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York Festival of Ideas Officer

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,941 - 31,866 a year (reduced pro-rata)
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The Events Office seeks to appoint a communications specialist to join the Events Team to manage the communications for the annual York Festival of Ideas. Reporting to the Head of Events, and working closely with the Events Officers, the role holder will primarily work to support York Festival of Ideas (a 13-day festival coordinated by the University, taking place next year from 2-14 June 2020). The main duties of the role will include: copy-editing material for the Festival brochure and web pages; managing the print schedule for the Festival brochure; creating and managing the distribution of other marketing materials for the Festival; drafting social media content; liaising with photographers; drafting media releases; attending meetings as required, and supporting the Events Team at events during the Festival. The successful applicant will have excellent writing and IT skills; be able to manage a work-load to tight deadlines, and have exceptional attention to detail.

The role is permanent, subject to external funding, and will require the role-holder to work full-time from November to the end of June each year. 

The role will necessitate working unsocial hours during the Festival.

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