Media Relations Officer

£24,049 to £27,854 pa, potential to progress to £30,424 through sustained exceptional contribution
18 Oct 2013
31 Oct 2013
Full Time
Contract Type

With around 25,000 of the brightest students from 117 countries alongside over 1,200 of the world’s best academics, the University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading universities with a powerful story to tell. 

We’re proud of the rich experience we provide our students, in a city unlike any other. 

But that’s only part of that story. 

Through world class research we’re also working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges and find solutions that transform the lives of citizens across the globe. 

Through partnerships household names such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Unilever we’re also making a difference through business relationships.

The Job:

We’re looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and confident individual to help us tell this story with passion and impact as part of the University’s media team.

Based within the department of Corporate Affairs, you’ll help create a positive and contagious narrative for the University that sets us apart from our peers, drives our reputation and plays a key role in helping us meet our strategic goals.  You’ll inspire confidence from academics and other professionals across the University and already be adept at handling a wide range of media, whether they be local, specialist or national.

This is a varied and challenging role.  You’ll be adept at digging into the detail, bringing communications simplicity to complex stories.  You’ll love building relationships - both within the University and outside with journalists and broadcasters.  You’ll be someone who is only satisfied with achieving the kind of positive coverage that gets you and the University noticed. 

We expect a relevant degree and experience in PR or journalism, a good eye for a story, creative flair and excellent writing and communication skills.  You’ll be able to manage competing priorities and love strict deadlines.

Closing date: 31 October 2013.