Digital Communications Assistant – Summer internship– Clare Haughey MSP

Digital Communications Assistant – Summer internship– Clare Haughey MSP Remote

Scottish National Party (SNP)
Full Time Remote 26717 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Clare Haughey MSP (Rutherglen Constituency) has a Fixed Term, Part-time vacancy for a final year or recently graduated Digital Communications student to work with her Constituency team over the summer academic break to help enhance and expand her digital reach and highlight both her Parliamentary and constituency work. The Digital Communications Assistant will work closely with Clare’s Press and Communications Officer to develop and deliver consistently high-quality digital content.

Location: Rutherglen – with scope for hybrid working from home

Salary: From £26,717 (pro-rata) Hours: Part time – 21 hours per week. This job is a 0.6 full time equivalent post) Fixed term June – September 2023


  • Delivering digital communications operations for Clare Haughey MSP
  • Leading on the creation and editing of high-quality video content for multiplatform communications and broadcast output
  • Producing highly engaging graphics, digital assets for live publishing in line with weekly communications schedule
  • Knowledge of using original content to grow audiences on video channels including but not limited to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter including live spaces
  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on social media output and trends to inform content strategy
  • Developing creative new engagement methods for social media accounts
  • Maintaining and growing social media presence
  • Participate and help oversee robust forward planning to identify content opportunities and plan ahead inclusive of risk assessments, seeking permissions and liaising with Clare and colleagues
  • Supporting the wider work of the office team
  • Contributing to content creation for website and mailing list
  • Supporting the development of local strategies and creation of localised content

About You


  • Should be studying for a professional qualification in video and / or digital content creation and demonstrate exceptional shooting and editing skills.
  • Be comfortable working to deadlines
  • Knowledge of using original content to grow audiences on video channels including but not limited to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter including live spaces
  • Experience of writing scripts, storyboarding and preparing colleagues for speaking to camera across a range of content types
  • Experience managing social media accounts across a range of digital platforms including overseeing best practice of publishing times, tone of voice and fact based content choices using analytics
  • Ability to work quickly to prioritise tasks and complete them in a timely manner
  • A flexible approach to working, with the ability to work as part of a small team and on own initiative
  • A good knowledge of the Scottish political system


  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends to support visits and events.
  • An original approach to content production mindful of working environment and expectations
  • Basic knowledge of creating graphics and other templates using platforms such as Canva or similar

Applications in the form of a C.V. with a covering letter describing your skills and experience in relation to the requirements of the position should be emailed to:

[email protected]

Closing Date for applications – 5pm Friday 2nd June 2023

Digital Communications Assistant – Summer internship– Clare Haughey MSP
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Alex Salmond
$1 to $5 million (USD)
1 to 50 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Civic, Welfare & Social Services
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