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Press Officer

Posted 4 September by CHM Featured Ended

For a charity of their size our client gets a lot of press coverage - and they want to keep it that way!

Position: Press Officer
Salary: £29,570 - £36,350
Based: Southwark, London, SE1
Hours: Full Time
Job Ref: PO

Our client fights for a better future for the English countryside. They work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. To help them do that they have a busy campaigns and communications team that looks after their press and all their public engagement: their websites, social media channels and publications.

So they’re looking for a press officer who is proactive in searching out and selling in stories, calm in the face of challenging news - and is as happy tangling with the intricacies of planning policy as they are talking about the beauty of our celebrated landscapes.

As part of the Campaigns and Communications team, you’ll play a key role in all the charity's external communications, working closely with the digital and policy teams in particular. You will report to the Head of Campaigns and Communications and you’ll also be responsible for part of the day-to-day management of a Communications Assistant.

To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate a track record in putting stories together for the press, show familiarity with national press and be tuned into the political world. You’ll need an eye for detail as well as for the bigger picture and be passionate about making sure our client's campaigning messages reach their key audiences. You should also have exceptional written and verbal skills and be numerically able.

With a new Chief Executive joining in September, this is a great time to be joining this organisation and playing a role in the development of their communications and campaigns.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 2 October 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 11 October 2017

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To find out more information and apply for this position, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.

Required skills

  • Campaigns
  • Communications
  • Policies
  • National Press
  • Pitching Stories

Reference: 33213806

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