Media Relations Officer
London Borough of Croydon
Salary: Grade 11 £36,372 - £38,229
Full time 36 hours
Location: Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon
Closing date: 19 April (midnight)
Are you a skilled and experienced media relations expert with a proactive attitude to engaging the public? Do you have a flair for producing engaging material in a variety of styles whether writing punchy social media content, a press release or a feature for a trade publication?
Do you have a wide range of media contacts, excellent written English and an eye for detail, and the ability to work to tight deadlines? And are you passionate about local government and helping to make places great to live, work and play in?
If you answered yes to these questions, we may have the role you’ve been looking for.
Croydon is an ambitious London borough and the council is leading the way in ensuring that the people and businesses in the area flourish. We have bold plans for taking our communications and engagement service to the next level and are looking for two media relations officers to help us raise the council’s profile even higher.
You will help plan, deliver and monitor comprehensive communications programmes across broadcast, print, digital and social media and ensure that our reputation is protected and enhanced in the public arena.
Applicants must have relevant professional experience and demonstrate strong technical and planning skills.
As well as being enthusiastic and a team player, you will be a strong communicator who is confident dealing with a range of people including journalists, senior officers and councillors. You will also be able to demonstrate previous experience working alongside both internal and external stakeholders.
You’ll be creative and will enjoy coming up with new ways to best use the full range of media channels available, including social media, to reach your target audience. Photography, video and editing skills are also desirable.
In return you will be joining a proactive, professional, supportive team, with induction, training and development opportunities.
Croydon Council provide excellent benefits for its staff, including a brilliant Local Government Pension Scheme, work flexibility, generous leave entitlement of 28 plus days per year and numerous staff discounts.
Closing date: Thursday 19 April 2018 (midnight)
Interviews will be held during the weeks commencing 23 and 30 April 2018.