PR and Media Officer

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Public Sector Jobs, Environmental Sustainability Jobs
Job Category:
Communications & Public Relations, Media, Digital & Creative
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£26,000 to £35,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Role Title: PR and Media Officer

Location: Flexible - Harwell, London, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Hybrid working

Salary: �27,000 - �35,000

Role ID: 2022-1496

Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.

Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.

We are seeking a dedicated press and media officer to support in a range of communications activities on behalf of both Ricardo and our customers. In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your experience and capabilities to help raise awareness of solutions to some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. You will use your creative copywriting capabilities to develop compelling content that helps to achieve the communication objectives of our customers and supports Ricardo in developing its brand as a leading environmental consultancy.

To be successful you will be a confident and creative copywriter with a passion for stories that can have a demonstrable impact.

Key Responsibilities:

* Copywriting for press releases, blogs, marketing papers, case studies, newsletters and other copy-focused materials.
* Develop and implement the Energy and Environment PR plan and ensure alignment with the wider Ricardo Group PR plan.
* Engage with journalists and other media contacts to support distribution of Ricardo and customer content.
* Engage with customers to develop content briefs and deliver a range of copywriting-based activities on behalf of our customers (as part of projects).
* Reporting on the effectiveness of content-marketing activities.
* Proofreading and technical editing of documents, such as reports and marketing collateral.

Key competencies and experience:

* Customer focused – you enjoy directly engaging and understanding customer objectives and communication challenges. Your writing approach is one focused on customer benefits.
* Comfortable at synthesising information - You can distil (often complex) technical content into engaging narratives that help to raise awareness of our organisation’s capability and that contribute to building the Ricardo brand.
* A people person – you enjoy working with a diverse range of people and enjoying helping them to solve communication challenges.
* Tenacious and proactive – you’re comfortable pursuing the opportunity for a good story, and enjoy using your excellent people skills to engage a range of people across the business – helping to make developing press releases a comfortable and straightforward process for them.

Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.

Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure a culture of inclusivity, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.


Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.

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