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Press and Media Officer

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David - Public Relations and Communications

Location: Swansea
Salary: £27,116 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 2nd December 2021
Job Ref: 50317

Swansea, Wales 
 
About Us 
 
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is an employment-focused university, dedicated to ensuring students from diverse backgrounds develop the academic knowledge and practical skills to thrive. 
 
We offer innovative teaching, state-of-the-art equipment and superb support across a wide range of learning locations and courses. 
 
We are now looking for a Press and Media Officer to join our Corporate Communications and PR department on a full-time permanent basis. 
 
The Role 

As a Press and Media Officer, you will assist in delivering a strong public profile for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) across multi-media outlets and assist in developing the University’s presence within digital, print and broadcast media.  

Furthermore, you will write compelling copy for different audiences and publications, including press releases, commentaries, case studies of students and staff, announcements, advertisements, websites, blogs, social media posts, and assist in creating videos and podcasts. 

You will ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of information published about the University and its services in print and online, ensuring that the University’s key messages are communicated appropriately and effectively to its stakeholders. 

Additionally, you will liaise with academic and expert staff to ensure that opportunities are sought to showcase their expertise in newspapers, journals, magazines, television and radio as well as through online media channels. 

About You 
 
To be considered as a Press and Media Officer, you will need: 

  • A degree or equivalent professional qualification in Journalism, Communication, PR or related discipline 
  • Experience of working within a press, public relations role or related role 
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with multi-media platforms, including social media/websites 
  • Excellent IT skills 
  • Availability to work on weekends and evenings, as well as travelling between campuses and other locations when required  

Previous experience of working within a University or other higher education setting would also be beneficial to your application. 

The ability to speak and write in Welsh would be desirable for this role. 

Benefits

  • Annual leave entitlement is 28 days’ annual leave per year, plus 8 bank holidays and 4 University closure days 

Our employees get access to a great pay and benefits package in recognition of their valued contribution including:

  • Good pay and conditions; as an accredited living wage employer, we offer competitive pay 
  • Pension scheme membership from USS to provide benefits for you and your family 
  • Family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working, including additional paid maternity and paternity leave 
  • Career and development opportunities, including support to gain further qualifications 
  • Support for mental health and wellbeing, including occupational health and counselling support services 
  • Staff discounts on a range of products and services 
  • Travel schemes, including the cycle to work scheme 


Other organisations may call this role Press Officer, Media & Communications Officer, Communications Officer, Digital Communications Officer, Content Officer, Publications Officer, Media Relations Officer, or PR & Media Officer.  

So, if you’re looking to make your mark on UWTSD as our Press and Media Officer, please apply via the button shown. 

Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV. Therefore, your application will be assessed based on your answers to the application questions only and, in particular, your Supporting Statement. 

Closing date: 2nd December 2021, 11:59pm 

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