Communications Officer (Media)
Leicestershire County Council
Location: County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester
Closing Date: 22nd September 2019
About Leicestershire County Council
Innovation, transforming lives and providing value for money – just a snapshot of our current priorities. And by helping people live longer in their homes, securing funding for new, multi-million roads and being named the most productive council in the country for the second year in a row, we're seeing results.
But there's still work to do, including supporting the delivery of new homes, infrastructure and managing growth. To help with this challenge, we're looking for a media and communications professional who can create content for press, broadcast and trade media.
We provide services to more than 650,000 residents, with over 5,000 people employees making a difference to people's lives every single day. It's our people that drive the council's success. Their day-to-day effort, creativity, determination and commitment to the people of Leicestershire helps us to achieve our aims.
Our media, communications and digital team is responsible for:
· Proactive media relations –running a traditional press desk, managing journalists' queries and helping to manage the council's reputation
· Producing engaging content that helps to tell the council's story
· Social and commercial marketing campaigns
· Engaging stakeholders, staff and managers
· Creative design for print, digital, social and video
· Customer-focused digital services
As a member of our busy team, you will bring your professional expertise to a range of communications activities. We're looking for someone with experience in a press office or media environment, with an eye for a story and a grasp of print, broadcast, digital and social media.
What we are looking for?
Our team members are expected to:
· Be original - crafting compelling content and striving to explore new ideas
· Always place our audiences at the heart of your work
· Be responsible for the council's reputation and always act in its best interests
· Be responsible for the council's money – acting in a business-like way
· Be positive, flexible and open to new ways of working
· Be determined – working collaboratively with a range of council services and stakeholders
If this sounds like you, then take a more in-depth look and apply