European Press Officer

Position

We’re looking for someone with an inquisitive mind, and dynamism in abundance! This is an exciting vacancy, opening at a crucial time for Aurora. If you live on social media, and are always hunting for the next hot energy topic to write about, we’d love to hear from you! You will be responsible for taking our current media success, developing the strategy, and raising Aurora’s profile to stratospheric levels.

The successful candidate will report to the Marketing and Media Manager, and will liaise with both our energy research and consulting teams, as well as external media contacts. Superlative reporting skills, an outgoing and energetic personality, and the drive to immerse yourself in the ever-changing marketplace, are vital for this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Proactively building relationships to interest key energy journalists in our insights, and supply them with Aurora commentary on topical and timely energy market news
  • Reactive response to journalist enquiries, arranging for our experts to be interviewed and comment
  • Write clear, concise and effective press releases, articles and other collateral that will be used by national and industry media
  • Invite key press contacts to our industry-leading events, negotiating media partnerships with our Events Manager, and organising press conferences
  • Monitor media coverage, preparing a regular media update to share with our team
  • Take ownership of regular commentary about hot energy topics on our social media

Required attributes

  • A degree in an essay-based subject, which might be a language, economics, politics, history, environmental science, or similar
  • A good understanding of energy economics/policy/technology and current energy market issues
  • Ability to probe and question to gain a depth of understanding of a topic, and come up with a range of workable and creative solutions
  • Ability to communicate complex data, and transform it into an engaging press release
  • Experience with social media and building followership from journalists

Desirable attributes

  • Multi-lingual (English, French, Spanish or German are highly desirable)
  • 2-3 years’ experience working on energy/climate-related topics in a journalistic or public affairs setting (highly desirable)
  • Existing network within press industry (ideally in UK plus further European countries)
  • Familiarity with journalistic processes in some European countries

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make a name for yourself as an energy and climate commentator
  • Direct engagement with journalists internationally
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • A competitive salary package

 
At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role

Applications

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • brief cover letter
  • salary expectations
  • earliest possible start date
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About Aurora

Founded in 2013 by University of Oxford professors and economists who saw the need for a deeper focus on quality analysis, we have grown to become the largest dedicated energy analytics provider in Europe.

We provide:

  • Subscription analytics
  • Advisory
  • Software

Our mission is to provide rigorous, sophisticated analysis and energy market modelling to address this increasing market complexity. We cover all key energy commodities, with particular focus on the power sector and low-carbon energy transformation. We are thriving, and rapidly growing in Europe and further afield.