25 July 2018 23:55
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Press Officer in our fast paced press office. Reporting to the Media Relations Manager you’ll be generating positive coverage and raising the profile of the UK’s leading fashion education institution. The successful candidate will bring extensive experience of working with print, broadcast and digital media with excellent knowledge of pitching to a range of publications and organisations. The role requires frequent liaison with staff and students at all levels.
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. Join us as we embark on an exciting journey over the next four years and beyond. By 2022 London College of Fashion will move to the Stratford Waterfront, as part of a new cultural hub in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
You will need to be highly organised and able to work on multiple concurrent campaigns. As well as being the first point of contact for all media enquiries you will need excellent administrative and copy writing skills. In conjunction with the Media Relations Manager you will write and distribute press releases, formulate and execute media campaigns and liaise with the communications team for website and social media channels. You will be responsible for maintaining and updating relevant contacts on the media database, monitoring and evaluating press coverage and assist in the preparation for and running of media events and catwalk shows. You will need an adaptive and creative work style and an understanding of higher education. Established media contacts, especially in the fashion sector would provide you with a distinct advantage as would an interest in the arts, culture and environmental and sustainability issues.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.