D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Press Officer, Contemporary Gallery

Details

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

A highly respected blue chip gallery is looking for a Press Officer to join their busy team.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Press

  • Devising and delivering press campaigns for a range of gallery artists and exhibitions, alongside Senior Communications Officer
  • Managing the press inbox: includes fielding press queries and liaising with artists’ studios and representatives
  • Providing press support on selected external exhibitions as necessary, via PR agencies or galleries/museums
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with journalists through regular phone and email contact, special events and 1-2-1 meetings
  • 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
  • Identifying news and feature opportunities for gallery artists, Art Fairs and the exhibition programme
  • Pitching stories and features on gallery’s programme and activities
  • Regular maintenance of selected artist press coverage packs
  • Understanding how the media operates, and how to supply journalists with what they need
  • Responding to requests for photography and filming, supervising where needed

Communications

  • Acting as the main communications liaison for a selection of artists represented by gallery
  • Sourcing and clearing images from Artist Liaisons, artists and studios for use across digital platforms including the website, e-news and social media
  • Writing clear and concise copy for Digital Coordinator, for use across digital platforms including the website, e-news, social media
  • Designing selected e-mail communications via Mailchimp (such as press releases, preview invitations, event invitations, general news announcements)
  • Keeping communications planner/ event calendar 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