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Position:

Media Monitoring Officer

Summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Media Monitoring Officer to join the busy Press Office at CCHQ. The Media Monitor will ensure Conservative MPs, Cabinet Ministers, Special Advisers and staff are informed of the latest broadcasts and online media coverage and developments. The Media Monitoring Officer is expected to produce updates and summaries that are comprehensive and completed to tight deadlines.

Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Monitor broadcast and online media for breaking news and political developments
  • Produce and distribute regular media summaries
  • Monitor and analyse output on social media sites 
  • Produce transcripts of political interviews
  • Archive video clips and transcripts
  • Liaise with and support Political Press Advisers
  • Assist with other Press Office tasks as required

Capabilities and skills required:

  • A degree at 2:1 or equivalent
  • Highly developed written and communication skills
  • Strong IT skills and a knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritise
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A commitment to the Conservative Party
  • The ideal candidate will have some experience of working in a political environment

If you have the skills required to succeed in this role, please download our application form. Please submit this to hr@conservatives.com or send to Fiona Allmett, CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP, by midday on Friday 24 January 2014.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.

Please note that, due to the large amount of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. If you have not heard from us by7 February please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Closing date:

24 January 2014

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Conservative Party is an equal opportunities employer and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation of members of staff or job applicants on the grounds of age, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The Party will take all reasonable measures to ensure that applications are attracted from both sexes and all races and from people with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation and will ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged because of disability.