Communications Officer

Closing date

30 October 2017

School/Area

Administration

Programme/​Department

Communications & Marketing

Required hours

Full Time

Grade

Grade 6

Site

Kensington

Salary

£30,682 - £35,132

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status dedicated to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities.  Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability has been recognised for three successive years by the highly regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College rated the world's number one art and design University in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,100 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.
 
 
The College recognises the importance of the Communications & Marketing team’s contribution to the successful delivery of the vision for the College and as such is seeking to recruit a Communications Officer.
 
 
In this key role you will generate national and international media coverage of the College, using traditional and social media, to encourage large numbers of high calibre applications, support development, research and knowledge exchange activities, and develop a wide body of supporters and advocates for the College.
 
 
It is essential that the successful candidate has substantial experience of working in a busy Press Office in a high profile design, technology or arts institution and the ability to grow a pool of contacts, as well as strong media relations skills, with a network of contacts across all media. A creative approach to generating stories and coverage, and a methodical and tenacious approach to media placement is also essential as is excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to write good, intelligent copy aimed at a wide variety of audiences for multiple platforms, with accurate proofreading is key. Degree level education or equivalent is required. 
 
 

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  


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