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Newsdesk Officer

Job Title: Newsdesk Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Industry:
IT
Salary: 27905-31371
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3828
Job Published: September 24, 2019 13:25

Job Description

Newsdesk Officer
Are you passionate about news and determined to inspire the media to share our stories? This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to take the next step in your career, work as part of a highly skilled team and put into practice your tenacity and creativity to pitch news stories, handle media enquiries and ensure the right message is getting to the right audience. You will work on a busy newsdesk in a fast moving political environment, which is both inspiring and rewarding. In return you will be supported, mentored and empowered as the team strives for excellence.

Directorate
Resources
Job Type
Communications, PR & Media
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Location
City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TR
Pay Grade
BG10
Salary
£27,905 - £31,371
DBS
Not Applicable
Closing Date
06/10/2019
Ref No
3828
Documents
Person Specification
(PDF, 218.99kb)
Job Description
(PDF, 176.42kb)
The way we communicate at Bristol City Council is changing. We need to be bold, challenging and innovative. We need to develop existing audiences and reach new audiences, from those in our city whose voices are not often heard, to those on a global scale. Our communications are vital to Bristol’s success.

To match this ambition, we need the right people. Bristol City Council's vision is to create a truly inclusive and connected city in which no-one is left behind. This role will directly support that vision.

Now is a really exciting time to join our team. We have great people and great tools. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to take the next step in your career and work with media, political leaders and external partners to enhance the reputation of the council and the city. The relationships you build with journalists, the communications you deliver and the advice you give will influence, inform and inspire people across the city and beyond. In return you will be supported, mentored and empowered as the team strives for excellence.

Join us and you’ll receive a rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

Please find attached the Job Description and Person Specification, along with the job advert this should give you a clear overview of the role. If you have any queries and would like to discuss the role in further detail please contact John Smith (Newsdesk Supervisor) on john.smith@bristol.gov.uk

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place week commencing 14th October 2019.