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Press Officer

Press Officer

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent, B2B Communications

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30,000 - £35,000

  • Contact:

    Julie Mazzei

  • Contact Email:

    jmazzei@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    JAM 20183

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2021-05-30

  • Consultant:

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International professional service firm is looking for a Press Officer based in one of its regional offices – Manchester, Leeds, Solihull, Nottingham or Sheffield to develop proactive news stories across national, regional and trade media and reactively be first point of contact for journalist.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with wider press team to drive proactive media outreach to build, maintain and protect reputation through coverage of major projects and thought leadership to support strategic must win activity.
  • Manage a busy press office inbox and be first point of contact for journalists. You will be responsible for ensuring enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Write and develop impactful content for press releases, media pitches, opinion pieces, quotes etc.
  • Advise experts across the firm on media relations via written and verbal media briefings, managing interview requests, attending interviews and reviewing content.
  • Daily monitoring of coverage on a range of topics, flagging issues to colleagues in press office.

Candidates will need to be strong writers and experience of working in a press office. Ideally with understanding of the political landscape and key stakeholders. 

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