press releases and comments
* Sending statements and other information to journalists and following up
* Arranging appearances of our spokespeople on broadcast and print media both nationally and locally
* Fielding some enquiries from members who may well be in difficulty with the press


Profile

The Interim Press Office must have significant experience of working with the media and journalists within a busy press office previously, and be used to producing engaging press releases and comments for multiple channels.

* Must be able to write clear, crisp and engaging English
* Ability to translate complex information into simple terms
* High level of articulacy and communication skills, both face to face and on the telephone
* Ability to prioritise and deal with different tasks and responsibilities concurrently
* Ability to work unsupervised
* Ability to handle, analyse and present data


Job Offer

Up to to £200/day Ltd or Umbrella Company

They are able to look at candidates who wish to look at this on a full-time or 3/4 days a week basis

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