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Job Title: Press Officer

Working For: Scottish Conservative MSP group

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon experience

Job Details

Overview
A vacancy has arisen working within the Scottish Parliament, working as a Press Officer for the Scottish Conservative MSP group. Candidates must be aligned with Conservative Party beliefs and values, and must have previous experience working with journalists, social media and preferably, but not essentially, previous parliamentary experience.

Principal roles and accountabilities
• Developing strong working relationships with journalists across the region
• Developing and promoting stories to regional and local journalists in Scotland
• Assisting/covering tours and visits

Capabilities and skills required
• Experience in a similar press role and/or a background in journalism
• Local knowledge and experience is desirable but not essential
• Strong organisational skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Good IT skills
• Ability to work independently, often out of normal working hours
• Experience in wider political roles desirable, but not essential
• A commitment to the Conservative Party
• Having strong political judgement is essential
• You will also need to be flexible, as the working hours may at times be long and uncertain

Closing Date: 22 September 2017

Interview/Start Dates
If a suitable candidate is found we may appoint before the closing date. Mainly interviews will be held as soon as practicable after the closing date.

Application Details
Applicants should apply by sending a CV and covering letter by email to eddie.barnes@nullscottishconservatives.com