Media Officer - Trinity College Dublin

Post Summary

 

Are you a good communicator with a keen understanding of the media?  Do you have an ability to communicate on a diversity of topics? Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a part-time Media Officer who will assist in the promotion of research and educational initiatives related to health sciences, but also a broader range of subjects and educational initiatives across the University.  It will involve developing suitable content for media, social media as well as digital content for the Trinity website. The appointee will work closely with the Head of Media Relations in a fast paced working environment to help develop content for a range of media platforms.  They will also support the ongoing administrative needs of the area, including the maintenance of the media archive, media lists, daily news alerts among other administrative duties and projects.

 

The position will be based in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

Company Trinity College Dublin
Location Public Affairs and Communications Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Apply by 18 July 2018
Position / Title Media Officer
Department The Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Reporting to Head of Media Relations
Contract Type Three-year fixed-term contract (part-time, pro-rated to 50%)
How To Apply

 

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (including email addresses), together with a cover letter (1x A4 page) that specifically addresses the application procedure set out above.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY E-RECRUITMENT: 
http://jobs.tcd.ie

If you have any application queries, please contact:

Recruitment
Human Resources, House No. 4,
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Tel: +353 1 896 3333
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Further Information

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Caoimhe Ní Lochlainn,

Head of Media Relations (Turn on Javascript!)

 

Background to the Post

The promotion of quality research and educational initiatives in the national and international media is important in maintaining Trinity College Dublin’s profile as a university of global consequence. This role, based in the Media Relations unit of the Office of  Public Affairs and Communications Office, forms part of an expanded media relations team engaged in this promotion for the benefit of the University. The Media Officer will assist and report to the Head of Media Relations in carrying out duties.

 

Standard duties and Responsibilities of the Post

  • Assist the Head of Media Relations in promoting Trinity’s educational initiatives and research to the media;
  • Assist with proactive media work, including drafting advance notices, press releases and pitches;
  • Identify and provide College experts for the media on a wide range of topics;
  • Develop engaging social media content;
  • Contribute to the College News section on the TCD website, providing news items related to the activities of the Faculty of Health Sciences and broader university activities;
  • Maintain and update media lists, media archive, daily news alert of media clippings, media monitoring reports among other administrative duties;
  • Assist with general administration of the office.

Person Specification

 

Qualifications

  • A relevant third level degree (Essential).

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable)

  • A minimum of two years’ experience with a strong track record in communications or journalism (Essential).
  • Knowledge of social media, video and digital communications (Desirable).
  • Understanding and appreciation of academic research related to health sciences (Desirable).

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to explain academic research, or similar complex topics, communicating their relevance to a wider, more general audience (Essential).
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to interact and build networks with stakeholders across all departments and schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences; ability to interact with people at all levels both internal and external to the organisation; ability to communicate with appropriate diplomacy and confidentiality; a team worker, operating effectively as part of a team and contributing to the overall development of the Public Affairs and Communications’ media relations function.
  • Motivated – resourceful and capable of working on own initiative; analytical skills and an ability to problem solve; ability to prioritise tasks under time constraints.
  • Flexible approach – ability to operate flexibly and strategically within a busy environment, dealing with competing demands in order to produce high quality response; deadline orientated and attention to detail, possessing a high standard of delivery as is appropriate for the College.

The Office of  Public Affairs and Communications is responsible for developing and managing the University’s public affairs and communications strategy, providing  support and  an advisory service to staff in these areas. It includes public affairs, media relations, internal communications, social media and digital. It promotes Trinity College Dublin as a leading research and teaching university in Ireland and abroad to key audiences.

 

Application Information

 

In order to assist the selection process, candidates should submit a CV along with three published articles or examples of writing. This should be included with their application electronically, through our on-line recruitment process. Candidates who are shortlisted may be asked to submit a more complete portfolio of their written work.

 

Further Information for Applicants

 

URL Link to Area: www.tcd.ie

URL Like to Human Resources: https://www.tcd.ie/hr/

 

The Selection Process in Trinity

 

The Selection Committee (Interview Panel) may include members of the Academic and Administrative community together with External Assessor(s) who are expert in the area. Applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 1 day of submitting your application online, please contact the named Recruitment Partner on the job specification immediately and prior to the closing date/time.  

 

Given the degree of co-ordination and planning to have a Selection Committee available on the specified date, the University regrets that it may not be in a position to offer alternate selection dates.  Where candidates are unavailable, reserves may be drawn from a shortlist. Outcomes of interviews are notified in writing to candidates and are issued no later than 5 working days following the selection day.  

 

In some instances the Selection Committee may avail of telephone or video conferencing. The University’s selection methods may consist of any or all of the following: Interviews, Presentations, Psychometric Testing, References and Situational Exercises.

 

It is the policy of the University to conduct pre-employment medical screening/full pre-employment medicals. Information supplied by candidates in their application (Cover Letter and CV) will be used to shortlist for interview.

 

Applications from non-EEA citizens are welcomed. However, eligibility is determined by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and further information on the Highly Skills Eligible Occupations List is set out in Schedule 3 of the Regulations https://www.djei.ie/en/What-We-Do/Jobs-Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Employment-Permit-Eligibility/Highly-Skilled-Eligible-Occupations-List/ and the  Ineligible Categories of Employment are set out in Schedule 4 of the Regulations  https://www.djei.ie/en/What-We-Do/Jobs-Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Employment-Permit-Eligibility/Ineligible-Categories-of-Employment/. Non-EEA candidates should note that the onus is on them to secure a visa to travel to Ireland prior to interview. Non-EEA candidates should also be aware that even if successful at interview, an appointment to the post is contingent on the securing of an employment permit.

 

Equal Opportunities Policy

 

Trinity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds such as gender, civil status, family status, age, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or membership of the travelling community. On that basis we encourage and welcome talented people from all backgrounds to join our staff community. Trinity’s Diversity Statement can be viewed in full at https://www.tcd.ie/diversity-inclusion/diversity-statement.

 

Application Procedure

 

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees (including email addresses), together with a cover letter (1x A4 page) that specifically addresses the application procedure set out above.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY E-RECRUITMENT:
http://jobs.tcd.ie

 

If you have any application queries, please contact:

Recruitment

Human Resources, House No. 4,

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Tel: +353 1 896 3333

Email: Turn on Javascript!

 


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