PR Officer – Environment, Sport and Leisure

29 Oct 2013
29 Nov 2013
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client, a London authority that runs award winning open-spaces and sports venues, is currently seeking a PR Officer to join their team. You will be working closely with the Senior Media Officer in order to maximise media coverage for our client, as part of a dynamic and hard-working team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist the Senior Media Officer in providing and developing a first rate press and PR function
  • Create and implement effective PR campaigns to maximise coverage for the diverse range of venues and open spaces, activities, events and initiatives
  • Identify and develop excellent relationships with national, local and regional media, sports, consumers and specialist titles
  • Work with key stakeholders to create and plan high profile PR activities, events and opportunities
  • Build new relationships and run media familiarisation trips

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A track record of securing media coverage, with a background in PR or journalism,  ideally in a similar role focused on sports, environment or leisure
  • A strong news sense and be able to identify compelling stories
  • The ability to make new press contacts
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong writing and editing abilities
  • Outstanding social media skills, and is highly IT literate
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • A full UK driving licence

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented PR officer to join an outstanding London authority. If you feel as though you have the necessary skills, then please apply below.