Press Officer, Embassy of Israel



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  • PR
  • London
  • Job Title: Press Officer
  • Working For: Embassy of Israel
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £32,000 per annum

Job Details

We are looking for a brilliant press officer who will thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressured environment. The role will require finding creative ways to deliver messaging, the ability to produce thorough research for officials and writing op-eds, statements and speeches to a high-level under tight deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Writing high quality op-eds suitable for printing in national broadsheet newspapers
  • Producing compelling original content, including written and visual, for social media platforms
  • Monitoring and analysis of media coverage
  • Drafting emails, letters, articles, blog posts, and briefing notes
  • Acting as a point of contact for journalists and other relevant stakeholders
  • Identifying and pitching stories to journalists
  • Briefing diplomats and high-ranking officials ahead of meetings, interviews and events
  • Writing materials for a range of online and offline channels and platforms, including official statements and press releases
  • Working with colleagues to promote the work of the Embassy
  • Providing political advice and support when required
Key requirements:
  • Well-versed in international politics in general, and Middle East in particular
  • An academic degree in related fields
  • 1-3 years of experience in relevant industries and positions
  • If not a UK citizen, must have a work permit/UK visa (valid for at least 2 years)
The suitable candidate should ideally have:
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms and basic video editing and design skills would be beneficial.
  • Deep familiarity with the British media landscape
  • Willingness to work outside of office working hours
  • Proactivity and a “can-do” attitude
  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • In-depth research and analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and keen attention to detail

Closing Date: 13 May 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews and start date to commence as soon as possible.

Please note that we may look to appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

Application Details

To apply, please direct your CV and other relevant documents to HR@london.mfa.gov.il

Websitehttps://embassies.gov.il/london/AboutTheEmbassy/Pages/Press-department.aspx

To apply for this job email your details to HR@london.mfa.gov.il

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