Liberal Democrats

Media Officer

Full Job Description

Job Title:                          Media Officer

Reports to:                       Head of Media

Salary:                             £20,000-32,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Contract:                         Fixed Term – 3 Months

Location:                          LDHQ, Westminster, London

Closing Date:                   No fixed closing date - interviews will take place on an ongoing basis

Purpose of the job

The Liberal Democrats are looking for someone who can help build and maintain the profile and credibility of the Party, by helping produce positive coverage in national print, broadcast and online media.

The role will involve working with the rest of the small, but effective, media team to generate proactive news story ideas, respond to emerging events and create content for use by the Press Office.

The role will require close collaboration and working with other members of the team, the wider Liberal Democrat staff and membership and the media. The successful applicant may also form part of the 24/7 duty rota that operates.

It is recommended that you read the full job description before applying for this role.

For questions and further details, and to submit an application, please contact: attaching:

Please apply by email attaching:

  • CV (including contact telephone numbers and email address);
  • Covering letter (two A4 pages maximum) setting out why you want to do this job and how your experience and skills are relevant to it; and
  • A completed diversity monitoring form (available with this pack).

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

We will notify all applicants when the process is complete.

Please note:  We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

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