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Media Officer | Press Officer - Brighton

  • Salary: £36724 per annum + Excellent Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brighton, East Sussex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 26/05/2017
  • Job reference: J366464A
This vacancy has now expired.

Media Officer | Media Relations | Communications | Press Office | Public Relations

£36,742

Brighton

Responsibilities:

  • To support the Media Relations Manager, Communications colleagues, and colleagues across the organisation
  • Play an active role in delivering the Media Relations Team's work to enhance and defend the organisations corporate reputation through proactive media engagement
  • Take ownership for particular subject areas and projects relating to the organisations key corporate priorities (such as the regulation of defined benefit, master trusts and public service pension schemes and the roll-out of automatic enrolment to small and micro employers)
  • Play a leading role in shaping and delivering the organisations campaign messages via the media
  • Produce high-quality press releases, articles, social media posts, media engagement plans and briefing material

Criteria:

Essential

  • An experienced media relations professional with a proven track record of working as a team player in a busy press office or in the PR industry
  • The ability to translate technical policy issues into engaging, concise and accurate written media material, using a strong news judgement
  • The ability to handle challenging media situations to tight deadlines and firmly rebut inaccurate reporting if required
  • A creative approach to media relations techniques using all available channels including social media and audio/visual
  • The ability to to advise, influence and persuade others, often at senior levels, to ensure the organisation is positioned as a bold and effective regulator

Desirable

  • Knowledge of pensions or financial services issues
  • A knowledge of the mechanics of central government

If you have 1+ years of media/press office experience and would like to find out more please send your CV over for immediate assessment!