Press Officer

Press Officer

Date Posted
4th July 2018
PR / Press officer
Oxford / UK
Competitive Salary

Main Responsibilities (outlined and not limited too):

Reporting to the Head of Communications for the Performance Programme:

  • Act as contact for Performance Programme press enquiries and manage media requests, building strong relationships with communications and publicity counterparts
  • Prepare written materials for promotional purposes, including press releases, articles and marketing collateral
  • Research potential motorsport events and seminars for the Head of Performance Programme to attend to ensure the business is best placed to shape its advocacy for electric vehicle use Manage the Performance Programme social media content plan, providing relevant news and assets to the company’s global agency for all NIO Global social platforms Draft and execute the NIO Formula E Team PR activity schedule for all Formula E events – races and test days
  • Devise and execute all filming days and Performance Programme events media requirements (in conjunction with the Head of Communications)
  • Assist the Partnership Development team on media content for sponsorship leverage projects Maintain Performance Programme media database
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate PR results to management as required utilising a press monitoring system
  • Respond in a timely manner to NIO Formula E Team fan-mail    


Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Degree educated preferably in Marketing, PR, Communications or related subject
  • A PR professional with experience gained in a similar global, high-tech company together with exposure to motorsport a must  
  • Proven experience of proactive and effective media relations through successful relationships with journalists, researching stories and identifying media angles; with ability to develop contacts in new sectors
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and effective manner, you’ll equally be at ease creating innovative content Social Media savvy with strong digital media communication skills; evidence of leading and increasing engagement with social media channels
  • Event planning and execution, meeting and exceeding stakeholder requirements on budget Strong IT skills including PowerPoint and digital technologies
  • Flexibility to travel extensively as the role requires
  • Holds an interest in electric vehicle industry and sustainable/environmental technology
  • Demonstrates alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action

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