Senior Press Officer

Location
England,London,South West London
Salary
£33000 - £37000 per annum
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
24 May 2019
Ref
14009164/001
Contact
Jay Salvemini
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Executive
Sectors
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This person is responsible for generating proactive print, broadcast and online media coverage on a range of national policy issues to enhance the organisation's reputation.


Client Details

This prominent membership organisation is a leading professional body for their industry.


Description

* Maximising national media coverage for core activities and research and policy agenda through placing of stories, distribution of press releases, arranging interviews and drafting of features with journalists
* Serving as a point of contact for all media enquiries and ensuring a prompt and effective media relations response to relevant news
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with key trade, national and business journalists to facilitate strong coverage (print, online and broadcast)
* Design and deliver an active programme targeting bloggers, influencers and podcast channels
* Creation and delivery of integrated communications campaigns, working alongside the broader Communications team to align messaging
* Copywriting for a variety of documents including briefing documents, press releases and reports
* Contribute to creative brainstorms and the development of media tactics to support the organisation's strategy as required
* Preparing and running the on-site conference press offices for conferences and events as required
* Working alongside and providing media advice/support to all departments in line with the overall strategy and priorities of the organisation


Profile

Essential

* Demonstrable experience working in a busy press office environment and working with national media
* Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills with proven experience of producing high quality communications for media
* Excellent journalistic skills - proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage
* Understanding of social media and non-media influencers
* Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories
* Ability to translate complex technical language into plain English to ensure that public understanding of the organisation's work is maximised
* Strong networking and relationship building skills with ability to engage with journalists and internal and external stakeholders of all levels (including government and local authorities)
* Excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work in a high pressure environment
* Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player



Desirable

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Experience of working in a policy environment or for a membership organisation


Job Offer

* A salary of between £33,000 and £37,000 commensurate with experience
* Great benefits package including free daily 2 course lunch, plenty of training and development opportunities, exclusive discounts for a range of products and services (including gyms)
* Flexible working

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