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Media Relations Officer

University of the Arts London
London College of Fashion
£29,358 - £35,839 pa
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Media Relations Officer to join our fast-paced press office. 

Reporting to the Media Relations Manager, you’ll be generating positive coverage and raising the profile of the UK’s leading specialist fashion college. The successful candidate will bring extensive experience of working with print, broadcast and digital media with excellent knowledge of pitching to a range of publications and organisations. The role requires frequent liaison with staff and students at all levels.

Why choose us? 

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change.  In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

Your profile

You will need to be highly organised and able to work on multiple concurrent campaigns. As well as being the first point of contact for all media enquiries you will need excellent administrative and copy writing skills. In conjunction with the Media Relations Manager you will write and distribute press releases, formulate and execute media campaigns and liaise with the communications team for website and social media channels. 

You will be responsible for maintaining and updating relevant contacts on the media database, monitoring and evaluating press coverage and assist in the preparation for and running of media events and catwalk shows. You will need an adaptive and creative work style and an understanding of higher education. Established media contacts, especially in the fashion sector will provide you with a distinct advantage as would an interest in the arts, culture, fashion and sustainability issues.

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Closing date: 20 September 2021 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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