Media and PR officer

Job Title: Media and PR officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £23 - £26 per hour + Inside iR35
Start Date: Jan 2021
Reference: BBBH25254_1607966511
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2020 17:21

Job Description

Senior Media and PR Officer
Titchfield - Remote for Duration
3 months - Inside IR35
£25 per hour

With the 2021 Census on the horizon, we are looking for a Senior Media and PR Officer with large-scale PR and communications experience to generate and manage positive media relations and coverage across a wide range of audience groups. The key objective is to develop successful and measurable coverage that prompts the population of England and Wales to understand, engage with, and respond to, Census 2021.

The Senior Media and PR Officer will report to the Chief Media & PR Officer and take a lead on media and PR promotion of all aspects of the Census, including:

  • Writing engaging media content including press releases, blogs/op-eds and features for national, regional and community channels
  • Handling media enquiries and setting up interviews
  • Spokesperson briefing and support
  • Incident response, media monitoring and evaluation
  • Liaison with the wider communications team, other public bodies and partner comms teams
  • Participation in an out of hours rota
  • Remote line management

Essential criteria:

  • Significant experience of media and public relations for large organisations
  • Demonstrable experience of lively and engaging content creation including press releases
  • Demonstrable understanding of how print, broadcast and digital media work
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Experience of line management

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