Adam

PR 0fficer

3 days left

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Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted
05 Sep 2016
Closes
03 Oct 2016
Ref
8896
Marketing Disciplines
Media Relations, PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Legal, Professional Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Executive
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Press Officer
PR Officer | Professional Services | Manchester or Sheffield

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a National Professional Services firm's award winning press office team which receives calls from national journalists and broadcasters on a daily basis and regularly hits the front pages of major newspapers. Their press office generates news on a daily basis to promote the work of its Personal Legal Services.

You will work with the existing PR team to ensure that as many media outlets as possible, including national and regional broadcast, web and wires and print media, carry the latest news and comment from the firm. This will include:

·Identifying potential stories, drafting press releases and generating positive coverage for key teams within the Personal Legal Services division;
·Keeping a close eye on breaking news at all times, identifying opportunities for comment, generating positive coverage;
·Assisting with website content creation;
·Building and maintaining close links with identified Partners in the firm's regional offices with a view to improving still further the quality, volume and results of the PR output;
·Ensuring the news sections of our websites and our Twitter and other social media feeds are kept updated with the latest news.

The successful candidate will have a strong sense for news angles with experience of working within a PR or journalism environment. Knowledge and experience of social and online media would be an advantage. You will possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or above (including Maths and English). Most importantly, you will have strong communication skills and be capable of writing accurate, concise and engaging news copy quickly to the tightest of deadlines and on a variety of issues.

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