We are looking for a collaborative, organised individual to help support the Young Vic’s Press and Communications work. This confident person will assist in raising the profile of the Young Vic’s portfolio of work, from our award-winning productions created with the world’s finest artists, to our creative engagement work in the local community, and our program which develops and supports early-career theatremakers.
A registered charity and theatrical powerhouse, the Young Vic is synonymous with inclusivity, accessibility and creativity. We create performances that catalyse debate and are priced accessibly for our audiences, giving 10% of tickets away to those who experience barriers to engaging with the arts. We are deeply rooted in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark, through Taking Part, at the same time as being internationally recognised for productions made with the world’s finest performers and creative teams. We are also proud to develop the next generation of emerging talent through our Directors Program.
The Press Officer will support the work Head of Press and Communications in maintaining and increasing the profile of the Young Vic Theatre Company and its work in the press, broadcast and media. The successful applicant will have proven experience in a press role in a professional environment, a positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation, as well as demonstrable interest in finding new ways to tell stories across established and emerging media.
We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from Black and Global Majority people, and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. The Young Vic is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Contract: This role will be a fixed term for 12 months.
Apply by: 10am Monday 29th November 2021
Access: We are able to offer support and resources to aid access requirements; please state any access requirements on your application.
Interview travel costs: We are able to cover expenses for travel to and from interviews.
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