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Communications Officer (Media)

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£24,801 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Gkenfield, Leics, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CR0785 

Closing date:22 September 2019 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Innovation, transforming lives and value for money – just a snapshot of our current priorities. And by helping people live longer in their homes, securing funding for new, multi-million roads and being named the most productive council in the country for the second year in a row, we’re seeing results.
   
But there’s still work to do, including supporting the delivery of new homes and infrastructure and manage growth. To help with this challenge, we’re looking for a media and communications professional who can create content for press, broadcast and trade media. 
      
Our media, communications and digital team is responsible for:
- Proactive media relations – telling the council’s story – and running a traditional press desk, managing journalists’ queries and helping to manage the council’s reputation
- Social and commercial marketing campaigns
- Engaging stakeholders, staff and managers
- Creative design for print, digital, social and video
- Customer-focused digital services    
As a member of our busy team, you will bring your professional expertise to a range of communications activities. We’re looking for someone with experience in a press office or media environment, with an eye for a story and a grasp of print, broadcast, digital and social media.          
           
Are you right for the job? We ask all our team members to:
• Be original – crafting compelling content and striving to explore new ideas and better ways to achieve our aims
• Always place our audiences at the heart of your work 
• Be responsible for the council’s reputation and always act in its best interests
• Be responsible for the council’s money – acting in a business-like way 
• Be positive, flexible and open to new ideas and ways of working
• Be determined and able to face challenges head-on - and work collaboratively with a broad range of services across the council - influencing people to get results
           
If you’re keen to find out more, please read the job description and person specification.   
              
We'll be interviewing on 9 & 10 October.
                
For informal enquires please contact Katie Pegg on Tel: 0116 305 6162 or Email: Katie.pegg@leics.gov.uk 
           
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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