Press officer – Glasgow 2014

CLOSING DATE: May 14, 2013

IN 2014, Glasgow will be staging one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The Commonwealth Games attracts thousands of athletes and officials from 71 countries from across the globe, hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected and the global television and online audience will number in millions.

The attention of the world`s media will also be focused on Glasgow in the run up to, and during, the Games. It’s an exciting time for the city and the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee is determined to stage an athlete-centred and sport-focused Games that will generate a positive lasting legacy for all involved for years to come.

Within the Communications Department of the OC, there is currently an opportunity to join our Media Team as Press Officer, delivering an effective media service for Glasgow 2014 and executing the News Management Strategy.

The Press Officer will quickly develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of Glasgow 2014 generally as well as specialist knowledge of key OC areas, giving them the ability to respond accurately and timely to media enquiries. This will also including participating in the Media Team’s out of hours cover rota. They will also develop and deliver engaging content for the media, establishing relationships with relevant reporters and correspondents and utilising those relationships to target stories effectively.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in sport with a good network of contacts and an ability to deliver community and sport focused campaigns. They will also have to display excellent relationship building skills by liaising with other functional areas within the OC, as well as establishing effective communications with Games Partners, suppliers and other stakeholders. This will include liaising with PR agencies, photographers and venues for external events.

This role is fantastic opportunity for an individual with experience of a news media environment and demonstrable skills at producing engaging and compelling content for a range of platforms. Glasgow 2014 is a very fast paced and often high-pressured environment and applicants should be confident that they perform effectively under these circumstance while still maintaining accuracy and an eye for detail. It is essential that the Press Officer has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the current Scottish political and economic environment as well as a pre-existing relationship with the Scottish Media.

Working towards an event like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games isn’t an ordinary job. It takes hard work, long hours and a drive to overcome the challenges of successfully staging a world-class event in the public eye. As a member of the Media Team, you’ll literally be part of a team that’s making history, who’s work will be a visible reminder for years to come of the success of Glasgow 2014. Be part of the team that will make History.

Eligibility to work in the UK:

Please note that Government legislation requires that all employees have the right to work in the UK. All non-EU nationals MUST have the appropriate UK immigration permission before they can take up employment. Under the terms of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, Glasgow 2014 is legally obliged to ask you to provide proof of eligibility such as your passport, visa, birth certificate or any other document (or combination of documents) indicated by the Act prior to taking up any position.

Please note that this vacancy closes on the 14th of May 2013.

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