Senior Press Officer

Reference
VAC-29010
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Charity
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Expiry Date
27/09/2021
Are you an experienced Senior Press Officer looking for a role where you can really make your mark and add value?

Job Description

Are you an experienced Senior Press Officer looking for a role where you can really make your mark and add value? 

Which? is the UK's consumer champion, here to make life simpler, fairer and safer for everyone. Our research gets to the heart of consumer issues, our advice is impartial, and our rigorous product tests lead to expert recommendations. We're the independent consumer voice that influences politicians and lawmakers, investigates, holds businesses to account and makes change happen. As an organisation we're not for profit and all for making consumers more powerful.

About the role

We are an extremely fast-paced and busy team and consider our press office to be the best there is. We regularly make national newspaper front pages and reach millions of people on TV, radio and online.

As our Senior Press Officer you'll strive to make sure that our campaigns and advice are seen and heard across the UK.

You'll be working broadly across campaigns and free consumer advice services to find and create stories that deliver high impact coverage of the great work we do. You'll work closely with stakeholders across the business to understand what's going on in their areas and how we can build a narrative and plan media outreach. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Press Officer to work across industries and issues to build on your experience. We focus on quality over quantity, and get a real buzz when we see our work on the front pages or leading the news agenda. If you bring the passion and the talent, we'll bring one of the most rewarding Press Officer roles you'll ever have.

You will

  • Support the Deputy Head of News in the development of media plans and the wider work of the Press Office team
  • Lead on generating positive, regular press coverage in a fast-moving news environment with the objective of raising brand awareness among consumers and key opinion formers
  • Build and maintain strong relationships internal stakeholders and key media through attending regular meetings
  • Ensure high standards of rigour/accuracy in all our press activities/releases 
  • Monitor and assess the media coverage of the organisation's core products and campaigns 
  • Deliver well-rounded media plans reflecting corporate priorities
  • Support and accompany Senior Which? Stakeholders to ensure they deliver effective media interviews

To find out more about the role please refer to the attached role profile

About you

We're looking for someone with previous press office / media experience which can include print or broadcast journalism. We are open to people from different sectors as long as you have exceptional writing skills and enthusiasm and the desire to excel in our busy team. You will also need to be flexible and able to take part in our out of hours rota.

This role has a wide reach and you will be confident to work with senior stakeholders and leaders across our business.

To do well you'll need to push yourself to juggle your multiple stories and deadlines. You'll need to be prepared to identify proactive news stories whilst also dealing with reactive media enquiries in a calm and efficient manner.

About the rewards

You get a competitive salary, 28 days' holiday, contributory pension, life assurance, private medical cover, health insurance, full Which? membership for free, 50% off making a will with Which? Wills, modern open plan offices with bicycle parking, showers, fresh coffee and healthy food options in the staff restaurant and wellbeing initiatives like yoga, massage and counselling at reasonable rates.

About the Which? way of life

We want you to do great work and enjoy it in a workplace that respects and empowers you. In 2019 we were a runner up in the medium-sized organisation category for Britain's Healthiest Workplace, and we signed up to the Time to Change employer pledge that protects staff against mental health discrimination. We're also a Stonewall accredited employer. 

Click here to find out what we feel reflects what we do and how we work and to view our Which? LinkedIn page. 

 

At Which? we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.

 

We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone who would like to apply for any of our vacancies! Please reach out to resourcing@which.co.uk if you need us to provide an alternative application method to support your accessibility needs.