Communications Officer (Arts)

University of Essex - Communications and External Relations

Communications and External Relations (CER)

Communications and External Relations bring together the main areas involved in leading the University's strategic positioning and profile. Engaging with students, staff and stakeholders, we promote the University's excellence in research and education, and ensure its profile is communicated in a consistent way. We take an innovative and creative approach to our work and are at the forefront of new and best practice in communications, marketing, and stakeholder and customer service.

The University of Essex is looking to appoint a Communications Officer (Arts) who can produce excellent and engaging communications across a wide-range of print and digital media. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled communications expert to help us transform the way we interact with our students and staff. 

Duties of the Role

The focus of this role will be on internal communication, primarily with our student audiences improving student communications channels, engaging directly with and getting feedback from students and delivering the publicity and marketing function for our award winning Art Exchange and Lakeside Theatre programme.

In addition, you will be required to develop and deliver integrated communications in-line with the University’s brand, vision and values; write, produce and proof-read communication for web, print, video, digital signage and other media and work with the communications teams to collect and evaluate analytics to measure the effectiveness of communications activity.

The role will be instrumental in helping us deliver communications that support the University’s key agendas such as student retention, student attainment and the Essex Experience

This is a full-time, one year contract based at our Colchester campus.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and will hold a degree or equivalent level qualification. You will be required to have a strong track record in communications and have significant experience of writing for a variety of audiences in a variety of styles. It is essential that the post holder has experience of using new media applications, including mobile technology and social networking sites.

The ability to build relationships with key members of the University community is essential to this role, along with the ability to produce high quality work within deadlines and having excellent accuracy and attention to detail skills.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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