Communications Officer

6 days left

Undisclosed Company
West Yorkshire, Leeds
£32628.92 per annum
19 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
The Salvation Army need temporary cover for a Communications Officer based in Leeds to start as soon as possible until initially 24.12.2016, to cover sickness.
You will be required to promote the work of The SA in the media through traditional and new media channels, support the Head of PR and Communications and colleagues in the PR and Communications office to deliver and implement external communication strategies, and deliver and support the achievement of national, regional and local media coverage.
Other duties will include drafting, editing and distributing cross-platform materials for external media, actively selling in stories to the media, setting up media interviews with representatives and clients, and supporting internal stakeholders with their media work, as well as drafting plans for designated media campaigns and opportunities and identifying, interviewing and maintaining case studies for use in internal and external media to promote key messages and campaigns.
The ideal candidate will have proven media relations experience, the ability to work deadlines and to prioritise work under pressure, the ability to work flexibly within multi- disciplinary teams, and the ability to research and produce briefings and materials for the media.

You should have experience of providing content for both internal and external audiences, clear understanding of the importance of branding and maintaining reputation, strong story-telling skills, proven ability to produce high quality cross-platform content along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should also have the ability to draft media strategies and plans, have strong diplomacy skills and be prepared to travel to attend meetings within service centre region to attend meetings, events and briefings. Some meetings may be during evenings or weekends.

Travel costs will be paid for; a mobile phone and laptop will also be provided.

There will be a requirement to spend a few days in London for an induction.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this position, please apply here today!

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