Carter Ferris
London (Central), London (Greater)
£32,000 pro rata
27 Sep 2019
27 Oct 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Immediate need for a Media Officer to join this Big Lottery funded charity. The contract is to run for the next 3 / 4 months with a potential to go permanent. It is a chance to make a real difference and to create lasting change in society. You would join a small, focused team that is compassionate, driven and committed to their work and carry out hands on media relations work, provide editorial and creative support and produce content.

The Role:

  • Working closely with programmes and the communications team to provide an integrated communications service
  • sell in news stories, comment and feature material to media and advise teams on news value of content
  • Manage incoming media enquiries, draft statements and responses as required
  • Carry out proactive and reactive media work
  • Carry out effective crisis communications work as necessary
  • Build and maintain media relationships setting up briefings and meetings
  • Ensure media training is in place, and spokespeople are briefed
  • Media monitoring
  • Support thought leadership and issues campaigns
  • Support external engagement programme and corporate branding projects

Skills and Experience required:

  • Background in working within communications team of a not for profit or charitable organisation would be useful
  • At least two years’ experience of working as a press / media relations officer
  • Organisational skills, ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Strong on time management and prioritising and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to absorb often long and complex policy issues quickly and turn them into compelling clear content
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in solving problems
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small team

To apply for this role please send your cv to quoting CF0554

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