Senior Press Officer


Fixed Term Contract - 6 months

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.

We are now looking for a Senior Press Officer to deliver strategic press campaigns for The Royal Opera Company and its related activities. Our campaigns aim to reach new audiences, maximise ticket sales and promote our venue as a cultural visitor destination, ensuring that all messaging is aligned to our mission and vision. You will deliver proactive press coverage, maintaining a range of press contacts and will continue to develop your network in the sector. Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will manage a small team of two Communications Officers, and support their development. You will also need the flexibility to be available for evening work and weekends as required, to work at press night or daytime events. The role is offered as a fixed term contract for six months.

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

  • A successful track record of working in a busy Press Office, managing staff effectively with experience at a senior level and an established network of press and industry contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to create successful campaigns with high profile press delivery and impactful communications that drive sales and positive awareness of the work of the ROH
  • Highly proficient Microsoft Office user and of current digital imaging processes, with good aptitude for learning new application
  • A high standard of written/verbal English, the ability to work accurately under pressure with attention to detail and commitment to delivering a high standard of work
  • Ability to take on an ambassador role in representing the ROH to the media and other stakeholders
  • 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`. Please contact the Human Resources Department via hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or on Tel: +44 (0) 207 212 9303 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Monday, 20 January 2020

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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