Press Officer – Journalist – News Desk job vacancy

Michael Page UK

Overview: Press Officer – Journalist – News Desk job vacancy in Not Specified recruiting now

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Employer: Michael Page UK
Location: Not Specified, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Communications Officer – PR – Media Relations – Journalist -Editor
South Yorkshire – Remote
About Our Client

A public sector organisation where you can make a real impact

Job Description

As a Press & Media Relations Specialist you will

Working on a news desk, writing and producing communications materials e.g. press releases, articles, staff bulletins and social media postings.
Support the corporate communications and prepare, deliver external communications campaigns via traditional media and online platforms.
Support consultation and engagement activities with internal and external stakeholders.
Responding to incoming media enquires as appropriate, sourcing appropriate information and images, drafting media statements and arranging interviews.
Preparing news stories for print and broadcast media, including pro-actively identifying opportunities, sourcing appropriate information and images, drafting press releases and arranging interviews.
Coordinating media events.
Drafting feature articles for trade and print media.
The Successful Applicant

As a Communications Specialist – Media, PR and Press you will have;

3+ year’s experience within communications, PR and Media Relations
You will have experience in communications PR or journalism ideally within the public sector.
Experience of working with or in local or national media is preferred and you must understand media law.
You will need a good understanding of what drives reputation, with a demonstrable experience of leading and implementing successful media and digital campaigns to deliver business objectives.
Good written, editorial, social media engagement and oral communications skills with a strong, proven understanding of what makes a good news story and interesting, accessible content.
Experience of both digital and traditional media content and social media tools to assess performance and inform business decisions.
Good internal and external relationship management skills, with ability to develop good working relationships with and influence journalists, social media influences and senior managers, dealing with conflict and challenge in a calm, measured way
You will be able to work to tight deadlines, manage a varied workload and thrive under pressure
Previous worked within a public sector or NFP environment ideally or within corporate communications
What’s on Offer

£30,000- £35,000

Interviews will take place soon so please apply ASAP. This role is for approx 9 months so you will need to be available within 2-4 weeks

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