Media Relations Officer

Canterbury Christ Church University - Department of Marketing & WP & Outreach


Canterbury Christ Church University needs to develop and maintain excellent relations with a wide range of external organisations and individuals to promote, protect and enhance the University’s reputation and profile. The Corporate Communications team works with colleagues from across the University to promote the University’s values and key messages.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Media Relations Officer to join a dynamic communications team promoting the University’s brand and reputation. Based in the Department of Marketing and Communications, you will be promoting the University’s success and achievements across multiple platforms and audiences, and become part of an organisation with ambitious and exciting plans for the future.


The right candidate will have excellent communication skills across traditional and digital media and a proven track record in producing creative, engaging and newsworthy content that has the potential to change the news agenda and achieve high levels of media engagement and coverage for the University. While communicating effectively with people at all levels, you will also have an outstanding ability to build relationships across a diverse and large organisation; meet deadlines and respond flexibly and creatively to emerging priorities.

Informal enquiries to Jeanette Earl, Media Relations Manager, email

Additional Information

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

How to apply

Closing date for applications: 26 October 2017
Interviews are to be held: 6 November 2017

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number MAR0187 (R2). Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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