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Public Affairs and Policy Associates (x2)

Public Affairs and Policy Associates (x2)

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Working on issues including freedom of speech, copyright, online media regulation and Brexit.


The opportunity

From William Shakespeare to J.K.Rowling, and Charles Darwin to Stephen Hawking, British writers are renowned the world over. Britain is home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious presses.

The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. UK publishing generates up to £7.8bn for the wider UK economy and supports up to 70,000 jobs.

As the Policy and Public Affairs Associate you will be supporting the Director of Policy in developing a comprehensive suite of policy positions and papers that can be used to tell the story behind, and advocate on behalf of, the world’s leading publishing industry. 

Main responsibilities
  • Supporting the development and planning of the Publishers Association’s Public Affairs and Policy programme.
  • Drafting of the Publishers Association’s submissions to Government and Parliamentary consultations.
  • Supporting with the responses to political enquiries
  • Supporting with the conduct of industry research and collection of industry statistics
  • Supporting the smooth running of association member meetings
  • Working with the communications team to write speeches and articles for the Director of Policy, Head of Public Affairs and the Chief Executive.
Key skills and experience required 
  • An ability to write in a compelling and engaging manner
  • An ability to present information, documents and data in an accessible and logical way
  • Experience or a high-level understanding of the policy/legal landscape in the UK and an interest in politics and public affairs
  • Experience or a high-level understanding of the UK publishing sector and a belief in the rights and values of the creative industries
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to their work
  • An ability to maintain a high-level of professionalism in all internal and external capacities.

Deadline for Applications: 4/07/2018 although an appointment may be made earlier.