Regional Political Press Officer (North)

North of England
A salary in the range of £20,000-25,000 will be offered
05 Apr 2013
05 May 2013
Press Officer
Full Time
Contract Type

Principal roles and accountabilities:

  • Providing political communications support across the region on behalf of the Conservative Party
  • Developing strong working relationships with journalists across the region
  • Developing and selling in stories to regional journalists
  • Providing media relations support to Members of Parliament and Prospective Parliamentary candidates
  • Assisting on Ministerial tours and visits

Capabilities and skills required:

  • Experience in a similar press role and/or a background in journalism
  • A degree at 2:1 or equivalent journalism qualification
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent political judgement
  • Ability to work independently, often out of normal working hours
  • Experience in wider political roles desirable, but not essential
  • A commitment to the Conservative Party

You will also need to be flexible, as the working hours may at times be long and uncertain.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.