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PR & Media Correspondent

GM Skills Gateway

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About us:
GM Skills Gateway is a new service based in Manchester City Centre serving business across Greater Manchester.

The Skills Gateway is a professional and independent service, set within the business sector for businesses to engage with training providers and colleges to upskill their workforce. Employers will be able to access, through the Gateway, advice and guidance on available training courses, relevant to their industry and location, supporting them in their drive to develop their human capital and drive increased productivity. Contact with the Skills Gateway will help them to identify their training needs and be referred to an appropriate provider.

About the role:
To promote and champion the Greater Manchester Skills agenda and ambitions in particular the Skills Gateway Service, partners and associated activity
To build a key contact Media database
To promote the Skills Gateway by traditional press release and social media channels to the business community and partners
To establish Skills Gateway Service as a credible service valued a by the business Community
To establish the Skills Gateway Service and partners as the Skills Industry Expert Commentator for all media channels
To use first rate writing skills to tell the stories that will promote the reputation of the Service and partners
To find the stories that the media will want to hear about
To create a Media library for the Skills Gateway Service including media, photography, case studies and Best Practice Guide

About you:
A proven track record in PR activity across both public and private sector organisations, preferably with 3 years experience in the media industry with a portfolio demonstrating placement and key contacts in appropriate media sector including print, social networks, radio and TV.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

A proven record in writing press releases, editing and tailoring copy to a variety of audiences.

IT literate – fully conversant with Microsoft Office ( word, excel and ppt)
Confidence to represent the Skills Gateway at all levels
Internet and Social Media savvy
Commercially aware

Highly motivated and results oriented

Team Player with a Can do attitude

Ability to manage own workload

Confident and positive approach – able to establish credibility and respect with businesses, individuals and public bodies

Strong sense of personal responsibility

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