Tech & Digital

Press Officer

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    Public Sector & Health Tech

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  • Salary:

    £270 - £275 per day

  • Contact:

    Oliver Gerrard-Longworth

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Press Officer - Exeter/Remote - 5 Month Contract - £270 Per Day - Inside IR35

We have registered an exciting new role working for a government agency on a contract basis. You will be responsible for UK-wide press communications and engagement. With major international changes incoming, this opportunity comes at a crucial time when our client requires sweeping coverage of these events.

Press Officer Responsibilities

Main duties will include:

  • Proactively building internal and external relationships
  • Responding to media enquiries
  • Content creation
  • Organising press conferences
  • Monitoring media coverage

Experience Required

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Press release and feature writing
  • Able to build relationships with journalists and media contacts
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals with differing levels of understanding and communication skills
  • Able to produce clear and accurate written communication
  • Demonstratable experience in journalism, PR, or communications
  • Elevated level of communication and interpersonal skills. Clearly spoken with good telephone, face to face and presentation skills
  • Social media expertise and understanding of the relationship between industry and the media
  • Experience working in a climate, weather or other science would be helpful or simply a busy press office with the confidence to take on new work and juggle appropriately

Contract Start Date: 11/10/2021

Contract End Date: 31/03/2021

Based in Exeter with the flexibility to work remotely 1-3 times per week.

The successful candidate will be required to be part of an on-call roster to cover out of hours media support. This will be approximately one week per month.

If you

The closing date for applications is 30/09/2021 so get in touch with me directly on o.gerrard- ASAP for the best chance of being considered for the role.