Senior Media Relations Officer

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  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

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  • Salary:

    Cirica £38,000

  • Contact:

    Sophie Collins

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  • Consultant:

    Sophie Collins

Are you an established Media/Press Officer looking to take the next step?

Want to work in a high-profile, issues-rich Press Office dealing with National media daily?

Working for a high-profile regulator - this role has responsibility for running the day to day press office which took 1500 enquiries from the media last year. You will also be tasked securing pro-active media coverage to ensure the position and policies of the organisation are accurately represented in the media

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day running of the press office, proactively engaging with a variety of journalists and influencers
  • Lead on proactive press stories, from drafting media plans and press releases to selling-in stories and setting up broadcast interviews
  • Confidently deal with press enquiries in order to convey organisations position and defend and promote reputation
  • Support and coach the Media and Public Affairs Assistant
  • Lead responsibility for managing social media
  • Draft articles, op-eds and other content for the CEO and Senior Management Team
  • Brief and coach spokespeople prior for media interviews
  • Work with team members on crisis communications and planning
  • Undertake occasional out-of-hours duties, as part of a media team rota, to help provide aseven-day-a-week service

Key requirements:

  • Proven experience of working in media relations within a press office environment, meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience of explaining complex issues succinctly in writing and orally
  • Experience of drafting press releases, op-eds, articles and other media materials
  • Experience of supporting senior management team members in delivery of speeches, presentations and media interviews
  • Experience of planning and managing social media


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