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Reference: 72178

Date Added: 5 August 2019
Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Job Title: Communications and Editorial Manager

Working For: Bright Blue

Location: London

Salary: According to experience

Job Details

Bright Blue is an independent think tank for liberal conservatism. We are looking for a Communications and Editorial Manager.

We are looking for an individual who is creative, expressive and entrepreneurial, but also who is intellectually rigorous and with excellent attention to detail. We want a candidate who passionately believes in and can clearly articulate Bright Blue’s principles and ideas.


  • Managing our press office
  • Generating and securing opportunities for the Bright Blue research team to be regularly represented in newspapers and magazines, or on TV and radio
  • Framing and promoting Bright Blue’s arguments and policies for our reports, articles and public appearances
  • Devising and executing a marketing and communications strategy for Bright Blue’s research and analysis
  • Representing Bright Blue in the media and at events, and becoming a recognised figure in the world of public policy
  • Writing regular opinion articles and blogs on key policy areas
  • Producing and managing all Bright Blue’s digital media activity
  • Managing communications with Bright Blue’s membership


  • Commissioning and editing content for our quarterly magazine and blog
  • Commissioning and editing our essay collections
  • Producing and presenting our podcasts and videos
  • Shaping, writing and editing our research reports
  • Advising and editing the research team on the content and style of all their written work
  • Generating ideas and opportunities for our research and analysis to be promoted externally

External affairs

  • Engaging with key stakeholders such as civil servants, special advisers, academics, journalists and politicians
  • Attending and chairing a variety of Bright Blue events, including roundtable discussions and keynote speeches with high-profile decision-makers and opinion formers
  • Attending and representing Bright Blue at roundtable discussions and public events
  • Building a network of influential opinion formers and decision makers to contribute to and promote our work
  • Supporting Bright Blue’s fundraising efforts


  • Managing staff members and associate fellows
  • Contributing to the intellectual capital of the organisation

For person specification and full details visit: https://brightblue.org.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The deadline for reciept of applications is 12pm on the closing date.

Application Details

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, at ryan@brightblue.org.uk

For more information, please visit Bright Blue's website: http://brightblue.org.uk/about/jobs/

Due to a high volume of applications, only candidates which are short-listed will be contacted.

Website: http://brightblue.org.uk/

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