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Creative Media & Communications Officer wanted


Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science 42-43 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum, with a discretionary range up to £44,706 per annu For the full range of responsibilities and selection criteria, and to apply, please view the job description on the University of Oxford jobs website. The Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS) is looking for a creative and talented Media and Communications Officer to lead and develop communications for the Centre.


The LCDS is a multi-departmental research centre of around 40 staff at the University of Oxford (www.demographicscience.ox.ac.uk), funded by the Leverhulme Trust and Nuffield College. Launched in October 2019 for an initial period of 10 years, the Centre is highly interdisciplinary, with the aim to disrupt and realign conventional thinking and infuse science into demography. Our aim is to harvest and link classic and new types of data, alongside innovative statistical approaches and methods to generate accurate, timely and effective demographic knowledge and predictions to resolve the most challenging population problems of our time.


In our first 2 years we have published over 140 publications, received multiple awards including an impact award prize, advised national and international governments and worked actively with industry. To date, we have generated over £20 Million in research grants and have ambitious plans for the future. As the Media and Communications Officer for the LCDS, you will be instrumental in producing multiple mediums of communications including dissemination through social media, blogs, podcasts, and films. You will collate the publications, media, presentations, and related events for the entire Centre, manage the website, media presence and support outreach and dissemination activities. You will train and support members of the Centre with their interactions with the media. With strong writing skills, you will work with Centre members to accelerate and optimize the dissemination of their scientific work. You will aid researchers in effective communication with the public, government policy makers and commercial partners. The successful postholder will have extensive communications experience in a range of mediums, including experience in producing effective web content. You will have excellent writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills, and will be able to work independently in a complex environment, prioritising effectively to meet deadlines. You should either be educated to a degree level or have equivalent professional experience; a professional qualification or equivalent experience in journalism, marketing or another relevant discipline is desirable. For the full range of responsibilities and selection criteria, please view the job description on the University of Oxford jobs website. The Leverhulme Centre are committed to equality and valuing diversity, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The post is full-time for 3 years in the first instance, with possible extension depending on the future requirements of the Centre.

Queries about these posts should be addressed to Professor Melinda Mills, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at: melinda.mills@sociology.ox.ac.uk. Queries will not form part of the selection process.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 27 May 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 13 June 2022.

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