- Skipton, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
I have worked in the public relations industry for over 18 years and offer a freelance public relations service, including strategic advice and consultancy, key message development,more...I have worked in the public relations industry for over 18 years and offer a freelance public relations service, including strategic advice and consultancy, key message development, writing press releases, copywriting and editing, media management, issues management, print production and event management.
Area Covered: Remote working
Work Experience Summary: Public Relations Consultant
I have 18 years PR experience gained in-house and agency-side, across the public and private sectors including health PR, arts, travel and lifestyle PR.
I currently work for an international travel company and also provide strategic advice and a media relations service for a Community Safety Partnership. Here is a summary of my previous experience:
Head of Communications, South East Dance, Brighton
Delivered all communications activities including: strategic counsel, writing and delivering a communications strategy to promote South East Dance in line with strategic aims and the business plan, developing the Communications Strategy for a new capital build project to include two new dance studios, writing key messages, position statements and press materials, managing the website and commissioning high quality marketing materials.
Account Director, The Workhouse, Surrey (now Synergy Medical)
Provided strategic counsel, overseeing account teams, and delivery of projects on time and to budget, developed key messages, issues management plans, Q&As and position statements, wrote new business presentations and communications strategies, wrote press releases, ran international press office and managed media enquiries and interview requests from Europe, the US and South East Asia. Organised national, local and trade media launch for a new medical research facility. Wrote and edited in-house newsletter for European distribution, wrote materials for and managed media launch for a new product, organised media training and organised press conference and patient panel at a European meeting.
Account Manager, Munro & Forster Communications, London
Managed projects and account teams, organised media events and briefings, planned, wrote and organised press campaigns, managed print production process for marketing materials, researched ideas for new business proposals, wrote communications strategies, organised press conferences, sold-in stories to the media, commissioned authors to write for a quarterly newsletter, organised press launch on the London Eye.
Press and Publicity Officer, Action for M.E., Somerset
Provided a regional and national press office service, wrote regular reports for the in-house journal for distribution to members, designed and wrote copy for posters and marketing materials, wrote press materials, organised and launched Action for M.E. Month, liaised with journalists to launch brain scan research generating national media coverage, worked with regional groups on local press campaigns, developed surveys and launched results to the media.
Press Assistant, HTV West and BBC Radio Bristol, Avon
Launched first female only radio station in the UK, publicised battle of the bands competition on Radio Bristol, wrote press releases and worked as a press assistant for HTV West, answering listener and media enquiries.
Grenville Jones Publicity, Avon
Wrote press releases and newsletter copy, interviewed employees and wrote copy for in-house newsletters, wrote and distributed press releases.
Education Summary: B.Sc. (Hons.) Management Science (2.1) - University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Public and Media Relations (Distinction) - University of Cardiff, School of Journalism (which included studying journalism law to NUJ standard).
Sue Welham W.
Experienced Public Relations Consultant