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Media & Campaigns Officer

£18.00 - £20.17 per hour
Work from Home, Hybrid working
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Job description

Morgan Hunt requires a Media & Campaigns Officer for NHS based in South East London

Pay Rate: £18ph PAYE £2.17 WTR = Total Pay Rate: £20.17ph

Hours 37.5 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri - 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home

Location: South East London

Duration: 3 months on going contract

Job description:

The Media & Campaigns Officer plays a central role in the press office of the busiest NHS service in the country.

A self-starter, they are the first point of contact into the communications team for media queries and requests for interviews. Good judgement and confidence when dealing with journalists is a must.

They will help identify stories and generate ideas that promote the clinical excellence of our ambulance crews to traditional media as well as through our digital channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for media calls on the press desk - which will involve judgement and persuasion skills responding to media requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Build and develop relationships with journalists and producers to proactively pitch media stories and opportunities.
  • Write news releases for local, regional, national, international and trade press
  • Demonstrate empathy, confidence and resilience when subjected to the occasional very difficult phone conversations with the media, general public and colleagues.
  • Handle media enquiries by noting requests; sourcing information relating to incidents/issues from staff, documentation and tapes of calls; developing responses based on facts available; and responding against media deadlines, ensuring responses adhere to Trust policy on maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Compile regular reports - such as the daily media summary - to the executive management team and the top levels of Service-wide management.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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