Press Officer

Posted: 09/12/2016 09:14
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ipswich
Level: Supervisory
Deadline: 31/01/2017 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: Flexible
Job Type: Permanent

Press Officer

Our rapidly growing national business is looking for a full-time Press Officer to join our successful Marketing team based in Ipswich.  Are you an experienced Press Officer with a flair for writing whether it is features, news or the web and a passion for speaking to people from a wide range of backgrounds?

The Principals of Universal started in private practice over twenty years ago and have helped thousands of clients across the country to protect their families. Today they operate a multi-disciplinary practice that brings the skills of Solicitors, Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisors and Chartered Financial Planners together under one roof to provide a holistic range of traditional and specialist estate and tax planning solutions to clients nationwide.

Purpose of Role

You will be key to help promote and develop our brand within the market place. You will get involved and support us with our very successful ‘Keep it in the Family Seminars’ which are held throughout the country. We will offer you the chance to take responsibility from the very beginning and to actively shape the future of our growing business, creating a national brand.

In this role you will report to the Head of Marketing. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Building a strong network of press, bloggers, influencers and celebrity contacts

  • Representing UWP at industry events where applicable

  • Increasing brand awareness by securing coverage via proactive product placement, including news stories and features

  • Developing and delivering high quality professional communications to the media and all stakeholders

  • Responding to media enquiries and briefing the media on UWP’s work

  • Overseeing weekly media relations and ensuring all key target titles are proactively contacted each week

  • Drafting and distributing press releases and media alerts

  • Managing and co-ordinating regional press activity

  • Managing and co-ordinating press events

  • Compiling award entries

  • Managing and monitoring UWP’s online reputation

  • Compiling press coverage reports and briefings to the team accordingly

  • Compiling reports for the business including monthly press coverage reports, event and activity overviews

  • Managing projects as set by the Head of Marketing

Hours of Work

  • Monday to Friday 09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be someone who has a flair for writing and a passion for networking with people.

  • University degree or equivalent

  • Strong press contacts across all media

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Ability to prioritise/multi-task

  • Self-motivated and a team player

  • Ability to learn quickly and to be flexible/adaptable in a fast paced environment

  • Strong portfolio of previous work

  • Exceptional organisational skills


What’s on offer

At Universal our focus is to attract and retain talented professionals. You will be joining a company that is committed to offering a rich and rewarding career to all employees. We will support your training and development needs to ensure that you reach your full potential and achieve your personal career aspirations.

The offer;

* Competitive remuneration and benefits package.

* Opportunity for continuous development

Apply online now

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