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Media Advisor

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Brighton, East Sussex
Role Type
£31684 - £40000 per annum
Job Ref: J2099_1717511388

Media Officer, for public sector pensions company, Brighton, hybrid working (6 days minimum a month in the Brighton office), permanent role.

Joining a busy media relations team growing our clients' profile in the press.

In the context of these changes, as media officer you will be play an influential role in telling a strong story to protect savers, highlighting our compliance and enforcement actions, and promoting the regulator's messages on improving standards and enabling good outcomes for people saving into workplace pensions.

The Media Officer will:

  • Be confident in dealing with journalists, stakeholders, and other government bodies, and proactively manage media enquiries and reputational issues as required using agreed lines to take.
  • Produce and sell in high-quality press releases, articles, blogs and podcasts to core pensions trade press, national print and broadcast media and business sector publications.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key press contacts.
  • Be creative and proactive in generating media and public relations opportunities to raise awareness of the regulator's work to promote exacting standards across the pensions industry.
  • Advise colleagues, including the regulator's Board and senior management team, on media-handling strategies, statements, and lines to take.
  • Participate in our out-of-hours rota as required - approximately one week per month.
  • Work dynamically to provide support to other communication functions as appropriate.

The Media Officer, Brighton must have:

  • Proven experience in media relations or PR with a strong news sense and judgement.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication and organisational skills.
  • A self-starter - able to generate creative ideas
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand information on complex policy or legal issues and the ability to translate this material into succinct, relevant, and engaging content.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, often having to prioritise to meet unexpected or changing workload.
  • Ability to advise, influence and persuade others, often at senior levels.

The Media Officer ideally will have previous experience working in the financial services or pension sectors. Experience working as an in-house Media Officer is preferred.

The Media Officer, Brighton is a full-time permanent role, £31684, offering a civil service pension, 25 days holidays plus Bank Holidays, discretionary bonus, enhanced parental leave, development opportunities. Looking to interview last week of June. Candidates must live within commutable distance of Brighton, without the need to relocate, as our client is unable to offer sponsorship so you must have the right to work in the UK.

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Tate is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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