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Reference: 73029

Date Added: 8 October 2019
Closing Date: 16 October 2019

Job Title: Head of Media

Working For: The Welsh Conservative Group

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £33,542-£40,972 (pro rata)

Job Details

To lead on the press and media operation of the Party Group in the National Assembly for Wales; devising key political messaging and maximising coverage for the Group, its policies and wider objectives; guiding strategic and tactical direction; ensuring successful day-to-day contact with editors, senior journalists and other key stakeholders.

Main Duties

  • Design and implement a comprehensive media strategy for the Assembly Group in the National Assembly for Wales; which aims to maximise exposure in all forms of media at a local, national and UK level.
  • Take a lead role in developing Group messaging across a wide-range of portfolio areas; including devising responses to political announcements in Wales, advising on key policy positions and acting as a spokesperson for the Group where necessary.
  • Lead on all aspects of the Assembly Group’s media operation; dealing with both proactive and reactive press on a day-to-day basis.

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • A formal qualification in Media or Communications is essential
  • An NCTJ diploma qualification or similar would be highly desirable

Essential Skills and Behaviours

  • First-class writing and communication skills, a keen eye for detail and an understanding of how to "sell" stories to the media
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part, and leader, of a team.
  • Proven evidence of the highest standard of communication skills; with the ability to effectively convey the work of the Group to a wide-ranging audience.

You are advised to read the full Job and Person Specification before applying for this post which can be found in the link below:

http://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/working/am-support-jobs/Pages/MBS-038-19.aspx

Closing Date: 16 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: 23rd October 2019

Application Details

To apply, please submit an application form (CVs optional) to Paul.Smith@Assembly.Wales.  Application form and a full job description can be found in the link below:

http://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/working/am-support-jobs/Pages/MBS-038-19.aspx

Website: https://www.welshconservatives.com/

Additional Notes