Press Officer

Coventry, United Kingdom
£26,250 to £30,401 per annum with scope to progress to £35,222 per annum
10 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 23/06/2019
Faculty / School or Service Marketing and External Affairs
Salary £26,250 to £30,401 per annum with scope to progress to £35,222 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

People are taking notice of Coventry University. We've rapidly moved up the league tables and grown to become one of the UK's biggest and most dynamic higher education institutions, and - for 2019 - we're the Times and Sunday Times 'University of the Year for Student Experience'. Coventry is an institution that's going places.

And now we're looking for people to help us tell our story - which is where you come in.

We're after two bright and enthusiastic communications professionals to join our busy press team at this exciting time for the university. You'll be responsible for raising the profile of key academic areas within the university- by finding and crafting compelling stories about (among other things) our student and staff community, our cutting edge research, and our innovative teaching and learning activities.

An ability to think about and present content in fresh ways and with a digital-first approach is essential, as are good networking skills and a sharp news sense to ensure you're tracking down the most impactful stories. You don't need to have worked in higher education before, but a passion for talking to people and telling a story with energy, polish and attention to detail - not to mention a level-headedness for when our press office gets particularly busy - are qualities you'll need to excel.

As if the prospect of joining a friendly, professional and ambitious team isn't enough, the university also offers an impressive array of benefits - including contributory pension schemes, generous holiday allowance and access to a range of staff-only discounts and offers.

If you feel you have a part to play in our continued success at Coventry University, please complete an application form. We'd love to hear from you!

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