Press Officer

£25000 - £27000 per annum
16 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
Isabella Cardy
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The objective of this press officer role is to maximise public awareness and support the work of the busy press office

Client Details

One of the UK's largest armed forces charities, working wherever and with whoever is in need.


Key responsibilities:

* Responding to enquires and requests to the press office, to ensure a quick response in conjunction with team members.

* Managing and reactivating the media log to meet deadlines, ensuring that all enquiries are recorded and followed up.

* Ensuring efficient and accurate handover of media enquiries to the PR Senior management team to progress smoothly.

* Supplier relationship management of the press office systems and media monitoring system, journalist database, forward planner and co-ordinate coverage analysis.

* Working with PR Managers, to support the teams finance processes and budget management all year round including raising PO's, invoices, expenses, booking accommodation and travel.

* Oversea the forward planning, diary maintaining and other key events.

* Developing and maintaining good working relations within all types of media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and presenting a professional, positive and content face of the organisation.

* Assisting within the development and research of media campaigns on behalf of the organisation

* Planning meetings, contributing to team ideas, having a fresh approach on media and keeping up to date with industry developments.

* Assist with event management in supporting of public launces and events.

* Providing administrative and logistical support to the organisation.


Skill set:

* Experience working within charity sector

* Brilliant organisational skills

* Ability to plan, manage and prioritise a heavy workload

* Excellent telephone skills

* Good IT skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint

* Able to take flexible approach to problem solving

* Experience of media relations and targeting different audiences

* Experience of working as part of a team where good communication and co-ordination is essential

* Experience of researching or handling complex requests or information and accurately relaying the information to colleagues

* Previous experience working together with partners to achieve shared goals

Job Offer

Interim contract

Interviews this week

Hourly rate

Reporting into the National PR Manager

Asap start

Opportunity to apply for the permanent role

Central London offices

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