Interim PR / Media Specialist

Job Title: Interim PR / Media Specialist
Contract Type: Contract/ Freelance
Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BSMCN44694_1584370917
Contact Name: Claire Needham
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 16, 2020 15:01

Job Description

Interim Senior PR / Media Relations Specialist - Coventry - £37,000 - £40,000 DOE

This award-winning, services led business, with great potential for positive news stories are looking for an immediately available Interim PR / Media Specialist to join their team based in Coventry for a 12 month FTC.

My client is looking for an experienced Interim PR / Media Specialist and an excellent writer with a creative mind who can bring new ideas and experience to the business. A candidate who has been previously successful in their PR career and wants to continue to grow within a collaborative and forward-thinking environment will fit this role well.

You will join a small, but growing, in house press office and have the opportunity to raise the profile of this organisation across local and national print and broadcast media. The business is already celebrated regularly in the press for their products and so have strong existing media relationships.

This person will need to develop an understanding of the industry and will be able to identify, and anticipate, risks and opportunities. A creative mind is needed but so is a safe pair of hands to deal with any reputational issues that may arise. You'll be working closely with colleagues in internal comms, marketing, digital, product and beyond to make sure the most is being made of all opportunities.

The media relations team work across the whole organisation so having the gravitas to build relationships with a range of stakeholders, including senior internal stakeholders and journalists is key.

Experience needed includes:

  • Experience of working as part of a successful in-house PR team
  • Experience leading successful and imaginative PR campaigns from planning through to analysis
  • A track record of excellent relationships with journalists
  • Experience of maintaining trusted and influential relationships with senior management in a corporate organisation
  • Experience of crisis communications - both planning and in practice
  • Ability to identify opportunities and risks
  • Ability to provide occasional on call press office coverage
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail

If this Interim PR / Media Specialist position is of interest I would love to hear from you. This role based in Coventry is commutable from locations such as Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Rugby, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Leicester, Kenilworth, Southam, Coleshill, Hinckley, Lutterworth, Burbag, Atherstone and Solihull.

Please apply directly or contact Claire at blueskies to discuss - BSMCN4494 - Interim PR / Media Specialist - Coventry