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Press Officer - PR & Media Function

  • Salary: Up to £38 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 08/05/2018
  • Job reference: J385972A

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Essential Requirements

  • Account manager level or in-house equivalent.
  • A good understanding of the UK media with strong relationships.
  • A sound understanding of how an in-house press team works, and ability to demonstrate accountability, proactiveness and confidence when dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate PR campaign and project management.
  • Proactive and robust, able to anticipate business requirements and media responses.
  • Experience of operating in a complex corporate organisation, subject to significant public scrutiny.
  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams on integrated campaigns involving public affairs and social media.
  • First class written communication skills, with strong ability to write press releases, media responses, blog posts and by-lined articles.
  • Resilience and ability to provide rapid and robust responses to external comments or policy developments.
  • Ability to gather and use case studies to demonstrate impact.
  • To show willing and pro-activeness in the department and to bring a style and ideas to develop the department processes and function.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of working closely and briefing senior leaders on a day-to-day basis if required or in the absence of the senior PR.
  • Understanding of the financial services environment an advantage.
  • Able both to lead and to get stuck in on the detail of projects, capable of balancing and prioritising multiple projects.
  • Strong organisational skills/ability able to meet both specific and unexpected deadlines.
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Proven attention to detail.
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