Press officers safeguard the reputation of the organisations for which they work. They help to establish and maintain good relationships with their customers, shareholders and staff.
The majority of press officers have degrees in communications, journalism, marketing, media studies or English. The minimum entry requirements for degree study include A levels and GCSEs. As entry into press officer work is highly competitive, postgraduate qualifications and relevant work experience are often helpful. Those without degrees tend to have worked their way up the career ladder from more junior positions.
New press officers are usually introduced to the role by senior staff members. Some employers offer graduate training schemes, which include work shadowing. Employees may be encouraged to study for professional qualifications, such as the Communication Advertising and Marketing Education Foundations CAM Diploma in Marketing Communications.
Press officers are employed by companies in all sectors. They may work in in-house departments in industrial and commercial companies, local authorities, government departments and agencies, the police, charities and professional bodies. Alternatively, they may work for consultancies. Employment openings may be advertised through specialist recruitment agencies. While press officers typically work standard office hours, it is not uncommon for their work to involve frequent travel to meetings and conferences, which may also involve stays away from home.
Starting salaries for press officers are between £12,000 and £21,000 a year. Experienced press officers may choose to become freelance consultants or establish their own businesses.
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Offering a complete and affordable recruitment service to the PR industry, our nationwide portfolio of clients rely on us to supply shortlists containing the highest quality PR Managers, Press Officers and Communication Directors in the market. Our team of experts gain an understanding of your needs before undergoing a unique search process that is unique to you. We are London specialists but have offices based throughout the UK.
Coverage UK Wide
Charter Selection Head Office, Winston House, 2 Dollis Park, London, Finchley, N3 1HF
PR is a sector which requires unique thinkers to promote important brands and Gloss Creative Recruitment can offer a database of over 1,000 pre-qualified local candidates to fill a variety of roles ranging from entry to senior levels. Recruiting for a large number of job roles including PR Directors, Business Analysts and Press Officers, all of our candidates are available for permanent or contract vacancies.
2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP
Recruiting for all PR positions, Talent Quest can effectively address the staffing needs for your permanent, temporary and contract PR vacancies. Working nationwide with an added focus on Frankfurt, Germany, our database has an abundance of some of the best Media Relations Officers, Communications Managers and PR Assistants in the industry. We offer a rebate on permanent hires and we only charge clients should they select one of our candidates.
Coverage UK wide and Europe
Finchley, London, N3 1LQ
40 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DE
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Based in Scotland, servicing all sectors globally with particular focus on the engineering sectors within the oil and gas and heavy industrial engineering industries. Privately owned, is run by personnel who have over 35 years experience within the engineering sectors.
From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
We specialise in Office Business Support roles including languages and Digital Media roles at all levels in Central London and offer a team of experienced and professional Consultants who are willing to go the extra mile to assist in your recruitment needs, we work quickly and efficiently to support you.
Communication is the lifeblood of PR and years of experience in this specialist sector have produced valuable contacts both in house and on the agency side. Whether you are looking for well qualified junior staff of more experienced senior people to suit your business, Aurora can help.
JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
The PR industry requires creative thinkers who can turn their ideas into profitability for the company. Buchan and London Recruitment will make sure to create a shortlist of bespoke professionals both from our national database and from job boards. Offering exemplary staff in all PR roles, we will dedicate ourselves to bring you recruitment solutions in roles including Board Directors, PR Managers and Communications Executives.
Coverage UK WIDE
The Office, Patch Park Farm, Abridge, Essex, RM4 1AA
CMD Recruitment is a highly successful professional agency offering clients the full recruitment solution. We offer a bespoke service delivered by a team of experienced consultants who are always happy to help and always deliver. With offices based in Devizes, Calne and Chippenham we recruit across Wiltshire
Station Hill House, Station Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1EQ
Carlton Business Centre, Maundrell Road, Porte Marsh Industrial Estate, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PU
Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
You may find yourself asking why Abraxa Staff? The answer is simple. Because we are: A Company with a culture to get it right, Honest and transparent fees, An established company with experienced and trained workforce and management team, A fully audited and compliant recruitment service provider
Coverage UK Wide
7th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 1EA
Adept is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited, highly consultative recruitment, search, research, training and HRM company. Working in partnership with our Clients and Candidates, we consult professional and technical appointments throughout the North East and nationally, on a permanent and contract basis.
