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Media Officer

£31684 - £32000 per annum

Job description

Morgan Hunt is working with a Brighton based Regulatory body in search of a permanent Media Officer to join a busy press and communications team.

The position offers hybrid working from the Brighton office and a salary of £32k p/a alongside one of the best pension schemes in the country.

The key responsibilities of the Media Officer:

  • Dealing with journalists, stakeholders, and other government bodies, and proactively managing media enquiries and reputational issues as required.
  • Producing and sell in high-quality press releases, articles, blogs and podcasts to core pensions trade press, national print and broadcast media and business sector publications.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key press contacts.
  • Generating media and public relations opportunities to raise awareness of the regulator's work to promote high standards across the industry.
  • Advising colleagues, including the regulator's Board and senior management team, on media-handling strategies, statements, and lines to take.
  • Participate in our out-of-hours rota as required - approximately one week per month.
  • Creating content for the organisations blog, podcast and other channels
  • Work dynamically to provide support to other communication functions as appropriate.

Previous experience and skills of the new Media officer:

  • Proven experience in media relations or PR with a strong news sense and judgement.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication and organisational skills.
  • A self-starter - able to generate creative ideas and opportunities to highlight organisational messages.
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand information on complex policy or legal issues and the ability to translate this material into succinct, relevant, and engaging content.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, often having to prioritise to meet unexpected or changing workload.
  • Ability to advise, influence and persuade others, often at senior levels.

This position offers immediate start date as well as one of the best pension schemes in the country.

Please apply as soon as possible.

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

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