Vacancy | Communications Executive



Location:                 IMPRESS, 16-18 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6AG (hybrid working)

Salary:                      £ 26K - £ 30K per annum (dependent upon experience)

Reporting to:         Marketing and Communications Manager 

Industry:                  Media standards and journalism

Contract:                 Permanent, Full time


We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. Please submit your CV with a cover letter explaining how you fulfil the key criteria for the role to Alex Moss at


Job Description

The Communications Executive is responsible for contributing to IMPRESS’s successful communications across a range of platforms, supporting the Communications and Marketing team to deliver a comprehensive digital communications and content strategy for IMPRESS’ key audiences which includes publishers, journalists, funders, industry stakeholders and the public. This is an opportunity for someone who would like to develop in the communications space within the media standards and journalism industry.

Your core responsibilities will include assisting the Marketing and Communications Manager with the handling of IMPRESS’s PR function, the publication and delivery of IMPRESS’ digital content, the planning and delivery of key events (including our Trust in Journalism Conference and trade shows) and producing materials and resources aimed at publishers, as well as promotional materials to expand IMPRESS’s membership.

This role reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager and will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with other areas.


Key Responsibilities

  • Handling press enquiries, drafting and issuing press releases, liaising with and pitching stories to industry press.

  • Content creation including the drafting, copyediting, proofreading and design of resources, brochures, documents, blogs and news items across IMPRESS’s owned channels.

  • Co-ordinating political engagement and outreach, including supporting white paper and briefing drafting and development.

  • Managing day to day website content, ensuring consistency and co-ordination of content across the site.

  • Managing and monitoring social media and digital channels (YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, website).

  • Writing and planning regular newsletters in line with a cohesive communications approach.

  • Monitoring relevant industry stories, including the wider regulatory space.

  • Assisting with the delivery of key IMPRESS events, working with marketing to create impactful campaigns for events and conferences.

  • Assisting the wider team with copyediting, design and content needs as required.


What we are looking for

  • Degree educated or equivalent experience in communications, journalism or public relations.
  • Experience in cross-platform communications (social media, newsletters, website…).
  • Experience of working with WordPress, Dot Digital and HubSpot or similar platforms.
  • Excellent copywriting and copyediting ability.
  • Design capability and familiarity with Adobe suite desirable.
  • Demonstrable interest in the media and press industry.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working to tight deadlines and prioritising workload in a changing environment.
  • A confident self-starter and creative individual who can seek out opportunities across different business areas.
  • An individual who can work independently, showing initiative and ability to grasp complex issues quickly, distilling these for a variety of external audiences.

Download full job specification


How to apply 

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Please submit your CV with a cover letter explaining how you fulfil the key criteria for the role to Alexander Moss at



Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the job description. 

Please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make for you during this recruitment process and beyond.

We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted by the week commencing 10th October 2022 at the latest. If you have not heard from us after this date, please assume that you have not been successful.

 Successful candidates will be invited to interview either virtually or at our offices in Blackfriars, where they will have the opportunity to meet the rest of our team.