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Assistant Press Officer
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF35147

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 07/05/2021

Job live date: 12/04/2021

Salary: £20,130 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Dean's Office

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Fixed Term

We are recruiting an Assistant Press Officer to sit within the Henley Business School Press Office and support PR projects, starting as soon as possible on a fixed-term contract ending 31 December 2021.

Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, is a world-class, triple accredited business school. Our press office develops national and international stories on our research, expertise and faculty, and we have an exciting opportunity to join the team.

You will support the Senior Press Officer and the Head of PR, Communications and Content with the organisation of press and brand campaigns, monitoring and evaluating media coverage and assisting with internal communications, as well as responding to day-to-day media enquiries and opportunities.

Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to produce clear and compelling written content including drafting news stories, newsletters and press releases. Good planning and organisational skills are also a must in our busy press office environment.

This role will initially be home-based, but subject to changing government guidance, you will be based at our Whiteknights campus in Reading, with the flexibility to work at our Greenlands campus in Henley-on-Thames as required.

You will have:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience in journalism, PR or media relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule multiple tasks
  • Experience working with social media channels

Interview Date:  Week commencing 17 May 2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Senior Press Officer

Contact name:

Nicola Hine

Contact phone:

0118 378 8220

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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