Press Officer



This person will be responsible for the delivery of the organisation’s media relations programme by raising awareness of their great work by supporting campaigns, events and appeals. Client Details This growing organisation is a national charity looking to transform the lives of those affected. Description Act as first point of contact for media enquiries, ensuring a prompt and professional response Monitor key media to identify opportunities for positive coverage and any negative coverage requiring a response Ensure a prompt and effective media relations response to relevant news Develop strong relationships with key journalists to facilitate strong coverage Gather stories and background information as required to support media relations needs including writing up case studies and arranging interviews Research and write press releases, media briefings, promotional literature, publication articles and position statements as required Contribute to the promotion of multi-channel media coverage Organise press conferences, receptions and other media relations events as required Assist the digital team with sharing social media content in line with the current media agenda Provide media advice/support to all departments in line with the overall strategy and priorities of the organisation Assist as required with developing communications resources such as presentations, speeches and key messages Writing and distributing high quality media materials including press releases, interview briefings and statements Profile Essential Previous experience working in a press team environment and working with national media Proven experience of producing high quality communications for media contacts and external stakeholders Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills Excellent journalistic skills – proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories Strong networking and relationship building skills with ability to engage with journalists and internal and external stakeholders of all levels Excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work in a high pressure environment Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player Desirable Previous experience working within the charity sector Job Offer Salary of between £25,000 and £27,000 commensurate with experience



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