Media Relations Officer

University of Leeds - Communications Team

Are you a great relationship builder and negotiator, with excellent writing and content creation skills who can spot a news story buried deep in a technical report? Do you have experience of working with multiple organisations to tell compelling stories across print, broadcast, online and social media, as well as engaging with stakeholders to achieve cut through with your messages?

The University of Leeds is a Russell Group University, with great strengths in research based on a well-established tradition of teaching excellence and you will play a key part in helping to promote the University’s research in medicine, health and social sciences.

Providing expert communications advice and support to colleagues and academic staff, you will also deal with incoming media enquiries providing a professional, agile and efficient service.

You will have a professional qualification in journalism or PR, or substantial experience of media relations and/or journalism.

With experience of applying effective media relations approaches to support strategic objectives, you will be comfortable developing relationships with national and international journalists and pitching stories or experts on a daily basis.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Peter Le Riche, Media Relations Manager, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2060, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Corporate Services

School/Institute: Communications Team

Category: Clerical Support

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