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Media Officer (with specific responsibility for the House of Lords)

Location: Westminster

Salary expectation: £30,000 to £33,000

This is a full-time role

The role:

To have specific responsibilities related to supporting the 90-strong Liberal Democrat group in the House of Lords – the largest and most experienced group of Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians in the world in terms of maximising their media impact and by ‘selling in stories’ and pitching features to digital, specialist press and other media.

To write powerful and decisive copy for press releases, comments and social media and be responsive to the needs of specific content formats. And to plan proactive storytelling that builds the brand of the Liberal Democrats beyond its traditional platforms.

Working with peers to promote parliamentary campaigns in line with the Party’s priorities. And to raise the profile and standing of the work of the Liberal Democrat peers including briefing, assisting and training ahead of media appearances and developing their social media presence.

The candidate:

A strong track record of delivering cut-through communications for an ambitious organisation and have worked across sensitive situations which required negotiation and influencing skills.

To be committed to the goals and aims of, as well as understand the challenges facing, the Liberal Democrats and the path to change that the party leader, Ed Davey, has so far set out.

Experience and an understanding of the needs of national and regional print, broadcast and online media. With good knowledge about Parliament and the Party. You will have outstanding oral and written communication skills, along with exceptional interpersonal skills – you will need to have the confidence to interact with politicians, staff and journalists at all levels.

Deadline: As soon as possible