Corporate Press Officer

Job Reference : ATR.3077.
Location : Ocean Point
Job Closing Date : 08/12/2017
Salary : Grade E: £25,681 - £28,871
Employment Type : Permanent - Full Time
Department : Communications
Directorate : Chief Executive Office
Hours of work : 35
Contract Duration : Permanent

The post holder will contribute to generating a positive reputation for VisitScotland by generating positive media coverage and social media awareness – both proactively and reactively - at a national level and with relevant trade press.

This activity will be tailored to raise awareness of VisitScotland’s activities and key corporate messages, creating a supportive climate with key stakeholders including tourism businesses, private and public sector partners and the general public which will help VisitScotland deliver its aims and objectives.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

•Journalistic or PR communications experience is essential
•A good knowledge of social media is a priority
•The postholder will require to have a sound knowledge of the Scottish media, in particular the national press and trade/specialist press environment.
•Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines are essential, as no day is ever the same in the press office.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary.  

VisitScotland actively promotes the Gaelic language and an interest in the language or possession of Gaelic Language skills would be considered a desirable attribute in any prospective employee 

 

Closing date is midnight 8th December, with interviews scheduled prior to the Christmas break. For more information on the role, please see below job description.

 

Previous candidates need not apply.

 

This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.