Communications officer – National Museums Scotland

CLOSING DATE: June 20, 2014

Communications officer

£26,396 – £29,564 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme

As part of a team responsible for building the profile of National Museums Scotland through the media and digital channels, you will drive visits to our four national museums and our website through the delivery of specific media relations and communication campaigns. You will do this through creating compelling media materials, events and photo opportunities, filming facilitation and managing external agencies working on our behalf. Targeting a range of media and developing partnerships which extend reach will form part of your remit as will responding to media enquiries.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will have knowledge of applied and strategic media relations and best practice in the world of media relations and communications. It is vital that you have at least two years relevant practical experience in the field which includes creating compelling media materials and statements, managing sensitive media and communications issues, social media and acting as an organisational spokesperson, preferably gained within a cultural setting.

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For further information and an application pack, please visit, email or telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone), stating reference NMS14/521. Closing date for completed applications is Friday 20th June 2014.

Please note that CVs are not considered as, or as part of, applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.