Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 2.30pm

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is currently recruiting a Communications Officer for a full-time, permanent position. This role, integral to the dynamic Communications Team, entails a broad range of communication activities tailored to meet diverse member needs. The position offers a hybrid working arrangement, with a requirement to attend the MU office in London or Manchester at least once a week.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and updating the MU’s online content, ensuring its accuracy, timeliness, and relevance. This includes editing and uploading news stories and other material to the MU website. Additionally, the role involves leading the design and distribution of MU merchandise and assisting in the creation of printed publications like the annual review and conference report. Working alongside the Head of Communications & Government Relations, the officer will also contribute to public relations and media relations work. The role extends to overseeing website and email analytics, as well as crafting and publishing content on social media platforms.

Applicants are expected to have prior experience in drafting and editing communications and working with websites. Basic Photoshop and design skills, along with experience in public relations, are ideal for this role. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, good prioritisation skills, and a collaborative work ethic are essential. While experience in the music industry or trade union movement is useful, it is not a compulsory requirement.

The MU offers a competitive salary range between £46,795 and £49,820, dependent on the candidate’s location.

Applications should be emailed to recruitment [at] themu.org by the deadline on Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 2:30 pm.

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Published by The Journal of Music on 30 November 2023

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