Press Officer

Press Officer

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    Based on experience

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    Lauren Fahy

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    9 months ago

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Press Officer – 3 Month Contract

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced Communications Team on an initial three-month contract with the strong possibility of extending further.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Positioning, promotion and publicising the organisation in line with communications objectives and in collaboration with marketing colleagues
  • The development of specific communications activities including press releases, social media, press conferences, launch events, photo calls, photo shoots, interviews, etc
  • Weekly input of information and images into an electronic press web
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with key media contacts
  • Liaising and negotiating with key personnel including internal stakeholders to ensure efficient flow of information and communication within and outside of the organisation.
  • Responding to and managing media queries

You must have proven experience in PR with experience in managing publicity campaigns and crisis communications with at least three years’ experience in a similar role.

Additionally, you must have the following experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload and a proven ability to analyse and manage urgent media queries
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage time and resources;
  • Can demonstrate diplomacy and discretion when managing sensitive material and relationships;
  • Can recognise a good story and how to position it with the media;
  • Highly creative and full of ideas;
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and can work independently and as part of a team

Contact Lauren Fahy on or 01 582 4483 for a confidential discussion.

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