Communications Officer

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£30,046 - £33,797
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

Children of the 90s (also known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children /ALSPAC) is a world-famous study of health and development that has been charting the lives of 14,500 families in the Bristol area since 1991. The Communications Officer will join the study's Communications & Engagement Team to improve the reputation of the study, communicate with our study participants and keep participation rates as high as possible.

What will you be doing?

You be responsible for creating engaging content to promote the study's extensive research output and activities, including researching and writing press releases, creating videos, web copy, newsletters and social media posts. Working as part of a small team, you will be an outstanding communicator, with excellent media contacts and copywriting skills and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content.

You should apply if
  • Proven experience of delivering successful media campaigns across a range of channels including experience of pitching stories to media outlets
  • Significant experience of publicising/writing about topics of national-level media interest, including writing press releases
  • Excellent planning, prioritization and organisational skills
  • Significant experience of managing the creation of dynamic and interactive web and mobile web content, including an ability to write for the web using clear, accurate and concise language
  • Excellent knowledge of modern HTML and CSS including awareness of accessibility for different categories of user and different platforms
  • An ability to work without supervision and to make high-level contacts on own initiative
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft software packages, Photoshop, PowerPoint, media contacts databases with good image, audio and video editing skills
  • Some knowledge of science/scientific language would also be useful to this role

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.