Media Relations Executive

Full time
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GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
Transport, shipping & logistics
5,001-10,000 employees
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Media Relations Executive, Govia Thameslink Railway

Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Britain's largest rail franchise, is looking for a fast-working, brilliant communicator to join its media and PR team.

Your job will be promoting the work of GTR and its brands (Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern) through print, broadcast and online media, as well protecting our reputation.

You will help answer journalists' queries from local, regional, national, and trade media and will be required to build relationships with these journalists.

This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who can:

  • Craft engaging press releases and generate fresh news stories for national and local media.
  • Help showcase the work we do to provide the best service for our customers and the positive impact we have on our local communities, the economy, and the environment.
  • Confidently work out of hours as part of an on-call duty rota, responding to media queries about incidents affecting our network.
  • Be a self-starter, with a strong understanding of the media landscape.

For further information about this role, please see the attached job description.

You will be educated to degree standard or equivalent, ideally in media and communications, or be working towards or even hold an NCTJ National Qualification in Journalism.

This role offers a blended approach of home and office working.