Media and Communications Officer

Expiring today

£180.00 - £220.00 per day
08 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Day rate: £180 - £220
Contract length: 3 months rolling
Start date: ASAP
Organisation: London Borough
Full time: Monday to Friday
Remote working

Your new role
You will develop, implement and sustain communications activity in support of the council's corporate communications strategy using appropriate political awareness and sensitivity. This role will involve you providing expert advice to protect the council's reputation in the media, responding quickly and effectively to sustain positive coverage and manage issues. You will use effective pro-active skills to promote the borough's policies, priorities and advance its corporate ambitions through communication activity. One of your initial key focuses will be to support the launch of the council's housing development company.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience working in the public sector in a media or communications role
  • Able to lead on the preparation and deployment of media, marketing and communication campaigns
  • Demonstrable experience and success in leading communications or media campaigns and generating positive coverage and feedback
  • Experience using a number of different communication channels
  • Demonstrable experience of working as or with journalists
  • Able to write high quality, accurate copy for a range of publications and news releases and produce wide ranging and innovative online content
  • Demonstrable experience of good project management skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

What you need to do now
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