Royal Shakespeare Company

Media Relations Officer — Royal Shakespeare Company

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 per annum depending upon experience
Contract: Permanent, Full-time
Work Location: Stratford-upon-Avon or London, England

Do you have an excellent understanding of the Arts media landscape?
Do you have a proven track record of delivering highly effective media campaigns in a creative and/or theatre environment?
Can you pitch stories to a wide range of media? Are you experienced in developing briefs and working with photographers, videographers, and other types of media?
Are you looking for a role that gives you creative freedom across a wide-reaching organisation?

We are looking for an experienced Media Relations Officer to create imaginative, creative, and ambitious media and communications campaigns that support the activity of the RSC and tell the broad story of the Company, and positively develop its reputation. It is an amazing time to join the RSC, with an ambitious and wide-ranging new programme of work and an inspiring new senior leadership team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an innovative, confident self-starter looking for the next step in their media relations career.

Based within a small, hardworking, supportive team and in a fast-paced environment, this role allows you to build relationships across the organisation and with a wide range of external media. You would be working on multiple projects and a mix of campaigns, leading on some and supporting on others.

Reporting to the Head of Media Relations, some of the main activities and responsibilities include (see the job description and person specification for the comprehensive list):

  • Developing and delivering imaginative, creative and ambitious media campaigns to promote a range of RSC activity including show promotion
  • Researching and writing dynamic press releases that promote the work of the RSC
  • Commissioning and creating brilliant supporting media assets
  • Ensuring relevant stories are placed across all RSC channels
  • Setting up and managing media events
  • Preparing briefing materials and supporting colleagues who are taking part in media interviews

For more information about the role and how to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2024