Communications Officer

Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 12.09.21
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IOP Publishing have an opportunity for a communications professional, who is passionate about producing creative and impactful communications, to join our growing communications team.


The Communications Officer has a vital role to play in creating and delivering communications to external stakeholders. You will write, edit, co-ordinate and publish content across various channels, including our website, earned media, social media, print and online.

This role is instrumental in implementing IOP Publishing’s digital strategy to help expand the reach and impact of IOP Publishing’s social media, creating a variety of shareable content and engaging with key stakeholders. Managing the maintenance of the company website will also be a key focus, creating and posting content and reporting on metrics and trends. In addition, you will keep abreast of industry developments in the media and identify and secure coverage opportunities that will increase IOP Publishing’s visibility externally. On a regular basis, you will monitor and review the effectiveness of media relations and social media work, including testing and revising content.

Key job accountabilities include:

  • Raise awareness of IOPP’s brand amongst external audiences
  • Build IOPP’s social media presence
  • Manage the maintenance and upkeep of the company website
  • Monitor and evaluate press coverage, manage media contact lists and identify and secure coverage opportunities
  • Write and distribute press releases, thought leadership articles and web copy
  • Work closely with the Studio team to ensure brand consistency across all promotional collateral

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and experience of communications and brand management in a digital environment
  • Expertise in managing multiple social media platforms
  • Experience of ensuring brand consistency
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities

What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including cycle to work and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

The contractual location of this role is from our Bristol office, but most employees are continuing to work from home until later this year, and in future we will be moving to a more dynamic and blended combination of office and remote working.

To apply,please submit your CV and cover note through our careers site highlighting your skills and experience and how they apply to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth, we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

We are seeking a diverse range of candidates and particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.