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Temporary Media Officer

Location: Leatherhead

Temporary Full Time

Salary: £18.13

Temporary Media Officer – Leatherhead


Our client based in Leatherhead has a media officer role. The role will include promoting a positive image of the business online to internal and external audiences. This will be done through delivering the approved media strategy whilst handing media enquiries and requests.

For this role you should have varied experience within journalism and have a high level of understanding of communications


·         Free parking

·         Free lunch

·         Life insurance scheme

·         Pension scheme

·         Travel loan

Key Responsibilities

·         Assist the Media Manager in developing and implementing media strategies

·         Act as first point of contact for media enquiries, making decisions about the appropriate response to be given in order to support the company’s needs and to protect and enhance its reputation

·         Research and draft responses to media enquiries ensuring media receive accurate information in a timely way

·         Develop and maintain professional working relationships with high-level journalist contacts throughout the national and specialist media

·         Draft and write press releases and manage media materials to be used across a variety of platforms, eg print, broadcast, digital and social media

·         Under the direction of the Media Manager, arrange press briefings and events, such as conferences, presenting to journalists where appropriate

·         Organise interview requests for journalists with relevant staff, ensuring they are briefed appropriately

·         Log all media activity within system databases, with the Communications Assistant

·         Research, write and edit compelling content for a range of disciplines


Person Specification

·         Has a journalistic qualification or relevant communications qualification

·         Has proven experience working within a busy and corporate fast moving news-focused press office / corporate communications team.

·         Has direct practical experience of handling press enquiries in a constantly changing political landscape

·         Has relevant experience in delivering communications across multiple channels

·         Demonstrates proactivity and initiative to build successful media strategies to enhance reputations

·         Can demonstrate attention to detail and an awareness of a sensitive nature to ensure that all activities are conveying a consistent professional message


Closing date for applications: May 1, 2019

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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