My client, a high-profile name in the automotive sector, are seeking a motivated Press Officer to join their small and busy communications team. This role would suit a commercially minded and politically astute communications professional with an eye for a story and a passion for drafting impactful and effective member, stakeholder and consumer-facing communications.
At an exciting time for the team and organisation, this postholder will take on board a broad portfolio of responsibilities and will greatly suit motivated individuals that are keen to become an integral part of a small and close-knit team.
The successful candidate will:
Write for a range of owned and partner channels drafting news stories, press releases, byline articles, blogs and website content
Develop and maintain good professional relationships with key communicators across the media and other key organisations including government, regulators and trade associations
Create and publish high-quality and engaging content for a variety of audiences, including senior stakeholders from industry bodies, partner organisations or local/national media as well as communicating effectively to those who aren’t industry experts
Work effectively as a key member of a close-knit team and support colleagues across the wider organisation in policy, public affairs, learning & development and events.
Be comfortable managing a heavy workload and demonstrate an ability to prioritise, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced integrated communications team
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and exceptional written ability
An ability to tailor writing for a range of channels and audiences
Ability to research ideas thoroughly to create and develop evidence-based influential narratives
Agile and creative thinking with an ability to get to grips with a range of policy issues and industry topics
Demonstrable experience of developing and producing high quality content
Experience of having built relationships with political and professional decision-makers