Press Officer - Manager

Hours: 35

Salary: £0 - £0

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/07/2019


Press Officer - Manager

Welwyn Garden City

About the role

As part of the press office team, help build trust in the business with journalists & stakeholders - including responding to enquiries,writing press releases, briefing and preparing spokespeople & helping secure proactive coverage.

You will be responsible for

• Handling media enquiries and ensuring accurate, rapid and well-crafted responses
• Working collaboratively with Group Communications and wider business to ensure relevant teams and stakeholders are engaged on media opportunities, issues and risks
- Managing and communicating on a portfolio of issues
- Planning and executing engaging and effective media campaigns
- Maintaining effective relationships with key journalists and media outlets
- Maintaining effective relationships with other stakeholders and agencies where necessary
- Advising and coaching senior colleagues on handling media-related matters
- Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • Experience delivering engaging and effective media campaigns.
  • Experience dealing with journalists from national and trade outlets.
  • Experience managing agencies and working with other external stakeholders.
  • People management experience preferred but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An in depth knowledge of the media in general and the retail sector specifically.
  • Journalist contacts/ ability to build journo relationships
  • A can-do attitude and ability to multi-task
  • Experience of working under pressure and at a fast pace

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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