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Digital Communications Officer Torrance

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Torrance CA United States

3 months ago

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or... other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory

Communications, Press and Media

Main purpose of job:

The jobholder will join the Embassys high performing Communications Team, with a focus on supporting regional social media channels across the UK Governments Network in the US and Spanish-language content. The Digital Communications Officer will play an important role in the Embassys digital strategy, including leading on entertainment industry content, liaising with other departments across the UK government and identifying third-party voices on the West coast to amplify UK government messages.

Roles and responsibilities:

Digital Media
• Work with policy teams, government departments and other stakeholders across the US Network to create content for adaptation by all UK digital channels in the USA, including tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram posts, blogs and videos that communicate UK government priorities to US-based audiences. The role will be specifically focused on supporting communications teams across the US consulate network to drive local, high-level digital communications.
• Proactively create, design and execute Spanish-language digital content for social media channels, supporting UK priorities in a way that is relevant to audiences we are seeking to engage and influence.
• Lead on production and sharing of digital content to promote British contributions to the entertainment industry, including Awards Season and film/television sector news.

Liaising and Collaborating
• Identify and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and micro-influencers to share priority UK messages to a broader audience via third-party channels, particularly from West-coast content providers.
• Lead on US Network digital coordination, including strategy implementation, digital campaigns and bi-weekly meetings with Press and Public Affairs Officers (PPAO) to discuss priorities for digital accounts.
• Liaise with government departments, particularly the GREAT Marketing Team and Department for International Trade, to support digital amplification of UK messaging in local channels.
• Assist the wider PPAO team with social media outreach and tracking, event promotion, ministerial visits and forward planning.

Resources managed:

Oversee and administer budget related to national digital campaigns.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Essential on arrival:
• 1-3 years of relevant work or internship experience.
• Experience of developing social media campaigns and developing content for digital media.
• Organisational, communication and computer skills.
• Enthusiastic and creative self-starter able to work independently or as part of a team.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with staff at all levels of the organisation with a professional and courteous attitude.
• Native level of English and Spanish languages.

Language requirements:

English and Spanish

Level of language required:
Native verbal and written

Required behaviours

Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Application deadline

28 February 2023


Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position

Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week



Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories


United States

Location (City)

Los Angeles

Type of Post

British Consulate General

Number of vacancies


Salary Currency



$28.12 per hour

Start Date

24 April 2023

Learning and development opportunities:

The British Embassy and its US Network is committed to all employees ongoing learning and development needs. We offer a comprehensive platform for personalised learning for everything from soft skill development (communicating with impact, handling difficult conversations, time management) to more technical or professional skills necessary to complete your job (software training, formal qualifications etc.).

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards
• . If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work.
• A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

Additional information

Working patterns

This role is 40 hours a week, but does not require set working hours each day.

Able to accommodate a varied working pattern. The British Embassy and its US Network embraces hybrid working, allowing its staff to typically work from home 2 or 3 times a week. We are an organization that also recognises the critical value of teamwork and we embrace and endorse collaboration by ensuring that all staff attend the office flexibly yet regularly.

Some contact with colleagues in different time zones across the US and in the UK will be required.

The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they a
Torrance CA USA

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