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Tel: 01227 639768

Media and Events Officer

Location: London

Salary expectation: £28,000

Application deadline: Thu 18th April

This is a full-time role

The High Pay Centre is a progressive think tank working on issues relating to top pay and inequality. We’re looking for someone to help out with our events and media programme. It should be a great job for anyone interested in pay and inequality, with good writing skills and creative ideas for how to influence policy. Some experience of working in campaigns/communications would be useful, but the main thing we’re looking for is enthusiasm for the issues we cover. Full details below!

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with Directors to plan the publication and dissemination of HPC research and analysis via traditional and new media
    Writing press releases and other materials for publication relating to pay, work and inequality – in support of HPC research and policy recommendations and in response to external news stories
    Monitoring UK and international media for developing debates and top pay and inequality, and helping HPC to influence these debates
    Building networks with key media influencers
    Managing records of HPC contacts and media coverage
    Planning HPC’s events programme – working with speakers and venue managers, promoting events and writing marketing materials
    On-the-day management of HPC events

Person specification:

  • Demonstrable interest in topics including top pay and inequality (essential)
  • Experience of producing compelling communication materials for a political, campaigning or similar organisation (desirable)
  • Experience of policy relating to top pay and inequality (desirable)



  • Excellent face-to-face and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skils
  • Planning and organisational skills – excellent time management, ability to prioritise
  • Ability to build working relationships with key stakeholders including policymakers, journalists and other key influencers


  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised as well as part of a small team
  • Enterprising and able to use own initiative
  • High attention to detail
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to work pro-actively under pressure
  • Confident and conscientious
  • Pragmatic approach – good problem solving skills and longer term planning
  • Friendly and helpful



Deadline: Thu 18th April