Press Officer

£17.00 - £26.00 per hour
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Press Officer, Birmingham City Centre, Competitive Salary, Leading Local Authority

Your new company

Due to an internal service redesign, we are now looking to recruit a Press Officer to work on a temporary basis for a minimum of 12 weeks. Birmingham City Council is the largest single local authority in Europe offering a range of opportunities and regeneration. With Birmingham and the surrounding areas continuing to develop, the council pride itself to make life better for the millions of people who live and work in the city.

Your new role

As a Press Officer, you will be handling a wide variety of queries ranging from how the council are tackling homelessness to helping arrange media campaigns throughout the city. You will be handling queries from Local, Regional and National press whilst also handling social media responses and also arranging social media events and campaigns to help promote the work the council is doing. There will be a strong focus on Public Relations and working pro-actively with the media. You will also need to determine how information should be shared and ensuring it falls in line with the Councils policies

What you'll need to succeed

You will have a strong working experience as a Press Officer or Public Relations Officer with strong knowledge of media communication and social media tools. You will have preferably come from a public sector background, however other experience would be considered. In addition to this, you will have had experience of handling sensitive data and being pro-active in your approach.

What you'll get in return

You will be working with an employer who is an accredited Investor in People and who are renowned for their supportive culture that can offer flexible working. You will be covering a range of potential projects within the council and have input into lots of different areas, offering a great deal of variety and flexibility. You will be based in their office in the heart of the city centre and paid a competitive salary.

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