Senior Press Officer

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Job Details

Location
Hybrid
Salary
£40,000 - £52,800 per annum - dependent on experience
Employment
Full-time - Permanent
Team
Marketing and Communications
Deadline
21 Aug 2022 - 23:45
Reference
CPI-5246-22
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Hybrid Working

We’re embracing hybrid working to build a happier, more productive, and environmentally conscious workplace. Discover more about our new flexible working approach.

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Why this role is important for CPI’s work

The Marketing and Communications team delivers incredible, modern, multi-channel marcomms strategies that engage audiences through captivating stories, and develops cohesive and resilient brand identity, to position CPI as the go-to enabler of innovation that creates a healthier and more sustainable world.

As the organisation grows, we’re looking for an expert Senior Press Officer to lead and deliver print, broadcast and podcast coverage that positions CPI as a trusted, disruptive deep tech innovation enabler. You will have the opportunity to set best practices for media relations, adopt innovative media tactics, and progress and shape your career within the Marketing and Communications team.

As a relaxed, flexible, creative and inclusive team, we’re looking for someone who is keen to collaborate with folks of all levels across the MarComms team and wider business to deliver stellar media outputs that support CPI’s business objectives. 

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

Managing, maintaining and building strong relationships with national, trade and regional media organisations across the North of England, Scotland and the wider UK

Proactively pitching stories directly to journalists and podcast producers to secure op-eds and thought leadership opportunities.

Leading meetings with senior leaders across the business to prepare reactive statements and media briefings. 

Writing and editing creative science content for editorials, press releases, media pitches, and podcast pitches. 

Understanding and interpreting data to lead media planning, monitoring, distribution, and reporting.

Please note candidates are required to provide the following at the application stage:

CV – please include links to previous work within the document

Cover Letter

The person we are seeking

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role within the UK science and innovation landscape, strong connections with science and business media, and a proven ability to write succinct scientific press releases and pitches. 

Its essential candidates are educated to a minimum of degree level in a Media, Marketing, or Scientific discipline — or hold equivalent education/​experience.

You will be an excellent storyteller with the ability to cut through complexity to deliver engaging written content. A deep interest in science, technology and innovation, and the positive societal and environmental impact they can deliver, is a must. 

It is desirable that candidates have experience in one or more of the following:

Masters in Science Communication.

CIM/CIPR courses or qualifications.

Experience developing and delivering PR campaigns.

Experience using Meltwater or Vuelio.

Experience working with senior leadership teams.

Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM.

Experience of working with freelance copywriters.

Organising or delivering media training.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

Please note candidates are required to provide the following at the application stage:

CV – please include links to previous work within the document

Cover Letter

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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