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New role created in publisher’s bid to get positive PR for community media

An independent publisher is taking on a new member of staff “make the case for community-owned media” on its patch and beyond.

The Bristol Cable has created the new communications lead job as it aims to highlight and promote “the impact of our journalism”.

The Cable was founded in 2014 and is funded by a membership model paid into by more than 2,700 readers, as well as advertising regulated by an ethical advertising charter.

Its staff team is also “run democratically as a worker co-operative”, with a quarterly print edition published alongside its digital operation.

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The job advertisement for the role states: “We’re looking for a creative, collaborative and articulate communicator to help us grow the impact of our journalism and make the case for community-owned media in Bristol and beyond.”

It adds: “You will drive our communications strategy so we can reach and engage a wider and more diverse audience within the city, and craft compelling digital and print promotional content to grow Cable membership and amplify our impact.

“You will work closely with colleagues across editorial and membership to make both our journalism and our membership offer reach and resonate with people across Bristol.”