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Press Officer

Press Officer
Salary: c. £30,500 per annum

The British Academy – the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking a Press Officer to raise the profile of the British Academy and the value of the humanities and social science, establishing the Academy as a go-to place for independent insight and evidence.

The role offers the chance to make serious impact in the national media, build relationships with senior journalists and work with fascinating content. You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds in the country to secure media coverage for our policy work, research findings and big-name events.

The role holder will be a key part of the press office, responding to news agenda to position the Academy as the voice of the humanities and social sciences, whilst proactively identifying opportunities to champion the subjects and the expertise of the Fellows of the British Academy.

The successful candidate will be an excellent and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing. They will be systematic and strategic in their approach, with the ability to grasp complex topics quickly and be proactive in identifying and responding to opportunities.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right-hand side of this page. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:


The closing date for applications is 9:30am, Monday 28th January 2019.

All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed. 

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Friday, 1st February 2019. 

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday, 4th February 2019. 


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