Date Added: 10 April 2017
: 29 April 2017
Job Title: Communications Manager
Working For: Adam Smith Institute
Salary: £23k - £28k
The Adam Smith Institute is one of Westminster’s most prominent think tanks, making a positive, optimistic case for free market liberalism in print and broadcast media.
We are currently recruiting a Communications Manager to manage the Institute’s external communications with the media, promoting our publications and commentary to print and broadcast media, shaping the Institute’s overall communications and branding strategy, and potentially representing the Institute in the media.
We’re looking for someone who’s interested in politics and economics, is committed to the ASI’s free market liberal principles, and who has a career background in PR, media and communications. You must be able to write well, without proof-reading being necessary, and be good at working on your own initiative without supervision. Our team is small at just six people, so we need people who are self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work we do and about bringing it to the widest audience possible in the clearest way possible.
All applicants must have a minimum of two years' experience working in media relations.
The Communications Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Directing the Institute’s overall media and communications strategy.
- Drafting and promoting press releases and proactively arranging press and media coverage of the Institute’s publications and events.
- Placing op-ed pieces in national newspapers and selected online outlets.
- Managing inbound press and media enquiries.
- Representing the Institute in print and broadcast media.
- Building relationships with members of the press.
- Tracking all the Institute’s press and media hits.
- Producing the Institute’s podcasts and videos (training will be provided if necessary).
- Overseeing the Institute’s social media, including its Facebook and Twitter presence, and editing the Institute’s blog.
- Overseeing communications with the Institute’s subscribers and supporters, including its fortnightly e-bulletin, regular ‘dispatches’, quarterly report and annual review.
- Growing the Institute’s online presence and mailing lists.
Closing Date: 29 April 2017
Interviews will be held during the week of May 8th–12th, with applicants ideally being able to start as soon as possible (but we're flexible on that front).
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- An up-to-date CV.
- A covering letter of 300-500 words about your career, your interest in the ASI and yourself.
- A 300-500 word assessment of the ASI's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as they relate to media, branding and communications.