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Press Officer

  • Location:

    London – Central

  • Sector:

    Marketing / PR / Events

  • Salary:

    £18.20 per hour

  • Contact phone:

    Claire Pearson

  • Contact email:

    claire.pearson@gordonyates.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

  • Job ref:

    1225450

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    On going

  • Expiry date:

    2022-01-16


Press Officer 

We are currently recruiting for a Press Officer to start immediately on for a Temp-Perm or Temp interim role. The role is located in Central London - It will be Hybrid Working, £18.20 an hour 32-34K. 

WHO WILL YOU BE WORKING FOR?
Our client is an established non-profit Healthcare membership body. 
  
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

To provide wide-ranging, proactive press and editorial support to the College communications
function.
  • Manage day-to-day proactive and reactive media liaison with key publications (inc stakeholder publications) and journalists, building and maintaining relationships
  • Write and pitch articles and interview opportunities
  • Log media enquiries and advise on the approach to responses. Draft responses for agreement, or forward enquiries as appropriate
  • Deliver and evaluate content across a range of College communications channels
    including websites, microsites, intranet and social media channels
    Collaborate with the Communications Officer to source, write and edit copy for College e-newsletters
  • Work with the Head of Communications and teams across the College to provide project-specific communications support, requiring management of multiple tasks and working to deadlines
ABOUT YOU
  • Experience of writing media releases, opinion pieces and general articles on health subjects, with the ability to translate scientific information for a lay audience
  • Experience of working in a press office/newsroom or on media work within the context of a wider communications team, for at least one year
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong software and digital content platform knowledge – must be proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Hootsuite
  • Experience of writing for online applications, including basic knowledge of search engine optimisation
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply for this role, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. 

*PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR CV IN THE POP-OUT WINDOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE – Quick Apply applicants will unfortunately be missed