Media and PR assistant vacancy

SimonGeneral, Jobs

At Medway Council we have a vacancy within the Communications and Marketing team for a Media and PR Assistant.

The media and internal communications part of the team is responsible for the council’s relations with print and broadcast media. The team handles hundreds of media enquiries each month as well as developing proactive campaigns to promote the council’s work. As well as media relations the team is also responsible for public relations and internal communications with staff and elected members.

This role is all about supporting the work of the team – which includes writing news releases, responding to media enquiries, assisting with public relations activities as well developing new internal communications activities. There’s also some monitoring coverage and production of basic reports about the team’s work.

We’re looking for someone with a relevant qualification (e.g. CIPR, journalism, degree) or have some experience working in a PR, media relations or publicity role (paid or work experience is ok).

The team is based in Chatham, Kent and salary is up to £21,412 (pending review). The location is easily reachable from London – the office is a seven minute walk from Chatham mainline station.

Full details of the role and online applications are available here.

Have been meaning to post this for a few days now, so apologies for the short closing date this Friday, 5 September.