Full time, 35 hours per week
Based at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
About the role
As a national press officer for the NFU you will play an integral role within our fast-paced Communications team. You will support the smooth day-to-day running of the press office by monitoring our coverage and that of the wider farming sector, showcasing the NFU’s positive news to staff and members as well as helping to rebut and respond in real time where needed to that ensure food and farming coverage is fair and accurate.
Working alongside our media advisers, you will use your experience to forge positive links with journalists and provide the media with timely information about NFU policy and the agricultural industry. Your excellent written skills will be utilised to create news releases that are used by key trade and national media. To ensure the NFU continues to have the loudest voice in British farming you will work with our officeholders and staff to organise interviews for a variety of consumer and business to business media outlets.
Supporting the Campaigns team, you’ll help to drive positive, effective coverage of NFU campaigns to ensure they have real impact, as well as proactively discussing coverage opportunities with journalists. You’ll contribute fresh ideas to maximise coverage and build on the communication team’s award-winning achievements to date.
You will also play a leading role in promoting the coverage the press team delivers for the NFU across our digital channels, particularly on social media and the NFU’s website.
With a track record of building effective working relationships, you’ll enjoy interacting with people at all levels; your colleagues as well as our farmer and grower members.
Who are we?
The National Farmers’ Union represents the interests of farmers and growers across England and Wales. Promoting the interests of farmers and growers, we aim to influence decision making at the highest levels to create an environment in which our members can be successful.
Why join our team?
Working for the NFU means that you will become part of our friendly, dedicated working environment. You will work with a highly motivated team, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and passion about food and farming. In addition to this we also offer, 25 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), and an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme.
The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.
A combination of Office based/Hybrid working will be considered for this role.
The NFU reserve the right to close the application window early.
Closing date: 3 October 2021
Interview Date: TBC
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