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Media & Communications Officer - RIBA, London

Job Description

Applications closed: 
April 29, 2024
Posted on: 
April 15, 2024

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending upon experience

Location: London/Hybrid working, with two days in the London office

Hours: 35 hours per week, full time, permanent contract

Why Join us?

Our Benefits:

The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here

Our Media & Communications team is responsible for delivering impactful external communication campaigns, building a network of advocates and developing relationships with the media to help raise the profile of RIBA, architects and architecture.

About the Role

From announcing the UK’s best new building, to campaigning for political and/or regulatory change, being part of our in-house communications team is incredibly varied and exciting.

Closing date: Monday 29 April 23:59
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 13 May


As one of our Media & Communications Officers, you will act as an account manager for specific areas of our business – taking the lead on developing campaigns, drafting punchy media responses, building relationships with media contacts and coordinating impactful corporate communications.

You will be ensuring our news lands in the media and engages our target audiences. This is a key role at the heart of a collaborative team that delivers great results.

Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch.  We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK.  We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  

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Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience placing stories in regional and national media outlets, spotting opportunities in the news agenda, handling reactive queries and managing reputational risk, at account management level.
  • Experience delivering effective, multi-channel external communication campaigns that help to grow and diversify audiences.
  • Ability to write accurate and engaging content for digital channels using SEO (search engine optimisation) principles which is accessible, persuasive and drives website traffic.
  • Stakeholder management skills – as a creative and credible individual, you’ll work closely with senior colleagues, as well as external partners and sponsors.
  • You’ll need to be innovative, curious, calm under pressure and able to deliver to demanding deadlines.  
  • A keen interest in architecture, the built environment or the creative industries.

If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.

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