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Press and Media Officer

Walsall, West Midlands
£27,514 - £31,895 per annum (Pay Award Pending)
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Press & Media Officer (Senior Communications and Marketing Executive)

Location: Walsall

Salary: £27,514 - £31,895 per annum (Pay Award Pending)

Job Type: Full time/Permanent

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th December 2022

About us:

Tens of millions of pounds have been secured to transform Walsall and we are transforming our communications and marketing team to tell the story of our people, our place and our Council.

We have big ambitions to build on our proud industrial heritage and build a borough fit for the future.

Our team has an important role to play in this and we need a Press and Media Officer for our busy Press Office who will work closely with the local, regional and national media to raise awareness of the Council’s work and promote the positive results the Council is achieving across all its services.

The candidate:

We are looking for an experienced communication professional with strong writing skills who can generate and place good news stories to enhance the reputation of the Council.

Researching, writing and publishing news releases and responding to media enquiries will be at the heart of this role, alongside developing contacts and building relationships with journalists.

You’ll also be creative and able to develop ideas to tell the Council’s story and create engaging content for social media and marketing campaigns.

So, if you’re someone with a flair for writing with lots of creative ideas and a passion for communications, we’d love to hear from you.

This role may also be suitable for journalists looking to develop a career in public sector communications.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Handling media enquiries effectively in a busy, newsroom-type environment
  • Agreeing statements, responses and quotes with relevant officers, senior managers and members
  • Planning and delivering PR campaigns and communications on behalf of the Council
  • Creating multimedia content to communicate key messages raising awareness of Walsall and of Walsall Council

Note: We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that’s you, we’re waiting for your application.

For more information about this role, view the Job Description and Employee Specification (Senior Communications and Marketing Executive: Communications, Marketing and Brand)

View Information for Applicants

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English

This position is designated as a politically restricted (sensitive) post

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with experience of: Public Relations Specialist, PR Officer, Marketing Campaigns Coordinator, Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketer, Social Media Officer, PR Executive, Public Relations Coordinator, Public Relations Executive, Marketing Executive, Marketing Communications, Communications Officer, PR Consultant and may also be considered for this role.


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