Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation based in Aberdeen, are currently looking to recruit 2 x Communication Executives for initial 6 months contract on a salary of £26k pro rata. Due to the current circumstances these roles will initially be based remotely.
Support the Communications team in all Press Office activities
Participate in the on call duty rota (1 week out of every 4)
Handle press enquiries accurately and often to tight deadlines
Research and write news releases and articles, arranging and overseeing broadcast interviews, and monitoring media coverage
Handle and process the daily media monitoring when on call, using the press monitoring and management tool, and distribute office-wide as required
Progress the media monitoring and evaluation for the organisation including researching and preparing monthly media reports
Proactively monitor media coverage and activity in relation to the organisation's remit and make recommendations on necessary opportunities
Have a good understanding of all the organisation's policy areas and work with policy colleagues to add value and ensure all communications are of the highest quality
Research and write digital communications including news alerts and web stories
Work closely with the team and officials to identify risk, media opportunities and features to proactively communicate the role, remit and key messages of the organisation through the media
Work closely with external PR Agency (and on occasion other Communications and Marketing Agencies) and develop a close collaborative relationship
Maintain lines of communication with Internal Comms colleagues and other key partners and stakeholders as required to ensure staff are kept updated on any relevant developments in external and associated organisations
Undertake administrative tasks as part of the role, and request additional resource from the shared AO pool when required.
Experience in handling the media and willing to participate in our client's press office on-call rota (1 week out of every 4).
Media experience and/or a Communications/PR/Journalism Degree is essential.
Public sector experience is advantageous.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.
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