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Communications Assistant

Permanent

Full Time

Closing Date: 11 Dec 2017

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire – 18 minutes by train from London, St Pancras

Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 (DOE)

Benefits: Contributory pension scheme, 24 days annual leave plus statutory days, additional Christmas closure days and employee assistance programme.

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About CAMRA:

CAMRA is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 180,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community. We are a volunteer-led organisation, with a small, enthusiastic and committed staff team of almost 50 people working at our head office in St. Albans where this role will be based.

  • We are independent and our policies and campaigning objectives are set by our membership.
  • CAMRA's decision-making process is wholly independent of any commercial companies or other organisations.
  • We are not-for-profit and all proceeds are put back into achieving our campaigning objectives.
  • We are consumers. We have no commercial interests in pub or brewery ownership or management.
  • We are non-party political.

Job Details:
To provide support to the Communications Manager, as well as to support wider communication activity within the Communications Team, including the production of What's Brewing and BEER magazine.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Handling and directing press enquiries

  • Responding to requests for information or support from volunteer press officers and members

  • Compiling press coverage summaries and distributing to stakeholders

  • Managing media/interview schedule for CAMRA spokespeople

  • Producing regular updates and briefings for volunteer press officers and senior campaign members

  • Compiling and distributing regional press coverage reports

  • Proofreading Communication Team output including press releases, digital content and What's Brewing and BEER

  • Supporting communication content generation and administration across all channels, including digital

  • Supporting WB and BEER production including administration of ‘Festivals' and ‘What's On' collation process

  • Provide administrative support for Communications Team, including support for National Director with responsibility for Communications

  • Maintain CAMRA's digital asset libraries

  • Carrying out picture research


Person Specification:

Essential Criteria:

 
  • Journalism, PR or related qualification

  • A high degree of literacy with excellent writing skills

  • Confident, with excellent communication skills

  • Experience of writing press releases and other communication copy

  • Great attention to detail, accurate and strong proofreading skills

  • Demonstrable organisational skills with ability to manage workloads

  • Familiarity with common social media tools and content management systems

  • Good team player with initiative and ability to self-motivate

 

Preferred Criteria:

 
  • Knowledge of the beer and pub industry

  • Experience of working within a membership or not-for-profit organisation

  • Interest in real ale and pubs


Notes:

How to apply:

Please send CV and covering letter to tom.stainer@camra.org.uk by 5pm, 11 December. Interviews will be held 19 December at CAMRA's office in St Albans, with successful candidates invited to attend by end of week commencing 11 December.

There may be a practical skills test as part of the interview process.