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Media Officer- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Coyle Personnel

Location: West London, Middlesex

Salary: £144/day

Media Officer- Public SectorDescription: One of our clients would like to recruit an experienced Media Officer. This is a three month temporary contract. Job Details: To be responsible for developing, managing and evaluating the effectiveness of marketing and communications campaigns to support the achievement of corporate priorities and individual service business objectives. To lead across the department on handling media issues including briefing and preparing spokespeople for media interviews. Use creative approaches to secure positive media coverage through an effective proactive and reactive media and communications service and rebut inaccurate and hostile coverage. Build and maintain close links with national, regional, trade and local media and develop contacts within specialist areas of activity to increase the amount of positive coverage. Develop new and interesting story ideas and research, write, proof-read and edit copy for media releases and a range of other publications such as residents’ magazine Around Ealing, newsletters, award entries Use new ideas and creative approaches to proactively promote services via online channels including e-media, social media and networking sites and to monitor what is being said online. Person Specification: Demonstrable experience of working as or with journalists at a senior or national level and in all types of media. Demonstrable experience of good project management skills Demonstrable experience and success in leading communications or media campaigns and generating positive coverage and feedback to improve service delivery in a local authority or closely related environment. Detailed knowledge of the diverse media and communications requirements and techniques required by a local authority and its operational services. Able to lead on the preparation and deployment of media, marketing and communications campaigns and recommend the most appropriate communications tools and techniques in each case. Able to understand complex numerical and other performance data and make recommendations on the appropriate media or communications response Ability to show creativity and flair to generate new ideas to ensure that the council gets media coverage in a highly competitive field Able to write high quality, accurate copy for a range of publications, online content and media releases

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