Media Relations Officer

Media Relations Officer

Job Title: Media Relations Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: 895382_1543568729
Contact Name: Desi Koleva
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 30, 2018 09:05

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Communications Directorate of a leading European defence company. The role offers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to work effectively as part of an in-house international Media Relations team whilst building the experience and knowledge necessary to sustain the company as the leading company in its sector with key media stakeholders.

About the Role

*Take responsibility for the development of media activities focused on the UK local community, our award-winning apprenticeships and STEM/educational work, and industry-industry engagement through the Defence Growth Partnership.
*Support external communication activities on company strategy, public affairs and sales.
*Provide external communications support and advice to internal stakeholders.
*Develop and deliver plans to improve and co-ordinate the company's presence on social media.
*Prepare, write and propose for validation material for media distribution: press releases, briefings, web posts, backgrounders, pictures, infographics, etc.
*Respond to media enquiries in a timely and professional manner.
*Publish Comms materials on the various channels of the company (website, YouTube channel, e-mail, Social Media, etc.).
*Monitor the company and its products' reputation in the media.
*Assist the delivery of press conferences at exhibitions and at other events.
*Develop and maintain an up-to-date network of media correspondents, with a particular focus on local media, trade media and STEM-related media.
*Work with the Internal Communications & Brand and Business communications teams to ensure coherence and co-ordination between our respective activities.
*Operate as part of the Communications incident team when required.

You will have the following experience:
*Direct experience of working in an in-house press office or agency.
*Proven copy writing skills & proof reading experience, ideally from a technical background.
*Resilience combined with the ability to cope with multiple stakeholders and their agendas within a process-driven working environment.
*Sound judgement when decision making.
*Thoroughness with an attention to detail in particular to copy material and with event management.
*Initiative to anticipate and mitigate potential issues or conflict with a positive attitude to problem solving.

*CIPR qualifications.
*Experience with social media management.
*Prior experience within the defence sector or in STEM.
*French language skills.

£40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits: flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful organisation. If you believe this is the right fit for you moving forward then please do send your CV across to us.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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