Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Senior Media Officer (Ref 121)
Salary circa £35,000
Full time, Fixed-Term appointment for 3 years initially
LSTM is experiencing an exciting period of change and growth across the organisation and we have a unique opportunity for a top class, intelligent and highly self-motivated Media Officer to support the Director of Communications in providing a proactive and reactive service for the management of press and media relations.
As the Senior Media Officer you will lead on developing and implementing compelling media campaigns and you will use your experience to actively promote and enhance LSTM’s reputation with all media audiences. Working with journalists and staff within LSTM you will deliver high impact news and current affairs content in broadcast, print and online. You will be responsible for identifying key media contacts and building strong lasting relationships for developing further opportunities to communicate the work that we do as well as contributing to the development of a strategic and forward thinking media relations programme.
It is essential that you have significant experience of working in media relations, be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills coupled with a demonstrable track record of success in obtaining influential media coverage and the ability to develop media contacts relevant to the organisation. You will be able to show a high level understanding of the media landscape in relation to promoting scientific content and have the ability to present complex scientific issues in a clear, concise and understandable format. With a great contact network, you will need to be able to think strategically, manage conflicting priorities and crisis management issues, and thrive under pressure.
This is a diverse role suited to someone looking for a challenging opportunity with plenty of scope to succeed and deliver effective results. If you’re looking for greater responsibility in shaping and delivering media relations strategies and campaigns that make a difference, then this role is for you!
Further details of the post can be found by visiting our website at: http://www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/working-with-us/human-resources/current-vacancies
If you are interested in applying, please return your up to date CV and covering letter (quoting reference 121) stating your interest and suitability for the role, together with completed copies of our Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, via email to Lstmjobs@liverpool.ac.uk, or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA
This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2013 (12 noon UK time)
LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy