As Digital Communications and Engagement Officer you will be at the forefront of an exciting charity who have been funding medical breakthroughs for over 65 years. You will be responsible for a breadth of comms activities including leading content strategy online across a range of digital platforms and offline including selling in ideas to media and developing national media stories.
The ideal candidate will have experience in medical research or scientific research or pharmaceutical based communications and be a confident copywriter in order to hit the ground running, and to add immediate impact to a small, dynamic team. The organisation offer a supportive working environment, and the opportunity to navigate your own ideas and push boundaries.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Develop digital content plans for warm audiences to reflect relevant subject areas for the charity as well as support fundraising appeals.- Develop engaging communication packages of research which can be used by fundraising staff to communicate with their varied audiences.- Produce multimedia content, including video stories, infographics, blog posts, web stories and other content to support charity activity.- Grow our social channels- To act as the charity’s focal point for media activity on medical research and to nurture productive relationships with journalists and researchers.- To source, develop and manage relationships with families and write up their stories to provide copy for fundraising appeals, publications, social media and so on.
Your previous experience:
- Proven ability to write about medical research and complex issues clearly and effectively.- Ability to identify and translate interesting stories from research findings.- Experience of developing, implementing and evaluating content plans covering digital platforms.- Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools to help understand how digital and social activity is performing.
The role is to be based in Horsham, Sussex with generous flexible home working. In line with government guidelines the charity are currently all working from home, however they hope they will be back in the office in the Spring, and you will need to be in the office 2 days a week.
Salary £33,000. Benefits include 22 days annual leave plus additional closure days between Christmas and New Year and a Group Flexible Retirement Plan.
The charity will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please get in touch ASAP to start the conversation. Firm closing date of 21st December.
Interviews will take place via zoom, as soon as they hear from a suitable candidate.
If this sounds like an opportunity well suited to you, and you’d like to find out more about the role, the team and the culture, then please do get in touch by emailing your CV to Hannah.email@example.com or calling 02078207305.