Media Officer

Plan UK
Old Street, London (Greater)
Closing date
2 Oct 2020
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Media Officer to join our fast-paced Media Team, working hard to maximise Plan International UK’s media presence across a variety of UK outlets. We’re raising awareness of issues that affect children, especially girls, all over the world, and we’re making girls’ voices heard with successful campaigns on issues like street harassment, period poverty, trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The Team sits within the newly formed Media and Campaigns Unit, which comprises media and PR, campaigns, youth engagement and partnership communications. The Unit sits within the Communications, Campaigns and UK Programmes Directorate.

This is an exciting time to help shape the future of Plan International UK’s media work, with a new organisational strategy just around the corner, and increasing media interest in girls’ rights and youth activism presenting new opportunities within the media landscape.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and determined team player who will relish being part of an ambitious and creative press office. You’ll know how to tell compelling news stories, create engaging content and build effective relationships with journalists. You’ll work on national PR campaigns to raise the profile of our fundraising and campaigning work, developing your knowledge and expertise to find innovative ways to reach new and existing supporters through the media.

You’ll have some previous experience of working in a busy national press team and/or in a news/media organisation. Through this experience, you will have built relationships with appropriate media contacts, successfully identified and pitched stories, and written engaging copy with a media focus.

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Plan International UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates, so that our workforce can be a good reflection of the world we live in and the children and communities we work with.

The deadline for applications is 9:00 am on 2 October 2020

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 12 October 2020

Due to the nature of our work with children and young people, we follow rigorous child safeguarding policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.

Working with the world’s poorest children to move from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Plan is a global children’s charity. We work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential.

We do what’s needed, where it’s needed most. We do what you would do.

With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

Join the plan to help them keep doing it.

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