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The Role

My client looking for a pro-active self-starter to join their communications team and become a key part of their Press, Policy and Public Affairs work.

You'll be part of an award-winning team that works to promote and defend the membership's issues, and regularly delivers campaigns, thought leadership, and big-ticket media coverage.

On a typical day, you'll be writing and reviewing copy for media materials (targeting regional, trade and potentially national media outlets) and social media channels, liaising with journalists to arrange interviews and briefings, monitoring the media for breaking news stories and coverage opportunities, carrying out media outreach, helping to support the team's thought leadership work, carrying out research, and helping keep track of the team's activities and successes.

The Person

My client is after someone with a passion for media relations and issues-based communications.

The ideal candidate is at equally at home writing tweets as they are comment pieces, loves diving through statistics and research to develop content and copy, enjoys picking up the phone to pitch to journalists, is a whizz with spreadsheets and statistics, and a top-level proof-reader.

High quality copywriting skills are a must for this role, as you'll spend the majority of your time writing and editing copy, but you'll also need excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt content and arguments for different audiences.

If you are self-motivated, efficient, and well-organised, with the ability to work to tight deadlines and on simultaneous projects, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent or extensive relevant work experience
  • 2-5 years experience in a Public Relations/Press/Media Relations role
  • Experience working with journalists
  • Impeccable writing skills
  • 1st class research skills

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Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

Senior Consultant - Policy Public Affairs & Comms

0118 438 1007
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