The new vacancy, posted on the Conservatives website this morning, advertises itself as a “unique opportunity” to work at the heart of the British government. The role will require the successful candidate to communicate with the UK on behalf of Mr Johnson.
In addition, whoever holds the post will become a senior Downing Street official, able to issue with Prime Minister with policy advice.
The job posting claims it is a highly demanding position, and it will require the candidate to speak to millions of Britons every day.
However, although the criteria are strict, anyone can apply for position right now.
The job posting reads: “The successful candidate will become a trusted political adviser to the Prime Minister and member of the senior team at Downing Street, reporting into the Prime Minister’s Director of Communications.
“You will represent the government and the Prime Minister to an audience of millions on a daily basis, across the main broadcast channels and social media, and have the chance to influence and shape public opinion.”
Whoever holds the position will be required to regularly deliver televised speeches to the media.
In addition, they will have to report back to the Prime Minister and other Downing Street officials with media advice.
The Conservatives say the role will be particularly suited to an experienced media professional with a desire to work with senior officials and a strong grasp of foreign and British policy.
According to Mr Johnson, plans for the new briefings have been inspired by the government’s daily coronavirus briefings.
He told LBC Radio the coronavirus broadcasts proved Britons wanted “direct engagement” with the government.
However, while the White House briefings are delivered by Mr Trump, the Prime Minister himself will not generally be presenting the UK’s broadcasts.
This responsibility will instead fall to a representative – though Mr Johnson said he would be “popping up from time to time.”
It is understood the UK’s new briefings will begin some time in October.
The UK’s daily coronavirus briefings started on March 16 after the government faced criticism over its lack of transparency, the BBC reports.
These ended on June 23, though briefings will still take place as and when they are needed.
Similarly, daily briefings in the US were resumed on July 20, having initially stopped towards the end of April.