Communications Executive

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
26/09/2017
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/10/2017 23:59
Salary:
Grade 9 £26,822 to £30,153
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Marketing / Media / Communications
Vacancy ID:
167137
Employment Location:
Millennium Place, Durham
Post Number:
REAL17-238
Closing date:
22 Oct
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a Communications Executive to work within the Marketing & Communications team at Visit County Durham.

Visit County Durham works with tourism businesses and partners, both locally and nationally, to grow the county’s visitor economy. We also coordinate the promotion of the county nationally as a great place to live, work, visit, study and invest. We perform the roles of destination management, destination marketing and place marketing.

The Communications Executive will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of VCD’s internal and external communication activity. This covers media relations, press launches/trips story generation, briefings and copywriting in order to communicate the county’s offer to a wide range of regional, national and international audiences. The role covers corporate, destination and place communications and activity. This will be done by:-

• Developing and implementing creative communications and engagement plans for campaigns and projects
• Gathering stories, identifying media opportunities to support the destination and partners
• Building relationships with journalists at regional and national level to help build Durham’s profile
• Initiating and delivering media trips and providing an effective service for media enquiries.

Candidates should be educated to degree level, have significant experience in a communications role either agency or client side, have a proven track record of generating positive media coverage at multiple levels and have experience of planning/implementing press and PR activity including photocalls, press launches and press trips.

Applicants should have good planning skills, be a quick thinker, flexible, have excellent media relations skills and understand the needs of journalists.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Michelle Gorman on 03000 261221, Managing Director – Visit County Durham or email at michelle.gorman@visitcountydurham.org

Interviews have been scheduled to be held on a date to be confirmed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 262863/267245 or email hrREAL@durham.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.