Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £37,411 - £44,015 per annum (Grade 5)
Date posted: 08-Nov-2018
Closing date: 21-Nov-2018
We are seeking an experienced Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Directorate and communicate our International research and teaching successes.
Based in the PR team at our Mile End campus, this post works with the Head of PR to manage Queen Mary’s brand and reputation, communicating our strengths and innovation in research, teaching and public engagement to a global audience.
A media relations specialist with strategic communications experience, you will have strong newsgathering skills, excellent contacts, and a substantial record of securing print and broadcast coverage across a range of global news outlets. Foreign language skills and an understanding of higher education and research would also be an advantage.
The ability to write compelling copy for different audiences is a must, as is experience of creating digital content and using social media to build engagement.
You will have strong inter-personal and presentation skills, and will be confident dealing with senior management and academics at all levels. You will be the communications lead for our overseas partners and offices, coordinating communications activity in these areas, highlighting our key international collaborations and partnerships.
Working alongside the PR Officer (UK) you will also be responsible for a wide range of day-to-day PR activity, including monitoring our news coverage, writing news releases, updating our media centre and managing our corporate social media channels.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, confident individual, and able to work under their own initiative.
The post is full time, permanent appointment. Starting salary will be £37,411 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
The closing date for applications is 21st November 2018. Interviews will be held shortly after.