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Media Officer

Business & Corporate Services

Communications, Marketing, PR

Wigan Council

Public Relations

Wigan Town Hall

Library Street




Grade 8 – £28,221 - £32,233 per annum


The salary is subject to the 2019 National Joint Council pay award and any local agreements


37 hours per week


Your role:


As Media Officer you will be responsible for communicating with more than 300,000 residents through both traditional and digital channels, ensuring content is relevant, timely and targeted. You will support the efficient and effective provision of a first class media relations service.


You will provide expert advice to senior council staff and elected members on all aspects of communication, particularly with high risk media issues. The role will support the development and delivery of projects in the council’s communications strategy, working closely with service areas to develop communication plans that support the council’s business plan.   


About you:


You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or have an equivalent level of work experience and have an excellent understanding and knowledge of the media. You will have excellent writing skills and a strong command of the English language and grammar.

You will be highly organised and willing to work flexibly, have effective project management skills and the ability to lead and deliver key programmes of work. You will be comfortable creating and publishing content digitally and have the ability to produce, edit and publish video and audio files. You will also possess strong listening and interpersonal skills.

About us:


You will be part of an award-winning communications team which strives to be the very best. You will be supported with professional development in order to enhance your skills and experience personally and those of the team.


You will be part of a vibrant, exciting and fun atmosphere in which no two days are the same and will be working on the biggest issues which matter most to both the council and most importantly our residents.


As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.


For an informal discussion about this role please contact Simon Haworth on 01942 828052.


To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:
Job Specification.pdf
Data Privacy Notice     


Interview date: Thursday 7 March 2019


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working hours

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application deadline

11 59 pm

3rd Mar 2019