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Media & Publications Officer

Sales & Marketing
Permanent
£30000 - £32000 per annum
RMPO
29-03-2021 04:25 PM
All London
The Role:-
As part of the communications team and reporting to the Media & Publications Manager, you will support all aspects of our media activities and media relations, produce accurate and engaging copy and stories for print and digital publication and for other communications activities, and, through your writing and creativity, help to raise awareness of our activities and enhance our profile amongst all our key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:-

We will need you to…

  • Assist the Media & Publications Manager in implementing media strategies and campaigns, and work with colleagues across the organisation to agree planned media activity.

  • Draft and edit high-quality and engaging media stories about our activities, ensuring all copy produced to deadline and approved before release. This includes press releases, features, briefing documents, web news articles, e-newsletters and social posts, and may involve carrying out interviews and liaising with stakeholders.

  • Help drive our proactive media relations and secure national, regional and industry online, print, social and broadcast coverage – pitch ideas and stories to media, and research key targets and topics.

  • Support our reactive media activities by handling press queries (including on an out-of-hours rota) and preparing appropriate responses, in discussion with the Media & Publications Manager and relevant Company spokespeople.

  • Monitor social media and other online communities for relevant conversations and comments, identify opportunities to engage with stakeholders and coordinate responses where appropriate.

  • Liaise with colleagues across our different teams to plan and produce our scheduled and ad hoc email newsletters, and to draft copy for reports and print publications.

  • Maintain the media database, monitor and evaluate internal and external media activities across all channels, and produce regular media reports to help inform future activities.


Other responsibilities


We would also like you to…

  • Assist the wider team in producing, editing and proof-reading content for our campaigns, events and websites. 

  • Stay abreast of print/web copywriting best practice and Plain English guidelines and help colleagues across the organisation to adhere to these, and our house style.

  • Bring new ideas of working to the team, to contribute to our evolving communications strategy.
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks that may be reasonably requested within the team.


Essential Criteria
Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level, or with a Certificate/ Diploma in a relevant subject eg public relations, journalism etc.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

We need you to have…

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar or related field with a similar focus on the importance of engagement across all media platforms, eg journalism, editing, PR, science communications. This can be in-house or agency (please be prepared to show examples of coverage, copy and other successful activities).
  • Excellent ability to write accurate and engaging copy to deadline that is suitable for either technical or non-technical audiences, and appropriate to all media types, ie print, online, social etc

 Desired skills, knowledge and experience

We would like you to have…

  • Experience of using media databases, e-news platforms and CMS systems, along with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word, PowerPoint and Teams) and Zoom.

  • Excellent working knowledge of key social media channels and management platforms.

  • A willingness to question the way we do things, with a view to improving them.

  • An eye for a strong image, photography skills and image editing/library experience


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES Morgan Spencer Recruitment is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

CONFIDENTIALITY: All applications are dealt with in strictest confidence and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Morgan Spencer Limited, registered in England & Wales No: 4254114




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