Media and Communications Officer

Employer
Belmont Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Media and Communications Officer to work with Oxfordshire Council. To work collaboratively and in support of communications and engagement team colleagues in the development, delivery and evaluation of:

* The County Council's communications strategy

* The communications forward plan

* Development and defence of the corporate brand

* The guardianship and development of the County Councils reputation

Responsibilities:

* Monitor and evaluate media coverage

* Arrange and manage appropriate responses to media inquiries

* Manage, develop and maintain excellent relationships with the media

* Assist in writing directorate publications as and when required

* Manage the relationship between a nominated directorate and the communications team producing an annual media plan as part of the corporate communications forward planning process

* Research co-ordinate, write and issue news in web-style for the council's website and the media and upload associated news and pictures

* Help deliver web-news items in 'new media' audio and visual format

* Arrange and manage photo-opportunities and publicity events

* Identify potential 'problem' areas and project manage media strategies to counter negative publicity

* Contribute to and help manage wider communications campaigns

* Write and edit articles for internal and external publications

* Advise and assist senior councillors in strategic media handling, issue management and PR strategy

Hourly rate: £18.74

Location: Oxford, OX1 1ND and remote working

If this is potentially of interest and wish to know more, please get in touch with Jake Singh at Belmont Recruitment or apply now

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