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NFRN

Based: Durham

Posted: Fri 22 Apr 2022
Closing Date: Fri 17 Jun 2022
Employer: NFRN
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

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Communications Executive

NFRN

Based: Durham

Posted: Fri 22 Apr 2022
Closing Date: Fri 17 Jun 2022
Employer: NFRN
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Communications Executive

Department: Communications

Report to: Head of Communications

Location: Durham – Head Office

Salary: £20,000 to £24,000 per annum

Main Purpose

  • To contribute to the development and implementation of the FED’s communication programmes and activities that support its objectives.
  • To maintain and enhance the FED’s reputation through pro-active and reactive communications, using all methods – internal, external, and social media.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitoring local, national and industry publications so the FED is updated with relevant industry information and breaking news and can react as necessary.
  • Researching and writing pro-active story ideas and case studies for the FED website, via social media and to the national, regional and trade press.
  • Drafting and distributing news releases via traditional and social media channels.
  • Writing reactive statements and comments to breaking news.
  • Responding to press enquiries quickly and efficiently.
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of the FED’s campaigns.
  • Assisting in the development of key messages and Q&As.
  • Producing media briefing materials.
  • Liaising with other departments to identify and maximise media opportunities over all Fed platforms.
  • Assisting with proof reading and editing.
  • Organising briefings for senior officials and members ahead of radio and TV interviews.
  • Assisting in the production of Fed supplements – writing articles, proof-reading.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience Required

Essential

  • Strong writer able to deliver good quality copy quickly.
  • Experience in a previous communications/PR role.
  • Good social media skills.
  • Media handling experience.
  • Experienced in Content Management Systems (CRM).
  • Computer literate with excellent command of MS office.
  • Good understanding of all digital channels, email and social media.

Desirable

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate to and negotiate with a wide range of people at all levels.
  • Highly motivated and proactive.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and projects and capable of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Meticulous eye for detail.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - team worker but able to work on their own initiative.
  • Creative, innovative, and enthusiastic.

Contact Details

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Adam Lear adam.lear@nfrn.org.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 17th June 2022.

Employer Information

NFRN
United Kingdom