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Press Officer - 44092 - *Filled* - Benchmark Recruit, Sheffield

Press Officer – 44092 – *Filled*

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The Dream Career

Press Officer

The Location

Sheffield

The Benefits 

25 days holiday

Westfield health

Gym Membership

The Company

Large, professional services organisation.

The Job Role 

The press office generates news on a daily basis to promote the work the varying teams.

You will work with the existing PR team to ensure that as many media outlets as possible, including national and regional broadcast, web and wires and print media, carry the latest news and comment from the company. This will include:

  •  Identifying potential stories, drafting press releases and generating positive coverage for key teams within the Personal Legal Services division.
  • Keeping a close eye on breaking news at all times, identifying opportunities for comment, generating positive coverage.
  • Assisting with website content creation.
  • Building and maintaining close links with identified Partners in the firms regional offices with a view to improving still further the quality, volume and results of the PR output.
  • Ensuring the news sections of our websites and our Twitter and other social media feeds are kept updated with the latest news.

The Talent 

The successful candidate will have a strong sense for news angles with experience of working within a PR or journalism environment. Knowledge and experience of social and online media would be an advantage. You will possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or above (including Maths and English). Most importantly, you will have strong communication skills and be capable of writing accurate, concise and engaging news copy quickly to the tightest of deadlines and on a variety of issues.

 

VR Number

44092

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Childhood Ambition: to be Superman Biography: Matthew classes himself as an honorary Yorkshireman (despite hailing from down South!), he decided Sheffield was the city for him after studying music then a masters in creative and cultural industry management at the University. When he’s not at Benchmark he has a love/hate relationship with the gym, more of a necessity due to his overwhelming love of food (especially cheese). Watch this space as Matt is also part of the band ‘Native and the Name’ who are rumoured to be Sheffield’s best musical export since the Arctic Monkeys!

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