Press Officer – Health or Science PR Background Desirable

Press Officer – Health or Science PR Background Desirable

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  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

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  • Salary:

    £31,400 - £33,400

  • Contact:

    Annaleise Hollis

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Press Officer - Full time, Permanent, £31,400 - £33,400 p.a.

My client is looking for an experienced, motivated and creative Press Officer to communicate some of the biggest issues facing its members, healthcare and the work of anaesthetists. As Press Officer, you will provide wide-ranging, proactive press and editorial support to my client’s communications function.

  • You will identify, progress and respond to press opportunities and deliver professionally written and timely editorial content targeting our membership and other stakeholders to promote my client, its work, the specialty of anaesthesia and healthcare policy issues.
  • You will be part of the Communications and External Affairs directorate, which is responsible for a range of activities, including member engagement, press relations, policy and public affairs, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, digital communications and publications.
  • You will be responsible for driving both proactive and reactive media work for my client. As well as building and maintaining relationships with key journalists and media titles, a key element of the role is to identify both College activity and healthcare issues and turn this into compelling media stories to engage our target audiences and demonstrate my client’s responsibilities. From briefing media and organising interviews, to developing and pitching regular and targeted media ideas, op-eds and blogs, this is an opportunity to demonstrate a talent in delivering relevant and timely news coverage across print, broadcast and digital media.
  • You will have experience in a similar role within a press office, newsroom or other communication team and will be able to demonstrate success of implementing campaigns and writing media releases in the UK health environment. They will have excellent knowledge of UK national and regional media, as well as a genuine interest for health communications. It is also crucial for the candidate to have the ability to translate and deliver scientific information comprehensively, to a range of audiences.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that the successful candidate is highly proactive, has strong IT skills, an eye for detail and the ability to prioritise their workload effectively to hit tight deadlines.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17 February 2019. Candidates will be asked to supply a supporting statement details of which will be shared upon receiving applications.