Press Officer

£31000 - £33000 per annum
27 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
Isabella Cardy
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
A military Charity in London are looking for an interim Press Officer. ASAP start! There is possibility of going permanent and the roles pays £20 per hour (paye).

Client Details

Military Charity


Key Responsibilities:

* Identify opportunities and set clearly agreed targets and objectives with the PR Manager.

* Identify and source consultancies to help deliver these programmes where appropriate, managing them to ensure that communications objectives are delivered and monitoring costs and performance against agreed targets.

* Identify key opportunities, gaining buy in and support for initiatives and acting as a representative of the Charity. Anticipate risks and challenges, adopting a proactive approach to problem-solving and mitigation.

* Offer support to the organisations' members and staff regarding PR policies, practices, procedures, programs and actions.

* Provide a critical supporting role to the PR Manager; assisting in the preparation, delivery and reporting of key performance indicators against the Corporate Communications' five and ten-year strategic plan and the annual operating plan.

* Write and edit press releases; articles for in-house and external publications, creating speeches and items for the organisation's website and intranet. Answer enquiries from individuals, journalists and other organisations and speaking in public at presentations, press conferences or in media interviews.

* Maintain a solid and growing network of stakeholder relationships among influencers, decision-makers, partner organisations and media assets; presenting a positive, professional and contemporary face of the charity.

* Provide event management assistance in support of public relations, fundraising, membership, campaigning and welfare objectives; including guest and volunteer logistics and support, supplier management, securing of venue and programme/scheduling.

* Develop and maintain good working relations with the media, including national newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

* Provide support to PR initiatives involving social media such as Facebook, Twitter and relevant bloggers, incorporating new media platforms in the development, execution, monitoring and evaluation of all PR campaigns where warranted and generating social media and digital content as required.


-Media experience

-Event management

-Project management

-Experience in handling journalists

-Immediately available

-Interested in temp-perm

-Strong writing skills

Job Offer

3 months interim contract with look to go permanent

£20 an hour (paye)

Salary of permanent appointment - £36,666

Interviews - w/c 2nd September 2019

Role reports into the National PR Manager

Central London offices

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