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Senior Press Officer/Senior Adviser (Media)
c. £36,971 per annum, plus benefits
We’re the National Farmers Union, the voice of British farming
We’re the largest farming organisation in the UK. We stand up for agricultural businesses, speak up for British farming and provide professional representation and services to our farmer and grower members.
About the role
Taking the lead in our press office team, you’ll develop and manage media relationships to maximise opportunities for impactful coverage of NFU issues in regional, national and trade press. By monitoring news platforms, you’ll identify and anticipate matters which need our response, ensuring we gain positive publicity and minimising the impact of any negative publicity. An efficient and effective networker, you’ll work closely with colleagues across the NFU to ensure a joined-up approach to media issues, providing media briefing and training for relevant staff. You’ll also use your expertise to write engaging material for press use, delivering complex information in a clear, consistent and accessible way.
Educated to degree level and with a relevant professional qualification in journalism or equivalent experience, you’ll have considerable experience working in a busy press office or newsroom, motivating and leading a press team. If you’ve knowledge of agricultural and farming issues, even better. Along with previous budgetary management experience, you’ve a proven ability to plan and deliver a media strategy across a range of media platforms. A credible negotiator with exceptional communication skills, you’re a brilliant team player, confident building relationships and interacting with people at all levels.
You’ll join a proactive team at the heart of British agriculture. We’ll help you progress and develop your career, as well as offering a generous holiday allowance and an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme.
If you feel you have the right skills please click the ‘Apply Now’ button that will redirect you to our NFU Jobs page on our NFU website where you will be able to download an application form. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you have any queries, please contact Natalia Grzegorczyk via email email@example.com or telephone 024 7685 8736.