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Media Relations Officer and Senior Media Relations Officer

Thames Water

Based: Reading

Posted: Tue 15 May 2018 Closing Date: Tue 5 Jun 2018
Employer: Thames Water
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

The 24-hour Thames Water Newsroom – the PR machine powering the monster Whitechapel fatberg to A-list celebrity stardom – is looking for two new team players. Our media relations officers deal with enquiries from journalists around the world on a wide range of operational issues and play a key role in communicating during operational incidents.

You will also get out, uncover and promote the great number of positive stories from all corners of the business, with £1 billion invested every year in improving service, and contribute to our in-house monthly magazine, Source.

It will be your job to translate sometimes technical information into clean, simple copy to drive proactive media coverage that engages and informs our customers – who are spread across London and the Thames Valley. One minute you could be giving a radio interview. The next, you could be crafting a line on world-famous fatbergs after a Victorian sewer visit, encouraging customers to ‘Bin it – don’t block it’. Ultimately, customers are the people you need to explain things to via the media.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with outstanding written and digital communication skills who are high-energy, customer-focused and a team player. We’re looking for hard grafters who relish being thrown in at the deep end, shooting video, writing news and taking pictures, while learning about one of life’s essential services.

Salary & Information

Dependent on skills and experience, we are offering a salary between £27k & £40k, plus on-call payments)
Both roles will be based at our head office, Clearwater Court, in central Reading (two minutes walk from the station), with requirement to spend time at our London sites and operational control centre in Green Park, Reading. You will also be expected to participate in our one-in-seven-week out-of-hours press office rota.

Why Thames Water?

Thames Water provides an essential service to 15 million people, nearly a quarter of the UK’s population, 24/7, 365 days a year. Every day we clean, treat and send 2.6bn litres of water to customers through our 20,000-mile network of mains. And every day we treat and return safely to the environment a staggering 4.4bn litres of wastewater across our 68,000-mile grid of sewers.

Contact Details

Please send your cv and covering letter to Jennifer Castle at


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

Employer Information

Thames Water
clearwater court,
United Kingdom

Phone: 07747 640222

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