Media & Communications Officer

Northampton, Northamptonshire

from £17.00 per hour

Futures Recruitment Services are supporting a local authority in searching for a Media and Communications Officer. The selected candidate will be providing an effective, efficient and professional communications service for the council, which includes social media, marketing, media relations activity, and internal communications.

Key responsibilities for the Media and Communications Officer:

  • Contribute to the development of internal communications and prepare content for internal channels.

  • To create innovative communications, campaigns and social media content that help the council meet its organisational objectives.

  • Identify positive activity in the council and the best way to share it with the wider public, partner sand media using all the publicity tools available.

  • Analyse, review and report on communication activity to maximise results and report on the success of existing projects, content and campaigns.

  • Create dynamic written, graphic and video content that is suitable for various social media and other communication platforms.

  • Demonstrate awareness of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.

Essential skills required for the Media and Communications Officer:

  • Qualified to degree level or hold a qualification from the institute of public relations.

  • Superb communications and public relations experience and/or press and media experience.

  • Experience of the public sector and/or local government services.

  • An awareness of the pressures and constraints of the public sector.

  • Political awareness

  • Analytical thinker

  • Decisive decision maker

  • Understand technology and its role in delivering our communications strategy.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail - please contact Kirsty.  We are scheduling Zoom calls for candidates wishing to apply. 

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job. 

This vacancy is advertised by Futures Recruitment Services who operate as an employment agency. Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to reply to each personally and should you not hear from us within 7 days this means your application was not successful on this occasion.

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