We are looking for a Press Officer to join a fast-paced and exciting communications team at a membership organisation. This role is a natural fit for anyone who has strong writing skills, an understanding of what makes for a compelling narrative, and who is an independent worker. The ideal candidate will also enjoy working in a fast-paced press office environment in which they are responsible for fielding national, trade and local media queries on a daily basis.
Act as a trusted member of the press office team by helping field inbound media queries.
Help assemble media content which is consistent with our wider messaging and communications strategy.
Grow our audiences to deliver maximum communications impact across traditional and digital media channels.
Ensure that the company tone of voice is consistent across the organisation.
Maintain and grow the company’s member case study database.
Help to oversee the out of hours press line
Play a part in the development of strong media angles which can be sold in to target media.
Write compelling, incisive short and long form content, such as articles, blogs and commentary.
Maintain our extensive network of national, trade and local journalists.
An understanding of how to brief spokespeople as regards how to deal with press interviews.
Look for innovative ways to interact with audiences, including arranging live and interactive discussions.
Collaborate with teams across the organisation in order to maximise our impact across the widest possible range of communications channels.
Closely monitor our audience profile and develop an understanding of the various issues facing the private rented sector.
Work with our communications, campaigns, policy, marketing, and events colleagues to ensure we are delivering the right messages, through the right channels, to the right people.
Experience of working on communications campaigns in a fast-paced professional services environment.
Ability to work independently and display initiative in a busy press office.
Familarity with social media platforms.
Experience of working with a membership organisation.
Experience of housing issues, especially private rented housing.
Experience of employing an ‘audience first’ approach in a digital context.
If you are interested in this position we want to hear from you! Please submit your CV today.
VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.
Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, 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, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.
In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.
VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.