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PR and Media Officer

Royal Holloway, University of London - Marketing and Communications Department

Location: Egham
Salary: £29,159 to £34,370 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019
Job Ref: 0519-199

We are seeking a creative, motivated PR and Media Officer with previous PR experience to join our professional team. The PR and Media Officer will have the role of enhancing the university’s reputation through creative, engaging and timely communications across multiple owned and earned channels.

This is a varied role which will see you proactively identifying opportunities to showcase the university’s leading research through global media coverage, building media relationships and planning and executing creative PR campaigns as part of a wider marketing communications team. You will also deliver an effective response service to a wide range of reactive media enquiries.

You will be skilled at taking complex ideas and turning them into engaging media stories. The ability to manage opportunities from idea, through development to conclusion is essential, as is the ability to recognise how stories can be creatively crafted for different channels and audiences. You will work with a broad spectrum of media, so you will need to be comfortable pitching ideas to, and forming relationships with journalists, ideally you’ll have a number of contacts of your own. 

To be successful in this role you will be an excellent communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels. Strong organisational skills, an ability to manage your time effectively and work to tight deadlines, are essential for this role.

Experience within Higher Education is not necessary, however you should have previous media and PR experience gained from working in reactive and proactive press office or PR agency environment. You should also have the ability to navigate large organisations and confidently build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK. Through world class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

This is a full time and permanent post, based in Egham, Surrey near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Interview Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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