Communications & Media Officer

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Job Description This post will support the development and delivery of strategic and operational communications to press, public and staff via a range of platforms and media, including the production of creative content for social...

Job Description

This post will support the development and delivery of strategic and operational communications to press, public and staff via a range of platforms and media, including the production of creative content for social media and web-based platforms.

 

 

Requirements

 

  1. Assist with the creation of content for the council’s communication activities with press, public and staff
  2. Provide a point of contact for media enquiries and create engaging press releases
  3. Provide advice and guidance to council staff, heads of service, senior managers and councillors on media issues as required
  4. Attend council meetings and provide publicly accessible reports
  5. Assist with the planning and promotion of events
  6. Participate in the Council’s Employee Review and Development Programme

The Individual

Good understanding of local government.

  • Strong background in communications industry.
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience in communications, marketing or other relevant discipline.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to use photographic and filming equipment
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experienced social media manager
  • Good understanding of the needs and working practices of print, broadcast and digital media
  • Ability to ‘spot a story’
  • Calm and decisive under pressure and in emergency events
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Effective interviewing, listening and influencing skills
  • Ability to focus on agreed objectives, to ensure they are achieved within agreed timescales.
  • Proven ability to plan and manage workload, work to tight deadlines
  • Experience of working in a confidential environment

 

Closing Date: 5th April  2024

Salary: £35,909.25

Hourly Rate: £19.05

Hours Per Week: 36.25 hours

For all enquiries please contact: Kirsty Craig 07817 955 756