Federation Job Vacancy:
Press and PR Manager

November 22, 2019

Overview of Role
The Creative Industries Federation and Creative England are joining forces in 2020. This presents an important opportunity to strengthen our advocacy work. Our Press & PR Manager will draw on insights, expertise, networks and resources from both organisations to make the case for the sector more impactfully than has been possible before. 

This is one of the most exciting press roles in the creative industries, offering the chance to join an exceptional team of people within a company driven by its mission. We are offering an experienced PR professional the opportunity to champion and represent the UK’s world-leading creative industries, and to truly influence policy and social change.

As Press & PR Manager, you will oversee our media work, developing and delivering impactful PR campaigns. You will leverage media opportunities to bring about policy and social change that benefits the creative industries. 

Our Press & PR Manager will support the wider Communications and Marketing team to ensure that our advocacy campaigns reach and influence the audiences that they need to. 

This role is based in our London office and offers opportunities for flexible working. We are looking for someone part-time, min. 3 days per week with flexible hours available. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Use your networks, experience and creativity to develop and deliver press and media campaigns to support the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England’s advocacy work and other priorities

  • To be the first port of call for all media enquiries

  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide network of relevant journalists

  • Write press releases, media statements and ghosted articles for the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England, in collaboration with the policy team and other colleagues as appropriate

  • Act as a spokesperson with media, and brief other relevant spokespeople as appropriate

  • Manage our spokespeople database, ensuring that we are able to field a range of individuals from across the sector to comment on relevant issues

  • Devise and implement a strategy to enhance and increase the profile of the CEO, Caroline Norbury, ensuring that she is able to champion the creative industries as impactfully as possible

  • Working with the team to identify new activities and avenues to increase and enhance the Federation and Creative England’s profile and ensure that the media work across both organisations is joined-up and collaborative

  • Represent the Federation in external engagements, from speeches to panels to attendance at conferences, evening events and more, with strong networking skills

  • Develop a positive and constructive relationship with key stakeholders from across the sector

  • Account management of relevant members, which includes meeting those members, finding out about their work, ensuring that they are making the most of Federation membership, and developing mutually beneficial ways to work with them

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience working in communications/PR

  • Experience of developing and implementing impactful communications campaigns

  • A strong network of media contacts across politics, arts and entertainment, business

  • Clear and authoritative writing style (examples may be requested during selection process)

  • Experience of leading a communications/PR workstream

Personal Qualities:

  • Knowledgeable and interested: knowledge of and interest in the creative industries, with good knowledge of key political issues, policy-making, business and civic issues

  • Skilled communicator: the ability to communicate effectively and to forge strong relationships with all levels of staff and stakeholders, both internal and external

  • Positive, hard-working and enthusiastic: outgoing, confident and keen to contribute to a productive team environment at a very fast and demanding pace

  • Skilled problem solver: finding the way to get things done and always looking for ways to improve

  • Resilient, efficient and reliable: an ability to adapt to constantly developing circumstances and challenges and able to prioritise effectively

SALARY: up to £50,000* per annum pro-rata

CONTRACT: initial 1 year fixed term employment contract*. 3 day week, flexible hours Mon-Fri

LOCATION: Covent Garden, London

*up to £30k total based on 3 day week, freelancers considered within budget 


About the Creative Industries Federation

The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries. 

Through our unique network of more than 1,000 member organisations, our influential policy and advocacy work and our UK-wide events programme, we bring together the many sectors that comprise our world-leading creative industries.

Benefits of working with us:

  • The Creative Industries Federation and Creative England bring together and represents the full range of the UK’s creative industries, from performing arts, music, fashion and film through to advertising, architecture, video games and much more. 

  • This role offers the opportunity to meet and network with some of the most senior and exciting leaders from our sector, as well as the chance to champion and make a genuine difference to our world-leading creative industries.

  • Regular opportunities to attend events hosted by our members, from performances and exhibitions through to conferences, talks and roundtables.

  • Light and airy central London offices, based in the heart of Covent Garden.

  • A friendly and supportive office culture, with fortnightly Friday drinks.

Next Steps

The deadline for applications is 6th Dec 2019. To apply, please submit with your CV, a cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this role, and an example of a piece that you have either written or ghost written.  

Formal Interviews will take place in the week commencing 09/12/19. We are looking to appoint as soon as possible. 

All applications and any queries should be addressed directly to Sally O’Keefe, Office Manager, on recruitment@creativeindustriesfederation.com

 This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive; it is Issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility at the time of writing

The Creative Industries Federation and Creative England promote cultural diversity and equal opportunities for all

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