Press Assistant

£21,216 per annum

Permanent contract

The Royal Opera House offers world-class opera, ballet, music and dance live on stage at our iconic theatre in Covent Garden, and reaches out to audiences across the UK and beyond through ROH Cinema and digital content on other platforms. An essential part of the work of the Communications team is to manage all external relations relating to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, the year-round repertoire, the ballet and opera tours, our cinema programme and the BP Big Screens.

The Royal Opera House is now looking for a Press Assistant to join the Communications team, within our Audiences and Media department. In this role, you will support the Opera and Ballet press teams in a range of activities, from ticketing and press night duties to logging and monitoring press coverage. This is an ideal opportunity if you are looking to build your career in press and media relations. The role is offered on a permanent basis.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with these qualities:

-Some understanding and experience of working in a busy Press Office and an understanding of the working methods of the media

-Ability to collate analytical data and compile reporting data accurately

-Able to work on own initiative, with ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

-Highly proficient Microsoft Office user, with basic skills in current digital imaging processes and good aptitude for learning new applications

-Ability to deal with a wide range of people and the media confidently, courteously and discreetly at all levels

-Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the Human Resources Department at or 0207 212 9303 and you can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00 am, Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 30 August 2018

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK

No agencies

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