Public Relations Officer Ref: LAGMOR00100

Job Description

We are seeking to hire a Public Relations specialist who will be responsible for building and maintaining a positive image for our company. You will be in charge of establishing and maintaining relationships with consumer, community, employee, and public interest groups by writing press releases and other media communications, responding to requests for information and press conferences, and coaching client representatives in the correct way of communicating with the public and with clients.

To be successful in this role, you will need a deep understanding of consumer marketing. You will also need excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in handling a press conference is also an advantage.

Your job  includes:

  • writing and editing leaflets, brochures, press releases, speeches, newsletters, websites and social media
  • representing the company at events such as press launches, news conferences, exhibitions, open days and sponsorship
  • public speaking at presentations, conferences, or radio and TV interviews
  • Coaching client representatives in effective communication with the public and employees.
  • Studying the organization’s objectives, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote products, ideas, and services.
  • Preparing and editing organizational publications, including employee newsletters or stockholders’ reports, for internal and external audiences.
  • Updating and maintaining Web content.
  • Responding to requests for information release or press conference from the media or designating a spokesperson or source of information.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with consumer, community, employee, and public interest groups.
  • Studying the organization’s objectives, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote products, ideas, and services.

Related skills

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Patience
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service
  • Literacy
  • IT
  • Interpersonal skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in journalism, PR, marketing or related field.
  • Experience handling a press conference.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to pitch to media.
  • Knowledge of consumer marketing.
  • An ability to work on big strategy plans as well as day-to-day tasks.
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically.
  • Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives.
  • Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills.
  • Creativity in securing coverage and buzz with traditional outlets.
  • Understanding of social media and solid experience working with bloggers.
  • Project and budget management skills.
  • Responds well under pressure with strict time limit.
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner.

How to Apply

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