London arts complex the Barbican Centre is hunting for a
replacement for press and PR head Valerie Gillard, who is retiring after
18 years with the centre. Reporting to Barbican public affairs director
Ruth Hasnip, the post is responsible for a team of five press officers.
Hasnip has redefined the role for the new recruit, moving it away from
day-to-day management of campaigns. ’I want us to be more strategic
about the Barbican brand and how best to communicate it to all our
target audiences. It is a repositioning of the role,’ Hasnip said.