Senior Press Officer

Recruiter
Royal Society
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Royal Society’s mission is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. To deliver this, the Society must engage effectively with the media.

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated Senior Press Officer to join our media relations team.

Whether it is about the impact of Brexit on science or how new technologies are changing our lives, this role will present the views of the Society on the high profile scientific issues of the day.

  • You must be a strong communicator with a track record of delivering campaigns in a busy and proactive press office. You will have a passion for news and getting our stories out there.
  • You will be versatile enough to promote our public programme of events, generating great coverage through creative ideas, as well as applying your expertise to developing impactful key messages that will support our policy and parliamentary work.
  • You will be able to communicate confidently with journalists, colleagues and partner organisations, providing strategic media advice.
  • You will need to be able to manage high volumes of work, often under pressure, and you will need to be organised. Flexibility, tenacity and enthusiasm are a must in this role.

Reports to: Head of Media Relations
Line manages: NA
Location: Carlton House Terrace
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £42,228 per annum
Pay Band: E

In return, we offer flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (plus three nominated days)
  • Generous pension provision
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised medical and dental insurance
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 June 2019

Interview dates: Week commencing 10 June 2019

To apply, please complete the application form using our online recruitment system.

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