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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Job vacancy: Press & PR Officer, Greater Manchester Chamber

Salary: Subject to experience

Greater Manchester Chamber is the UK's largest Chamber of Commerce and we have ambitious plans to grow our influence, profile and membership.

To make this happen, we are looking for an experienced Press & PR Officer to join our busy Communications Team.

You will support Greater Manchester Chamber's communications activity with your outstanding writing skills, local media contacts and all-round PR skills. Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate strong experience and understanding of social media and online PR, with excellent past results to back up your experience.

Your aim is to play a key role helping to increase the profile of the Chamber, its partner organisation Manchester Solutions, and our shared members & customers. You will talk to businesses we work with and improve the amount and quality of media coverage they receive. You will also communicate the Chamber's work & role to the outside world and ensure that our members and other key audiences are kept fully informed about the benefits available to them and the services we offer.

In addition, you will provide copy for our monthly membership magazine, e-newsletters, website and other regular communications that we have.

To apply for this position, you must be able to show experience in a similar communications role, and have a background in either public relations or journalism. You must have the ability to dig out your own news stories and have a proven track record of being able to sell in your stories and ideas to a variety of media. Candidates will need a positive can-do attitude and will need to be flexible.

If you are interested in this role, please email sheena.henthorne@gmchamber.co.uk for a full application pack or contact Sheena Henthorne on 0161 237 4029 for an informal chat about the role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 November.
Interviews will be held week commencing 7 December.

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