D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Press Officer, Contemporary Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Job description:

A leading contemporary gallery in London is looking for a Press Officer to join its communications team. This role will report to the Senior Communications Officer.


– Acting as the main press liaison for a selection of artists represented by the gallery
– Devising and delivering strategic press campaigns for a range of gallery artists and exhibitions
– Identifying news and feature opportunities for gallery artists, Art Fairs and the exhibition programme
– Pitching stories and features on the gallery’s programme and activities
– Providing press support on selected external exhibitions as necessary, via PR agencies or galleries/museums
– Understanding how the media operates, and how to supply journalists with what they need
– Developing and maintaining relationships with journalists through regular phone and email contact, special events and 1-2-1 meetings
– Managing the press inbox: includes fielding press queries and liaising with artists’ studios and representatives
– Monitoring, filing and circulating press coverage internally
– Attending external press views and launch events where necessary
– Overseeing the press database, including proactively gathering new press contacts and coordinating press mailing data
– Regular maintenance of selected artist press coverage packs
– Responding to requests for photography and filming, supervising where needed

– Sourcing and clearing images from Artist Liaisons, artists and studios for use across digital platforms including the website, e-news and social media
– Designing selected e-mail communications via Mailchimp (such as press releases, preview invitations, event invitations, general news announcements)
– Drafting clear and concise copy for Digital Coordinator, for use across digital platforms including the website, e-news, social media
– Keeping communications planner updated with deadlines of materials to be issued
– Ensuring communications deadlines are met
– Cover for Digital Coordinator and Senior Communications Officer as required in their absence