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Communications Officer

Royal College of Art - Communications & Marketing

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £41,847 to £45,374 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 014-24
 

As we continue to shape the future of postgraduate art and design education, we are seeking a talented individual to join our team.

Applications are invited for a Communications Officer in Communications & Marketing. This is a full time and fixed term role to cover a period of maternity leave, commencing June 2024 for up to 1 year. (Please note this role could end sooner if the substantive post holder returns earlier than expected). This role is based in Kensington with Hybrid working option. We will consider flexible working requests of 80%fte - 28 hours per week (4 days).

About the Role:

As a Communications Officer at the RCA, you'll play a vital role in crafting and delivering clear, compelling campaigns that position the RCA as the world-leading research-intensive postgraduate art and design university. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver an ongoing programme of high-profile media engagement for the College and its senior leadership
  • Support major PR campaigns and manage smaller PR campaigns for allocated College projects and activities
  • Plan and manage PR activities and integrated campaigns that engage people with the latest thinking and research across a range of topics from contemporary art, architecture and design, through to research in robotics and AI
  • Support the collation of daily media clippings, and share any relevant breaking news
  • Use analytics and other key indicators to inform strategy and tactics
  • Work with the wider Communications & Marketing team to develop and draft stories and messaging for digital media / traditional communications, primarily driven by the news agenda
  • Develop effective relationships with key stakeholders within the College, including staff and students, to identify story ideas and support with media interviews
  • Nurture relationships with new and existing journalists and editors from a broad range of media outlets
  • Work closely with the wider Communications & Marketing team to ensure that department activities are in keeping with the broader communications objectives of the College
  • Write compelling copy, in a variety of different styles, in order to engage different audiences with the work of the College
  • Organise a wide variety of events, from media launches and briefings to photo calls and live-streamed events
  • Manage media requests and other communications-related enquiries
  • Coordinate on-site filming and photo shoots, including liaising between technical departments and other key support staff as well as with external parties
  • Contribute to regular Communications & Marketing reporting requirements and other evaluation channels.

 About You:

We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker with a passion for art, design, and education. You should possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment. If you have a keen interest in shaping the narrative of a world-class institution and connecting with diverse audiences, we want to hear from you!

Be part of a historic institution that continues to lead in the world of art and design education.

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