Media and External Relations Officer

Job Title: Media and External Relations Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £24,983 - £28,936
Reference: 15618870
Job Published: September 05, 2017 01:00

Job Description

Media and External Relations Officer
Leeds Beckett University – External Relations
Ref: MAC300344A
Full-time, permanent
Grade 4, £24,983 - £28,936

We are looking for an experienced Media and External Relations Officer to join our team. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of the University’s external messaging, proactive and reactive media relations, promoting campaigns and public affairs work. You will provide strategic advice to senior managers and form strong relationships with media and external stakeholders to promote and enhance the University’s reputation and profile. You will build relationships with key journalists and opinion formers, and be adept at using and monitoring all forms of media including print, online and social media.

You will have a strong track record in media relations, a wide range of media experience and knowledge of channels, and of measuring impact and evaluation. You will be experienced at providing media advice to achieve desired outcomes You will have experience in dealing with crisis communications and emergency planning skills.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.

Closing date: 19 September 2017 (Midnight)