Royal Shakespeare Company

Media and Communications Officer

Could you be our new Media and Communications Officer? The RSC is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join the Media and Communications team. You will be independently shaping, planning and reacting to Media communications relating to the RSC’s London activity and other international projects.

As a Media and Communications Officer, you will report to the Media and Communications Manager. On a day to day basis you will work closely with the London-based Marketing team, where your responsibilities will include:

  • A specific focus and responsibility for devising the strategy and leading on London media and communications activities, particularly for our Barbican Season. 
  • Developing creative ideas for stories and proactively securing positive press coverage about the company and our work on stage.
  • Developing and managing media opportunities including interviews, photo/filming opportunities and press conferences. 
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring the social media strategy for London activity in conjunction with colleagues in SUA and for Matilda the Musical.
  • Working closely with the London Marketing team on campaign planning, media and social media activity. 
  • Working with the Media and Communications Manager to head up media and communications activity for specific projects. Examples could be Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, Audiences of the Future, Access, Commercial and Events and Exhibitions. 
  • Managing press ticketing and press nights at London venues.

This is fast paced role where you will need to be organised, strategically planning media and press coverage for RSC production transfers, and reactive, responding to queries from the press and public as they come in. To be suitable for this position you should have:

  • At least two years’ experience of communications and media relations work within the arts.
  • Experience of working with social media and using influencer marketing in a communications context.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use your initiative, prioritise and make decisions.

This role provides the right person a brilliant opportunity to gain experience in an exciting and varied media relations role. You will be able to use your creativity to shape the RSC’s communications plan, positively promoting our work and reputation.

This a full-time role based in London. As part of the role you occasionally be required to travel to our Stratford-upon-Avon offices and to provide support at events.
The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

To apply

To view a full Job Description and submit an application visit the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01789 412625 or email jobs@rsc.org.uk 

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all individuals.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a publicly funded registered charity