Senior Press Officer

Job Description

Position: Senior Press Officer

Salary: £18.35ph

Location: Chichester

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pn

Our client is seeking a talented and creative Senior Press Officer to join their team and support the Adult Services and Public Health directorate. As a Senior Press Officer, you will be responsible for delivering effective and engaging communications to a range of audiences.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. Creativity is also essential, as you will be translating raw data into meaningful communications. Additionally, you must have strong diplomacy skills and the ability to provide confidential advice in a complex political environment.

To succeed in this role, you must be highly organized and able to prioritize tasks effectively to meet tight deadlines. You should also have a strong understanding of digital media and be proficient in using various IT tools for research, analysis, and content creation.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • National Council Training for Journalists (NCTJ) or similar qualification
  • CIPR Diploma in Public Relations or equivalent qualification (Desirable)
  • Significant experience in journalism, press or communications roles
  • Thorough knowledge of government processes and organizational policies
  • Experience providing communications advice and guidance to clients
  • Experience acting as a spokesperson for an organization
  • Experience in print media, radio production, and digital content creation

Working as a Temporary Worker with First Recruitment Services offers a variety of opportunities within different industries and flexible working hours. You will also receive excellent benefits such as access to healthcare services, employee discounts, and mental health support.

First Recruitment Services is an equal opportunity employer and all candidates will be assessed based on merit and qualifications.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

  • Can you tell us about your experience working as a journalist, press officer, or communications officer?
  • How would you handle communicating complex issues to a variety of audiences?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you had to provide confidential and non-partisan advice in a complex political environment?
  • How do you stay organized and meet tight deadlines in your work?
  • Can you give an example of a time when you had to think creatively and innovatively in your work?
  • Do you have experience using digital media and equipment to create content and post on social media channels?
  • What qualifications and/or experience do you have in media activities and communication styles?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you provided detailed communications advice and guidance to a range of clients?
  • Have you ever acted as a spokesperson for an organization? How did you ensure clear and positive presentation?
  • Do you have experience working in a Local Government communications role or a similar complex organization?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What are the main responsibilities of the Senior Press Officer role?
  • What is the team structure within the Adult Services and Public Health directorate?
  • Can you provide more information on the types of complex issues I would be expected to communicate on?
  • What digital media platforms and equipment would I be expected to use in this role?
  • Can you tell me more about the benefits and support services available to temporary workers at First Recruitment Services?
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Job Data

Company: First Recruitment Services

Location: Chichester

Posted: 2023-11-04 00:00:00

Salary: £18.35/hour

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Job Type: contract

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Category: Marketing / advertising / PR

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