Media Officer

The Pensions Regulator

Making workplace pensions work, https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/about-us/work-for-us


Requirements of the role

We are currently seeking a media officer to join The Pension Regulator’s busy media relations team.

The pensions landscape continues to see significant change with a host of new regulations designed to protect savers, tackle wrong-doing and help improve retirement outcomes. As a result, we have an ever-growing profile in the press.

In the context of these changes, as media officer you will be play an influential role in telling a strong story about TPR’s work to protect savers, highlighting our compliance and enforcement actions, and promoting the regulator’s messages on improving standards and enabling good outcomes for people saving into workplace pensions.

Through your work, you will help manage TPR’s reputation, educate the pensions market on our work and build support for TPR’s approach to regulation. You will maximise the creative use of all communication channels, and robustly defend the organisation in the press.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • be confident in dealing with journalists, stakeholders, and other government bodies, and proactively manage media enquiries and reputational issues as required using agreed lines to take
  • produce and sell in high-quality press releases, articles, blogs and podcasts to core pensions trade press, national print and broadcast media and business sector publications
  • build and maintain strong relationships with key press contacts
  • be creative and proactive in generating media and public relations opportunities to raise awareness of the regulator’s work to promote high standards across the pensions industry
  • advise colleagues, including the regulator’s Board and senior management team, on media-handling strategies, statements, and lines to take
  • participate in our out-of-hours rota as required – approximately one week per month
  • work dynamically to provide support to other communication functions as appropriate


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 Location

Brighton

 Contract type

Full time, Permanent

 Profession

Media, Officer


 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date

17/06/2024