Media Officer

  • Category
    Marketing & Communications - Communications
  • Location
    Barnet, Greater London
  • Salary
    18.48 £ - 22.89 £ / Hour
  • External Reference

Media Officer

A fantastic job opportunity has arisen for a Media Officer to join one of our largest Local Authority clients in a temporary assignment for three months initially (with every possibility of an extension should the successful candidate performs well).

Based in North London, this is a full time role (36 hours per week, Monday to Friday).

Main accountabilities:

* To work with senior managers and members to plan, cost and deliver a range of marketing, media and communications activities to support client departments' business plans and council priorities in liaison with colleagues across the department.

* Develop and implement a wide range of media and communications strategies to support allocated portfolio briefs to secure positive coverage and influence opinion to further the council's position.

* Build and maintain excellent working relationships with internal client departments to provide an account management role for their communication requirements.

* To lead across the department on handling media issues including briefing and preparing spokespeople for media interviews. Escort members and senior officers to external engagements and interviews as required.

* Use creative approaches to secure positive media coverage for the council 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, key bloggers and social media influencers and develop contacts within specialist areas of activity to increase the amount of positive coverage about the council.

* Monitor emerging issues, both positive and negative, and advise senior managers and cabinet members, as directed by the senior media and communications officer, to ensure the council is positioned to capitalise on opportunities and defend against negative stories.

* Develop new and interesting story ideas and research, write, proof-read and edit copy for a range of communications purposes.

* Contribute to the maintenance of a corporate communications plan to underpin the corporate communications strategy.

* Work with appropriate stakeholders, partner organisations and regional and national government to communicate the council's policies and strategies and seek to influence for positive effect.

* To be responsible for managing budgets associated with activity for which the post-holder is the lead and make recommendations on expenditure.

* To be responsible for evaluating the marketing and communications activity for which the post holder is the lead and make recommendations for presentation to senior managers.

* To commission a range of print and creative design services and other marketing campaign materials through internal and external suppliers, making detailed recommendations to ensure that creative campaigns meet the council's marketing requirements.

* To be responsible for writing and uploading of content to council websites and digital channels and social media.

If you have the required experience and skill set apply now for immediate consideration! Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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