Appointed - Interim Senior Press Officer

  • Location: London (Central)
  • Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
  • Ref: PA-1705-4649
  • 2017-05-03T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

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A highly politically engaged UK trade association are looking for an experienced press officer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responding to media enquiries from national, regional, trade and specialist media
  • Drafting statements and press releases
  • Creating and publicising proactive stories and campaigns
  • Arranging broadcast interviews and preparing spokespeople for interviews
  • Monitoring and responding to the news agenda including on social media
  • Working closely with internal teams and our membership on communications issues

Key skills:

  • Experience working in busy press office environment, preferably within a politically engaged organisation
  • A good working knowledge of the media
  • Excellent drafting and copy writing skills
  • The ability to work to tight media deadlines
  • Strong organisation skills and be able to manage a range of activities simultaneously
  • The ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • And the ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured environment