Press Officer

£200.00 - £250.00 per day
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Verity Slade
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a policy and communications adviser whose core responsibility will be media relations.

You'll have an instinctive sense of what makes a strong news story and have been successful in turning complex information into helpful headlines. Previous experience of working up proactive news stories on money matters and handling reactive enquiries in a busy press office or news desk is essential.

As well as delivering compelling news content, you'll have the chance to work flexibly across most aspects of the stakeholder team's work building relationships with the people and organisations that have an interest in government or financial matters.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate

* Being in tune with what's going on in the world - picking up insights through strong relationships and using common sense and judgement to analyse and interpret information
* influencing and persuading across a range of stakeholders - understanding how best to engage with a variety of audiences
* communicating complex or sensitive messages in writing - being clear, engaging and accurate
* planning and prioritising in a busy and changing environment - caring about achieving results as a team while being flexible
* being personally accountable for getting the detail right, while still seeing the bigger picture
* having worked or gained specialist expertise in one or more of the following areas, policy, government and public affairs, advocacy, public relations and marketing

You will have experience in the below

* copy writing, editing and publishing (online or print)
* Writing press releases
* Media Briefings
* Research and investigation
* Stakeholder management
* Horizon scanning
* Be able to generate a story
* Can turn content in an engaging press release
* Experience of dealing with journalists and broadcaster's
* Working to tight deadline
* Ideally experience of working in government or the wider public sector

If this role is of interest, please do contact me ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience

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