Senior Press Officer

Location
England,London
Salary
£33.14 - £37.64 per hour
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
06 Dec 2019
Ref
3713852
Contact
Elizabeth Bowman
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Executive
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Your new company
This position is with a Central London based Local Authority

Your new role
This position will be providing press and communications advice and services to key political figures and senior members of the local council. The post holder will be working on both a proactive and reactive basis to respond to high profile issues. This will be involve dealing with national and international media and press, as well as managing media events and interviews. The position will also involve management of a small team of press officers, so management experience would be beneficial. You will also have the opportunity to accompany key political figures to external engagements.

What you'll need to succeed

* Flexibility to work out of hours and be on call as required
* Proven track record in providing media services or qualified journalist
* Experience within public sector or charity sector would be beneficial
* Experience in a management/supervisor role within a busy press office, where you have worked on high profile issues on a daily basis
* Ability to hit the ground running in a new team
* Understanding of the issues facing London as a major city would be beneficial

What you'll get in return
Work on exciting projects and receive a competitive salary

What you need to do now
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