Publications Officer

Closing date: 12pm Monday 15 January 2018

Interview date: Monday 22 January 2018

Salary: £28,102 - £31,102 per annum

Job ref no: 605-17

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time, basis and is available from January 2018.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM’s Marketing & Communications team is responsible for maintaining and developing the profile of the College as a world-leader in music education and has a strategic responsibility for overseeing and supporting all print and online communications (internal and external) and ensuring quality and consistency in keeping with the RCM’s brand vision.

The RCM is seeking to engage a Publications Officer to join its Marketing & Communications department and lead on the production and delivery of the RCM’s extensive portfolio of print publications – including Upbeat magazine, the Events Guide, Prospectus and Annual Review. The postholder supports the Marketing Manager to develop and enhance the profile and brand vision of the RCM internationally, nationally and internally through an extensive range of print publications.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills and will be adept at contributing fresh and original ideas to enhance and strengthen the RCM’s brand vision
  • Excellent editorial and copywriting skills, a good eye for detail and a passion for producing compelling print publications
  • Experience of the entire publication process, from initial concept and scheduling to delivery and distribution
  • Confidence in juggling a busy work load and be excited at the prospect of working in an environment of unparalleled musical riches and inspiring artistic achievement

Candidates will be asked to bring examples of publications with them to interview. A copywriting, editing and proofing task will form part of the interview process. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates in due course. With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place. 

Please note that the RCM is closed from the 22 December 2017 for the Christmas period and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018, any questions received during this period will therefore be answered as soon as possible in the New Year.

To apply:

Please complete our Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download further down this page) and submit in Word or PDF format before the closing deadline. 

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number (605-17) when submitting your application. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For further details of this position please see the Job Description and Further Particulars documents:

Job Description

Further Particulars

Forms:

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

recruitment@rcm.ac.uk

020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

 

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