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Media & Communications Officer

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £17.18 - £18.04 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Media & Communications Officer to join our clients offices based in Oxford on a temporary contract basis for 6 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Media & Communications Officer, your main duties will include:

  • Monitor and evaluate media coverage
  • Arrange and manage appropriate responses to media inquiries
  • Manage, develop and maintain excellent relationships with the media
  • Assist in writing directorate publications as and when required
  • Manage the relationship between a nominated directorate and the communications team producing an annual media plan as part of the corporate communications forward planning process
  • Research co-ordinate, write and issue news in web-style for the council's website and the media and upload associated news and pictures
  • Help deliver web-news items in 'new media' audio and visual format
  • Arrange and manage photo-opportunities and publicity events
  • Identify potential 'problem' areas and project manage media strategies to counter negative publicity
  • Contribute to and help manage wider communications campaigns

To be successful for this Media & Communications Officer post you will need to have:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent in another qualification or at least two years relevant professional experience
  • At least two years' experience of working with/within the media
  • Experience in working with senior representatives and advising them on how best to communicate via the media
  • Experience of working in a high pressure, deadline driven environment
  • Experience of using a range of communication and engagement methods and channels including verbal, written, web based, presentational and digital and e communications
  • An understanding of the news creation process and the culture and structure of the local, national, trade and broadcast media
  • Excellent, speedy and accurate copy-writing skills
  • Ability to spot publicity opportunities, hazards and pitfalls and help manage crises

Start Date-


Working Hours-

37 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£17.18 p/h

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