Kew Gardens, TW9 3AE




£28,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Media Officer

This is an exciting time to join RBG Kew as it enters a key decade with a brand-new mission and purpose, including attracting new audiences by ensuring it has broad appeal and is welcoming to everyone. Dealing with a high volume of media enquiries, broadcast filming on site, event coordination and evaluating using data metrics, the Media Officer will find no two days are the same, there is literally never a dull moment!

They will also have the chance to work with fascinating people across all Kew departments to improve and deliver excellent external communications in a clear, fun and engaging way.
To thrive in this role, the ideal candidate will have acquired experience either in an agency or in house at an organisation of developing and implementing media campaigns from start to finish including; meeting with creative or commercial partners, writing briefs, pitching to the media, setting up and managing media interviews and arranging PR launches, photo calls and filming; writing copy for a wide variety of media materials.

The successful candidate will be open to working on a wide range of projects and campaigns and always be willing to pitch in when colleagues need their support. They will also need to have the confidence to represent the team at some meetings, thinking strategically about their work in the context of the wider directorate strategy, and prioritise accordingly. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong writing and top-notch organisational skills are therefore a must for anyone considering this role.

The successful candidate will also have an appreciation of nature and current environmental issues and understand how RBG fits into the wider picture. They will also demonstrate some understanding of and experience in identifying great stories and creating engaging content that will appeal to a wide range of audiences on issues of global concern.

The salary will be £28,000 per annum

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

Interviews are planned for week commencing 15th March and will be held remotely.

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