The Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament

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Media Relations Graduate

  • Full time
  • £27,187 – £33,706
  • Edinburgh, Holyrood
  • Closing 16th July 2019

Would you like to start your communications career working right at the heart of the Scottish Parliament? Now is your chance!

We are offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a recent Graduate with a degree in PR, communications or journalism to work within the Parliament’s Media Relations Office. This development opportunity will see the post holder learn about the role of the Media Relations Office in promoting the Parliament, whilst gaining practical and invaluable skills and experience to move your career forward.

You will develop skills and gain experience in an exciting and busy environment and will be able to combine the knowledge you have gained from your degree and an enthusiasm to learn the skills needed to work in a communications team with a variety of different tasks. You will also be supported with membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and access to CIPR accredited training. By the end of the 18-month scheme, you will have developed your skills and stretched your capabilities in an organisation that is diverse, challenging and always rewarding.

We are looking for a person who is motivated by the opportunity these challenges present. You will have a degree in PR, communications or journalism with a maximum of 1 years’ experience in working in PR or comms within an organisation. You will also have the ability to spot and understand a news line, an understanding of the role of reactive media work to minimise negative media stories, good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with journalists and key stakeholders and the ability to prioritise effectively. In addition, you will have enthusiasm to generate creative and innovative ideas and good pollical awareness with enthusiasm for current news issues.