PR and Communications Executive

  • Job Reference: 1313014845-2
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Red Source Ltd
  • Location: Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Events & Experiential, Media, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

My client a UK leading not for profit organisation in Houghton Regis are looking for an External PR and Communications Executive

Location: Hybrid, 3 days in Head office in Houghton Regis, Beds, 2 WFH

Hours: 35 hrs a week

Salary: circa 33,000 DOE

Additions: 5 weeks hols (not including BH)

Healthcare

Enhanced pension

Bike to work

Free parking

The PR and Communications Executive will have a degree in PR, Comms, journalism, or a related field.

The PR and Communications Executive will be an integral part of the team. Key in helping develop PR campaigns and build a robust relationship with media professionals. Coordinate press releases, help with press interviews, a monitor media coverage for their effectiveness. Working with cross functional teams to ensure all PR efforts are aligned with the business goals and strategies. You will be a strategic support to help with any crisis communications if needed.

Duties

Your duties will be as follows with the usual ad hoc as required:

  • Ensure great relationships with media contacts including journalists, editors, bloggers, and influencers
  • Free ideas and press releases to media contacts securing coverage in relevant publication and media outlets
  • Work closely with the companies PR agency to elevate the brands visibility and reputation
  • Coordinate press events, media briefings, and product launches to generate a buzz and interest in the brand
  • Write and distribute press releases, media advisories and other PR materials announcing news and events of the brand
  • Monitor and track media coverage and social media conversations
  • Respond and deal with media inquiries promptly and professionally
  • Provide support for any crisis communications that may be required to God and protect the reputation of the brand from negative publicity
  • Measure and report the effectiveness of any PR campaigns using relevant metrics and KPI's

Requirements

  • Have a degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field
  • Possess strong writing and editing skills, particularly in crafting compelling messages and press materials
  • Familiar with the media landscape, news cycles, and trends
  • Worked with media monitoring tools, PR software, and analytics platforms
  • Have experience in public relations, media relations, or corporate communications
  • Ideally, it would be amazing if you have had experience of working within the construction industry sector with its nuances
  • Have eligibility to work in the UK (unfortunately, sponsorship is not available)