Senior Media Officer

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£43,550 - £48,480 (inclusive of comms allowance)
18 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

We are looking for two very experienced media officers to join the BEIS press office, leading teams to draw up innovative communications strategies, handle fast-breaking news stories and win the trust of senior officials as well as ministers at an unprecedented time in government communications. You will have a track record in delivering high-profile comprehensive communications packages.

You will have excellent news judgement, political awareness and communication skills as well as the ability to lead and inspire teams, overseeing their professional development while ensuring they deliver at pace.

If you want to build or continue to develop a media career at the heart of government, we can give you plenty of opportunities for proactive announcements, crisis management and leadership experience to hone your skills.

About the team: 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is at the forefront of the Government’s relationship with business and of its efforts to build an economy that works for everyone. 

Underpinned by the delivery of an ambitious modern Industrial Strategy, we pride ourselves on creative cross-channel communications to tell the story of how we are making a Britain fit for the future. 

Our wide-ranging agenda - which includes energy security, mergers and takeovers, workers’ rights, and the biggest investment in science and innovation in a generation- means we are always in the news. 

The talented and busy BEIS press office is staffed by a team of committed, professional communicators. As a member of the well-regarded professional Government Communications Service, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills with formal and informal training and mentoring. 

Closing date: 13 May 2019.