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Senior Media and PR Officer

University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£33,797 - £36,914 pa with potential to progress to £40,322 pa by annual increments
Closing date
6 Dec 2020
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We are looking for a talented Senior Media and PR Officer to join the University’s press office team at the University of Hertfordshire. 

The University’s Media and PR team is responsible for working to enhance the reputation of the University of Hertfordshire through integrated communications and proactive PR activity to raise the University’s profile among a range of external audiences including prospective students, parents and key stakeholder groups.

You will have substantial media handling experience, delivering effective media campaigns, advising on successful news stories and securing positive media coverage to reach targeted audiences as well as experience handling sensitive issues with media and stakeholders.

You will have excellent written communication skills and the ability to write compelling copy including press releases, media briefing materials, expert commentary, reactive statements and social media posts. You will have the ability to produce content relevant to a wide range of audiences.

You need to have strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to work with and gain the trust of various stakeholders including research academics in each of our Schools of study, as well as executives at senior management level.  You will also be a team player and enjoy working within a busy, fast-paced working environment.

You will be qualified with a Degree or equivalent in Communications or Marketing, or be able to demonstrate considerable relevant experience.

For full details see the Job Description & Person Specification.

£33,797 - £36,914 pa with potential to progress to £40,322 pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Daisy Way, PR and Communications Manager, at

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 6 December 2020.

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