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Reference: 72420

Date Added: 20 August 2019
Closing Date: 20 September 2019

Job Title: Press Officer

Working For: Embassy of Israel

Location: London

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Job Details

We are looking for a brilliant press officer who can write high-level content for publication, produce thorough research, and find creative ways to deliver messages under tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

Main Responsibilities

  • Writing high quality op-eds suitable for printing in national broadsheet newspapers
  • Producing compelling original content, including written and visual, for social media platforms
  • Monitoring and analysis of media coverage
  • Drafting emails, letters, articles, blog posts, and briefing notes
  • Acting as a point of contact for journalists and other relevant stakeholders
  • Prepping high officials for interviews
  • Writing materials for a range of online and offline channels and platforms, including official statements and press releases

Key requirements:

  • Well-versed in international politics in general, and Middle East in particular
  • An academic degree in related fields
  • 1-3 years of experience in relevant industries and positions
  • If not a UK citizen, must have a work permit/UK visa (valid for at least 2 years)

The suitable candidate should ideally have:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deep familiarity with the British media landscape
  • Proactivity and a “can-do” attitude
  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • In-depth research and analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and keen attention to detail

Closing Date: 20 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews and start date to commence as soon as possible.

Please note that we may look to appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

Application Details

To apply, please direct your CV and other relevant documents to HR@london.mfa.gov.il

Website: https://embassies.gov.il/london/Pages/default.aspx

Additional Notes