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Communications Assistant

Farnborough£20,000 per annum + benefits

The Association of Convenience Stores is looking for an ambitious candidate to join a growing Public Affairs and Communications team in the newly created role of Communications Assistant.

ACS is a trade association representing over 33,500 local shops across the UK. ACS provides industry leading advice, networking opportunities and lobbying to its’ members, underpinned by a strong presence in the trade and national media on key issues facing the convenience sector.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for managing the production of ACS internal communications, co-ordinating ACS media relations activity, managing ACS’ social media presence and assisting in the development of the ACS website and print communications.

The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record to at least undergraduate level, demonstrable experience of working in journalism or public affairs and experience with desktop publishing/web development tools. This role provides significant development opportunities for the right candidate looking to improve their skills and qualifications in the field of PR and Communications. 

Deadline for applications is February 7th 2014. Interviews will take place in the following weeks.