Media Officer

Location
City of London
Salary
£25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
25 Sep 2018
Closes
04 Oct 2018
Ref
13956171/001
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

This growing organisation is a national charity looking to transform the lives of those affected.

Description

  • Act as first point of contact for media enquiries, ensuring a prompt and professional response as well as reactively managing issues where needed and making the most of opportunities to raise the organisation's profile
  • Monitor key media to identify opportunities for positive coverage and any negative coverage requiring a response
  • Identify and maximise media opportunities for the organisation, building relationships with trade and national journalists
  • Work with the fundraising and research team to proactively maximise media coverage
  • Support the development and delivery of media plans for the charity's events and campaigns
  • Promote the organisation through social media to widen the supporter base and increase the reach of the organisation
  • Support with media monitoring and reporting to demonstrate impact of the media team across the organisation

Profile

Essential

  • Previous experience working in a press team environment and working with national media
  • Proven experience of producing high quality communications for media contacts and external stakeholders
  • Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and political awareness; ability to handle complex and potentially sensitive situations and act as a spokesperson for a national organisation
  • Excellent journalistic skills - proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage
  • Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories
  • Good digital experience and the ability to use social media channels to inspire and engage audiences
  • Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player

Desirable

  • Previous experience working within the charity sector

Job Offer

  • Salary of between £25,000 and £28,000 commensurate with experience
  • Great benefits package

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