Media and Communications Officer

  • Job Reference: 00023447-1
  • Date Posted: 16 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £18.74 to £23.33 Per Hour
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Media and Communications Officer
*£18.74 PAYE
*£23.33 UMBRELLA
*Temp cover
To work collaboratively and in support of communications and engagement team colleagues in the development, delivery and evaluation of increasing demands linked to COVID-19 work.
Main activities
*Monitor and evaluate media coverage
*Arrange and manage appropriate responses to media inquiries
*Manage, develop and maintain excellent relationships with the media
*Assist in writing directorate publications as and when required
*Manage the relationship between a nominated directorate and the communications team producing an annual media plan as part of the corporate communications forward planning process
*Research co-ordinate, write and issue news in web-style for the council's website and the media and upload associated news and pictures
*Help deliver web-news items in 'new media' audio and visual format
*Arrange and manage photo-opportunities and publicity events
Essential criteria
*Experience of working in a high pressure, deadline driven environment
*Experience in working with senior representatives and advising them on how best to communicate via the media
*Experience in developing effective news management strategies
*Experience of using a range of communication and engagement methods and channels including verbal, written, web based, presentational and digital and e communications
*An understanding of the news creation process and the culture and structure of the local, national, trade and broadcast media
*Excellent, speedy and accurate copy-writing skills
*Good news sense
*Ability to spot publicity opportunities, hazards and pitfalls and help manage crises
*Ability to interpret and distil complex information into plain English fast and accurately
*Excellent organisational and communication skills
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