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Press Officer – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Well known service provider requires an experienced Press Officer to join their team to proactively target key media to raise corporate profile and reactively respond to media and public enquiries and protect reputation.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Proactively promote regional media campaigns and gain coverage as well as reactive reputation management.

  • Develop and maintain strong regional media relationships.

  • Produce a content calendar and copy for press, social media and website.

  • Working with wider corporate communications team to develop stories and promote brand.

  • Be a part of the out of hours on call press team rota.

Ideally looking for a former journalist turned communications professional who has excellent knowledge of North West issues, media and key political stakeholders. This is a contract role so need to have notice period of one month. The organisation operates flexible working but you will be required to come in to the office around business need and within Government guidelines.


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.