Experienced Press Officer

London, United Kingdom
28 Jun 2019
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want shape the future of fossil free energy?

We are now looking for a experienced specialist in media and digital communications to play a prominent role in supporting our expansion and diversification in the UK. You will push Vattenfall stories in all media and digital channels. You will have an impact by being creative, building relationships with media and influencers, having a nose for a story, being curious about the world around you and understanding the UK's energy industry. You will have strengths in both traditional and social media and a record of success. You can develop and implement strategy and succeed with tactical acumen and no little determination.
Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Our purpose is to power climate smarter living and our ambition is to help customers live a fossil free life within one generation. As a proudly progressive and open organisation, Vattenfall is committed to continually accelerating and powering this transition to further electrification and renewable energy.

Vattenfall has been operating in the UK since 2008, the same year that the UK's Climate Change Act came into force. In the past ten years we have invested more than £3.5bn in wind energy and now operate 11 wind farms. We continue to grow the wind pipeline, and now, as we diversify, that growth will be matched by our move into low carbon heat, retail, B2B, e-mobility and power networks.

Your role in the UK's Media Relations & Editorial team will support Vattenfall brand enhancement and business objectives. You will do the following:
  • Engage with journalists proactively and delivering all the collateral that goes with it
  • Engage proactively on digital media, including publishing on the Vattenfall website
  • Engage with and support colleagues at home and abroad
  • Develop and deliver engaging and creative content in all channels, including within Vattenfall, and toward media
  • Drive improved performance of yourself and the rest of the team by engaging analytical tools

Your profile as Press Officer will include:
  • Experienced and effective public relations specialist or ex-journalist with a qualification at degree or post graduate level in communications and/ or journalism, or similar field
  • An ability to think and act in a way that delivers strategic impact, especially in building Vattenfall's brand
  • With a strong knowledge of, and interest in, the UK energy market, politics and the influencers who have an impact, especially those operating in the media
  • An avid consumer of media (print, broadcast and digital) with an eye for trends and curiosity about the world around you
  • You are equally comfortable working in a team or independently, taking the initiative comes naturally to you, enlisting support and working cooperatively your default
  • You will understand and actively implement good PR ethics and standards, and will probably be a member of professional industry bodies

The Department
The Media Relations & Editorial team is part of Staff Function Communications. In the UK, you will join a four-strong team whose main tasks include engaging with all media, managing and publishing in digital media and the Vattenfall website, creating content for all channels, advising and supporting the growth of UK business units, working with national and international colleagues, including in public and regulatory affairs and ensuring Vattenfall speaks in one voice.

Our offer
A challenging, international work environment with the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

We prefer the position to be located in London, but we will also consider Edinburgh.
UK and international travel will be required to fulfil roles and responsibilities of this position.

More information
For more information about the recruitment process please contact Marlies van Heymbeeck, Recruiter, +31 (0)6 15604138.

All applications should include your CV and a cover letter briefly setting out why you think are ideal for this role. Please apply via the application button on this page. Last day to apply is August, 9th.

We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity & inclusion helps building a more attractive, efficient, customer centric and profitable company. Therefore, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, religious belief, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

We look forward to your application.

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