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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

The jobholder will join the embassy’s high performing Communications Team and help implement a high-impact communications strategy, in particular monitoring and reporting on current affairs in the US, UK and elsewhere and through designing and posting materials for social media. The Communications Assistant will play an important role in the delivery of projects, events, and visit programmes, including developing social media plans, completing administrative tasks and working with programme budgets.

Roles and responsibilities:

•Identifying   and synthesizing, news reporting, commentary, and analysis pieces that are   important to the ambassador, the Embassy, and the UK. (30%

•Lead   on forward planning Embassy’s communications efforts and develop weekly   themes for the Embassy’s communications efforts by building and maintaining   the team’s planning grids. (20%)

•Supporting   the Embassy’s digital media strategy including producing social media   content, updating the website and supporting the Head of Digital in running   the embassy’s central social media channels. (20%)

•Supporting   visits from UK ministers and government officials by handling press,   producing social media content and photographing public engagements. (5%)

•Responding   to public enquiries on a timely basis. (10%)

•Providing   project support and administration duties within the department, including on   the Marshall Scholarship programme and UK official visitors. (10%)

•Train, manage and   support interns (5%)

 

  • 2-3 years of relevant work or internship experience.
  • Experience developing social media campaigns and developing content for digital media.
  • Organisational, communication and computer skills.
  • Enthusiastic and creative self-starter able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with staff at all levels of the organisation with a professional and courteous attitude.
  • Strong design and photograph skills a plus.
  • Strong interest in current events,   politics, international relations, and media industry.
  • Ability to work under pressure of tight   deadlines, while remaining focused and flexible.
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
22 October 2017
A2 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
40
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
Washington
British Embassy
1
17.48
18 December 2017

This post offers a strong benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

 

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

 

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 22 October 2017. Internal candidates must inform the Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other category protected by law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.