Application for Communications Executive

Full Time (flexible hours for the right candidate)

Competitive Salary (dependent on experience)

International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne

We are looking for a dynamic communications professional who is brimming with creative ideas; someone who is a brilliant communicator and an energetic self-starter. You will be part of a small marketing and comms team that has the challenge of promoting all aspects of Life – including the amazing science centre and its varied programmes, plus the commercial activities that support its charitable mission.

You will regularly come up with imaginative ideas that will get Life talked about and you will have the ability and tenacity to put them into action. You will develop and implement communication plans, write engaging copy for a variety of audiences and possess top-notch editing and proofreading skills. You will understand how the media works and how to write a press release or a pitch that grabs attention. 

You will have knowledge of using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn – and preferably have experience of using such tools as part of a PR or marketing strategy. Ideally, you will be familiar with using website content management systems, platforms to create e-newsletters and PR software to distribute and evaluate media releases. An ability in photography will be an advantage.

The ideal candidate will have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in communications or journalism and will have experience of working in a similar communications role or in the media. Experience of working in PR and communications for a visitor attraction is an advantage.

The role is available on a full-time basis (37 hours a week), but flexibility to alter or reduce ours may be available for the right candidate. Please note, in order to truly understand our products and audiences, some evening and weekend work outside of core office hours will be required.

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To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form. Please indicate your current salary in your application.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 22 July 2019. Interviews will be held on 30-31 July 2019, with second interviews being held on 2 August 2019. 

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the quality Standard Gold Award. Life has achieved bronze accreditation under the North East Better Health at Work Scheme.