Overview

Summary
Can you bring our nation’s story to new audiences?

Domesday Book. Shakespeare’s will. Tweets from Downing Street. War time records. These are just some of the inspiring items amongst the 11 million held by The National Archives. With a collection like this – one of the largest in the world – we want to make sure that we promote it to as wide an audience as possible.
Responding to our Archives for Everyone business plan, we believe archives are for everyone because they are about everyone – past, present and future. As the living, growing home of our national story, our aim is to connect with the biggest and most diverse audience possible, in the most innovative ways we can.
To do this and fulfil our potential we must become the 21st Century national archive.

Responsibilities

About the role
Working in the media team, your role will be to assist across a wide range of communication activities promoting The National Archives and raising awareness of our collection. You will organise press events, coordinate and facilitate broadcast and documentary filming, provide new in-house video content, manage the press team inbox, produce a daily media summary and act as the first point of contact for media enquiries.

About You
We are looking for someone with passion and initiative who can work on their own where necessary. You’ll have excellent communication skills and good organisational skills and enjoy working with and meeting new people. We need you to have some experience of working with film and video for promotion purposes and the ability to be part of a team organising events
Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension, flexible working and discounts with local businesses (e.g. beauty salons and bars). We also offer wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and have an on-site gym and shop.*

*All facilities subject to current Covid restrictions.

HOW TO APPLY:
To submit your application please click the ‘Apply now’ button on this page. You will be asked to provide CV details and a statement explaining how you meet each of the essential criteria below. We will be looking for not only what you have done, but how you have done it and what the outcome was. You may draw on knowledge, skills, abilities, experience gained from paid work, domestic responsibilities, education, leisure interests and voluntary activities. Please note selection for interview will largely be based on the information you provide in your statement so please make full use of the 1250 word count.

Essential:
• Proven written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organisation and project management skills
• Confident, with proven customer service skills
• Experience of using video/film for promotion purposes
• Experience of organising events
• Good attention to detail, together with strong proof-reading skills

Desirable:
• Proven interest in media relations
• Experience of working as part of a team and willingness to work flexibly across all levels of the organisation
• Interest in communication methods and channels
• Knowledge of/interest in British history