News and Information Officer

University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
20 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
News and Information Officer

£32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Ref: 140501

Oxford University is news. Ranked number one in the world, everyone is fascinated with our teaching and research, our students and academics. We have great stories to tell about the inspiring and transforming effect of Oxford's work around the world. Accurate, engaging and up-to-date information about the University is in constant demand.

We are now looking for an experienced, highly-skilled all-round communications professional to fill the role of News and Information Officer within the University's Public Affairs Directorate. You will be a superb writer, with excellent research skills and a meticulous attention to detail. You will run the University's Information Office, with full responsibility for providing the public with accurate information about the institution. You will be responsible for planning and writing some of the University's most visible web pages, along with our key annual information publications and guides to the University. You will also take part in our media relations work, representing the University as a member of a busy press office.

The successful applicant must be a highly proficient and confident communicator with experience of information-gathering and analysis, public-facing inquiry management, the provision and management of online content, and media management. They must be superbly-organised, have a meticulous eye for detail, a high degree of facility with data, good writing skills and the flexibility to respond to the demands of a fast-paced, busy media environment. They will be expected to be an authoritative source of information about the University and will have the skills both to dig out accurate information and to present it in a variety of entertaining and accessible ways.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5 August 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 19 August 2019.

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