Media Relations Assistant

Vacancy ID: 8301
Main Location: LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £25,645 - £29,851 per annum
Closing date: July 11, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

The Internal and External Relations department tells the story of the LCF brand, to engage both internal and external audiences.  We are specialists in content creation and communication, engagement and community building, managing events and experiences, media relations and public affairs.  

We are positive, enthusiastic and professional, always putting the student experience first, and showcasing their voice to display the best LCF has to offer. We use this peer influence approach to attract the best quality staff and students to join us. 

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Media Relations Assistant to join our fast-paced press office who will work with a team of specialists to uncover and tell the best stories for LCF, assisting in the planning of coherent, impactful press and media campaigns and engaging staff across the organisation to strengthen our messages.

Reporting to the Media Relations Officer, you will be responsible for providing full administrative support to the Media Relations team. Projects that the post holder will be involved with include assisting with the co-ordination and distribution of press material, financial administration and ongoing administrative tasks including the upkeep of media and contact databases, guestlists and press clippings. There will be some occasional work helping at events and launches, which may require sometimes working outside of normal office hours.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change.  In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing 

six sites into a new purpose-built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

If you have any queries about this role, you may contact the LCF Staffing Team at   phone: 07730 900321.

Your Profile

You will need to be highly organised and able to work on multiple concurrent tasks as both a team player and when working independently.  You’ll possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail as you will assist with press releases and other media assets. Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise will be necessary as will be the ability to take on ad hoc tasks with a professional approach, remaining calm and assured under pressure. The ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality is essential and an awareness of IT skills such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred. You will need an adaptive and creative work style that enjoys working collaboratively across different projects and is excited about getting ‘stuck in’ where and when needed.

An interest in arts, culture, fashion, media and/or sustainability issues will provide you with a distinct advantage but is not essential.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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