Press and PR Officer

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£25,728 to £30,688 per annum
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Press and PR Officer
Reputation, Research & Events
Salary:     £25,728 to £30,688 per annum
Grade:     Grade 07
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Monday 05 March 2018
Interview Date:     Wednesday 21 March 2018
Reference:     R180054

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Press and PR Officer to raise the profile of Aston University and enhance its reputation. 

As part of a small team, you will support the head of brand reputation and events in raising the profile of the University, its research and the achievements of its staff and students to external and internal stakeholders on a local, national and international level. 

This will include planning and carrying out press and media campaigns in line with the strategic priorities of the University, responding to media enquiries, cultivating relationships with journalists, having frequent contact with staff at all levels across the University, and monitoring media coverage.

The role will involve researching, writing and distributing press releases and expert commentary. Working closely with academics the postholder will be expected to proactively seek out excellent stories from within the University. 

With a proven track record in building relationships with journalists you will have a dynamic and proactive approach with an eye for a good story.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via

 Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.