Senior PR and Communications Executive

Posted 26 March by Huntress
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Senior PR and Communications Executive, Southampton

£30,000 - £32,000

An excellent opportunity for an experienced PR and Communications Executive to join our client, a leader in their industry.

Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications, you will be responsible for acquiring and retaining members, promoting the business and business events.

Further examples of responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and implement a PR & Communications Plan, including specific projects, campaigns and initiatives

  • Responsible for the press office

  • The first port of call for all media enquiries and managing them effectively

  • Develop and implement a programme of regular, relevant and timely communications using the most appropriate channels by stakeholder and/or audience

  • Write compelling, relevant, targeted and on brand press releases, manage sign off, distribute and sell into the media as appropriate; including national, consumer, broadcast, regional

  • Deliver engaging copy for our marketing communications, including that within our e-newsletters, articles, literature and news pieces

  • Oversee the production of the Magazine with specific involvement in content planning

  • Procure and manage agencies and suppliers to deliver on and support the PR & Communications Plan

  • Establish and build relationships with key stakeholders including journalists, organisations, local government, partners, members and event exhibitors

  • Work with the Head of Marketing & Communications to develop the brand, including event branding and identity (look, feel, position, language, style, tone of voice and consistency) and how that works across the various communications channels

  • Work with our agencies to source, secure and maximise the ROI from our influencer and celebrity marketing activities

  • Regularly collate and report on media coverage and its activities; providing detailed performance data in relation to KPIs, with recommendations as appropriate

  • Provide PR & Communications guidance to senior colleagues including media training, interview briefings and speech writing when required

  • Provide recommendations and direction for Association PR & communications

  • Support the Marcomms team with industry knowledge and insight

  • Working with the Marcomms and Events team, develop PR and Communications Plans by event, promoting attractions, driving ticket sales and attendance

  • Manage the onsite dedicated Media Centre and/or press office function at each event, including media enquiries, office and press registration set up, the organisation and support of media staff, agencies and suppliers

  • Plan and manage all media events, including interviews and celebrity appearances

  • Take the lead role in creating and producing copy for any event publications, such as the official show guide and exhibitor news

What we're looking for:


  • A proven PR professional with B2C and B2B experience. Including;
  • Managing your time and that of multiple agencies effectively
  • Experience working with all types of media, including national, consumer, broadcast, regional and industry specialist
  • Managing budget
  • Procuring, managing and negotiating with agencies and suppliers
  • Excellent copywriting skills and attention to detail
  • Ideally, experience working in or with high-profile events
  • Ability to assess, plan and deliver on PR & Communications opportunities and requirements
  • Established media and press contacts
  • Crisis Management experience


  • Passion for what you do
  • A positive and friendly 'can do attitude'
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • A keen desire to own and develop the role
  • Confident in making decisions and to stand by them
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Take responsibility for yourself
  • A hunger to learn and keep yourself up to date
  • Excellent communicator
  • Creative, with the ability to think outside the box
  • Able to prioritise your workload and work to strict deadlines

You will be based at their HQ in Southampton. Working hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm with the opportunity for flexible working arrangements, including working remotely.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Reference: 40212499

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