Reporting to the Head of Corporate Press at VisitBritain/VisitEngland, the Corporate Press Assistant provides support to the Corporate Press team to communicate the value of tourism to the economy and the work of VisitBritain/VisitEngland to the media and stakeholders.
This role provides a timely and proactive service to journalists, managing media requests, gathering information and drafting responses to media queries from national, international, regional and trade press.
The role supports the team in developing media campaigns and with drafting and distributing communication material including corporate press releases, ensuring that messaging is consistent and tailored for specific audiences (national and international media, trade media and industry stakeholders) and working, where relevant, with external and internal stakeholders and partners.
The Corporate Press Assistant provides general administrative support to the press office including media monitoring and evaluation across print, online, broadcast and digital.
This entry level role would suit a recent journalism graduate or those seeking to develop a career in journalism and/or corporate communications with some experience and understanding of working within a media environment, including developing good working relationships with media.