Press officer – Commonwealth Games, Queen’s Baton Relay and Culture Programme

CLOSING DATE: May 17, 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

Within the Communications Department, there is currently an opportunity to join our Media Team as Press Officer, specifically looking after our Queen’s Baton Relay & Culture Programme. 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 timeously to media enquiries. This will also including participating in the Media Team’s out of hours 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 arts, culture and/or creative industries, having worked within an arts, events or tourism marketing or press team or have a background in arts or cultural journalism. They will be assertive and confident with an excellent network of contacts and excellent understanding of the creative landscape of Scotland as well as an ability to deliver community and cultural campaigns. They will also have to display excellent relationship building skills, establishing effective communications with Games Partners, and key stakeholders.

Glasgow 2014 is a very fast paced and often high-pressured environment and applicants should be confident that they perform effectively under these circumstances while still maintaining accuracy and an eye for detail. It is important that the Press Officer has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the current Scottish political and economic environment.

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 making history.

Closing date for applications is 17 May 2013.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

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.