Job title: PR Coordinator (fixed term – ten months)
Hours: 21.75 hours per week
Reporting to: Head of Communications
Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 pro rata (dependent upon experience)
Purpose of the job
Raise and maintain the profile of the visitor attraction and the work of the Trust and Brunel Institute regionally, nationally and internationally, securing appropriate broadcast, print and online media coverage.
Ensure we are seen as a visitor attraction/museum, an authority on Brunel, his life and his achievements, and that the Trust’s programmes are given maximum visibility. Help achieve PR coverage for the Trust’s fundraising and membership strands as well as conservation and education work.
- Undertake proactive PR activities to raise the profile of the visitor attraction, Trust, its programmes and key spokespeople nationally. Monitor the national media agenda, share insights internally and identify opportunities to position Trust spokespeople to comment on relevant national matters.
- Build relationships with key editors/contributors and secure coverage across various sectors including consumer/travel media, national education media; regional business and fundraising media; culture, heritage and engineering media.
- Identify opportunities and pitch ideas and stories to wide-ranging broadcast media across radio, television and online both regionally and nationally.
- Promote the Trust’s achievements such as winning awards, securing funding and completing major project milestones.
- Contribute, with colleagues, to delivering the Trust’s internal communications plan and stakeholder engagement strategy.
- Provide press office services including preparation of press kits, meeting media on-site, drafting quotes and statements, preparing briefings for senior staff and organising press events.
- Jointly manage the organisation of previews and events for media and stakeholders for specific major projects.
- Undertake other duties as could be reasonably required to assist in the smooth and efficient running of the department, including occasional evening and weekend work.
- Essential: a good understanding of PR as part of the wider marketing mix.
- Desirable: educated to degree level in a relevant subject or possessing current membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
- Established relationships with media contacts and a track record of successfully pitching in stories.
- Excellent written skills.
- Enthusiasm for the SS Great Britain Trust’s work and products.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in a press office or PR role. Experience in many of these areas: writing press releases, drafting quotes for spokespeople, briefing and media-training spokespeople, organising press or other stakeholder events.
- Experience of the PR planning process and creating delivery plans.
Closing date: Applications have now closed.
Job start date: Week-commencing 5 July.
Interviews: Interviews will be on Monday 21 June on Zoom.