Coverage UK Wide
Hub Two, The Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 5TG
Proud to be Independent… Since 2009 Essential Recruitment Ltd has been providing superior staffing services and temporary employment opportunities to a wide range of clients and workers alike covering transport, logistics, industrial, commercial and hospitality.
Coverage All of the UK and mainland Europe
267 County Road, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 5PQ
At FlexPlus we challenge ourselves to deliver the highest quality of PR staff in record times and more cost effectively than anyone else. We have been going for over well over 20 years and are part of a billion dollar staffing group. The range of recruitment options we offer our clients and the sheer power of our recruitment technology set us apart from our competitors. Call/email us today for an exceptional staffing service.
IMH Recruitment is a leading Recruitment Consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in Construction, Driving, Industrial and Commercial, temporary and permanent, positions with our clients. Whether you are looking for a permanent career or a temporary job our team of qualified consultants are only a phone call away. Established in 2001, IMH aims to deliver satisfaction and we believe we are succeeding.
London House, Clifford Lister Business Centre, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2BL
Mego works with local people to improve their ability to attract employers and get hired. And we work with employers to improve their ability to attract and hire people. Please note that we recruit for the South West, South East and London.
Working with clients ranging from SMEs to international organisations, Meridian Office and Professional are Commercial recruitment specialists with a network of branches throughout the UK. From school leavers to Directors, we aim to place high calibre candidates into areas such as HR, Marketing, Admin, Accounting and IT. Our consultants deliver a competitive service that matches the right candidates with the right vacancies.
At Connect Appointments we offer permanent recruitment services as well as contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our service is tailored to your needs covering most business sectors.
19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
Fed up with the lack of service you receive from your agency? We offer a personal and effective service to both clients and job seekers. We understand the needs of business and will make the recruitment process quick, simple and effective. You could say, whatever the job we're just the job.
We are an ISO/REC certified agency offering a personalised service tailored to our clients’ needs. Our expert team consists of both industry and recruitment specialists, and our in-depth interview procedure ensures we always provide the highest quality candidates, whether from the UK, abroad or ex-pats.
Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
Commercial House, Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LR
At Interaction Commercial, we aim to surpass our clients’ expectations by offering a tailored and consultative approach to staffing solutions. Our team of recruitment experts have a specialist knowledge of commercial services and source candidates from areas such as sales, design and customer service. We have 30+ offices across the UK and try and offer a professional and personal service that best meets the needs of our clients.
Public Relations is becoming increasingly important to all businesses, having a dedicated professional team of experts can give your business extra attention in the media and the public eye. Hammond Clarke looks to recruit the most valuable candidates for your business from our extensive searches throughout the UK taking full advantage of our LinkedIn premium account and nationwide database of over 10,000 active candidates.
Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
Established in 2002, Flexible Solutionz Limited aim to reduce YOUR recruitment costs by as much as 50% against traditional recruitment agencies. We are that confident we can deliver you the right candidate, we offer a 100% money back guarantee, protecting your investment from day one.
Coverage North West England
Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
As a specialist Search & Selection consultancy operating within the Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Media, PR and Events sectors, we offer a high level of expertise, and personalised service, putting all the right people in all the right places.
Based within Birmingham and covering the Midlands and surrounding areas. Team Support recruit for both temporary and permanent positions. We cover manufacturing, warehousing and logistics (we do not supply drivers), skilled and technical, office, and healthcare.
Coverage Midlands and surrounding areas.
The Jewellery Business Centre, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
Most of our clients & candidates come from recommendation, referral & reputation; Evidence that we are proactive on your behalf , professional in our conduct & offer a bespoke service to each individual client or candidate.