(Fixed Term 12 month contract – Maternity Cover) Role Reference: 156 – 50013823
Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, is an independent family brewery and pub operator based in the market town of Faversham in Kent. Beer quality is paramount, and we have won more than 40 international awards for our beer in the last five years.
Our popular range of ales and lagers, available on draught and in bottle, include Spitfire, Bishops Finger, Master Brew and the new Whitstable Bay Collection. We also brew speciality beers such as Asahi and Samuel Adams Boston Lager under license.
A rare opportunity has now arisen for an exceptional person to join our communications team at the start of December 2016.
The ideal candidate will have press office experience and be a flawless copywriter who is able to tailor their writing to a variety of mediums and projects.
They will also have experience of managing a diverse news agenda and handling media enquiries. Other essential skills include building media databases and compiling coverage reports and analysis. Desktop publishing, photo editing and basic digital video editing skills would be an advantage.
For the role you will required the following skills and experience:
A high degree of literacy and excellent writing skills
Experience at providing counsel regarding media enquiries
Attention to detail, meticulousness and proof reading skills
Online media database / coverage
Use of Digital cameras
Ideally you will also have :
PR or journalism qualification
Experience in the leisure industry or FMCG
Responsibilities will include:
Handling media enquiries
Day-to-day management of the news diary
Managing media coverage and subsequent reports
Copywriting: statements; press release; statements; website copy; direct communications; forward feature responses
Proofing and editing
Images: briefing photographers; archiving images
Building press release distribution lists
Supporting the Corporate Affairs Manager
Internal communications: e-newsletters; digital signage
If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply in writing enclosing your CV and covering letter outlining relevant experience. Please also enclose a writing portfolio demonstrating your diversity of copywriting skills and experience (nonreturnable) to; HR@shepherd-neame.co.uk
Please state the reference of the position in the subject line of your email.
Closing date for applications: 28th October 2016