Senior Press Officer

£38990.64 - £41990.64 per annum
City of London
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Job description

Morgan Hunt is currently working with a non-departmental public body in search of an interim Senior Press Officer to support the Head of Media and Content on all reactive and proactive press enquiries.

This is a 3 month fixed term contract with a possible extension. The organisation offers hybrid working following government guidelines with the office located in London.

The role pays £38,990.64 plus London Weighting of £3000 p/a.

The key responsibilities of the interim Senior Press Officer:

  • Playing a key role supporting the executive team and the Board on their priorities and ensuring the delivery of a proactive approach to media relations and engagement.
  • Media monitoring and internal reporting.
  • Media handling, including managing reactive enquiries and identifying opportunities to secure media coverage.
  • Managing media activity for major publications and announcements and advising on proactive media strategy.
  • Producing briefings and supporting senior spokespeople in media interviews.
  • Support with proactive and reactive social media content.

Previous experience and skills of the interim Senior Press Officer:

  • Has a good understanding of all parts of communications including campaigns, digital engagement, and evaluation.
  • Previous experience working in a small team, good communications skills and experience working with senior leadership.
  • Proven experience as communications professional, with experience of successfully developing and implementing communications campaigns, plans and strategies
  • Experience of employing digital media channels and content as an everyday part of your wider communications activity
  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing communication campaigns, plans and strategies, and managing multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience of media relations, including working with national, regional and specialist press.

If you have previous experience working in the public sector in a small, busy press team then 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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