|Placed On:||8th April 2021|
|Closes:||21st April 2021|
The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.
It is the custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.
We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.
About the role
The Media and PR team is responsible for protecting and promoting the reputation of the Natural History Museum as one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions and a global, scientific, and cultural leader through the media and key opinion formers
You will provide administrative support for the Media and PR team and take an active role in publicising the Museum’s work. You will also have the opportunity to support the Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
In this role you will find your days filled with responses to our range of press queries, drafting press materials, supervising filming, delivering media briefings, and supporting the wider team with a range of initiatives.
You will have essential experience of working in a busy Press/PR office, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, along with strong administrative skills.
You work well under pressure, and can prioritise effectively when responding to deadlines, and maintaining multiple simultaneous projects.
In addition, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write attention-grabbing press releases, concise briefing notes, compelling speeches and comment pieces or blogs.
Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 20 April 2021
Interviews expected 4 – 5 May
How to apply
If this sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum’s careers portal, and provide:
To apply, please visit https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/ and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.
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