British Heart Foundation

Senior Media Officer

Up to £35000 per annum + benefits
19 Mar 2019
02 Apr 2019
6592 (400080)
Full Time
Contract Type
Are you an experience Press/Media Officer? Do you have strong writing skills and enjoy selling in a story?

If you are, you could be just the person we need here at the BHF.

About the role

A rare job opportunity has arisen to join our high performing and dynamic Media team for a talented and creative Senior Media Officer.

For over 50 years our research has saved lives. We've broken new ground, revolutionized treatments and transformed care. But heart and circulatory disease still kills one in four people in the UK; that's why we need you.

You'll take the lead on a variety of high profile media campaigns which drive awareness of heart and circulatory diseases, as well as the BHF's leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory diseases whilst working closely with colleagues across the BHF on campaigns designed to influence decision makers in government and the NHS.

You'll also have an eye for great news stories and will be an expert at bringing them to life through a wide range of media.

About you

Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, you'll have experience of planning and delivering national media campaigns and strong operational experience of a press office. With great writing skills and the ability to sell in stories, you'll have good contacts in national and health trade media and will have extensive experience in briefing spokespeople.

You'll have strong prioritisation skills with the ability to manage a diverse workload, juggling numerous projects at any one time and ensuring deadlines are met. Able to build positive, cooperative working relationships both internally and with journalists, you'll have good negotiation skills and will be able to manage relationships with tact and diplomacy.

This varied role would suit an enthusiastic media professional with superb interpersonal and communications skills who can demonstrate a strong track record of writing fluently and persuasively for a range of audiences.

About us

We research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular Dementia, Diabetes and many more. All connected, all under siege. Because our research is the promise of future cures and treatments.

How to apply

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria.

Please note that interviews will take place on 10 and 11 April 2019 at our head office in London.

The British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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