Senior Media Manager (News Lead)

Woking, Surrey
£37,306 - £46,000pa
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Senior Media Manager (News Lead)

12 month Fixed term Maternity Contract

£37,306 - £46,000pa

Woking, Surrey

Our planet needs you like never before and as a Media professional there has never been a more exciting time to join WWF in the fight for our world. This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Media Manager to use your expertise gained in news journalism or in media relations to help us build a movement of people who support the fight for our world. We want you to find, gather and tell compelling stories that drive our agenda and show the work we do.

Join us and you will work to inspire action from our target audiences by building our profile and enhancing the media coverage for the key issues we work on.  This will involve supporting the fast-paced delivery of some hard hitting national and regional media activity for the organisation and key campaigns. Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation you will ensure an integrated approach to media news and maximum impact. Whether writing strong national and regional media pitches and press releases or delivering excellent media materials and quality planning, you will be at the heart of the action. Important in this role will be the ability to build and develop a high performing media team.

You must have significant experience as a news journalist or in a busy Press Office and the ability to write a sharp news story at short notice and under pressure. Important too, will be line management experience. You will possess sound editorial judgement and a strong understanding of UK media markets, different audiences, media formats and outlets. Comfortable managing deadlines, you will be good at building relationship and developing links with media. You will also be effective at motivating and coaching teams to maximise their potential. Naturally, you will be passionate about our mission.

If you have demonstrable news journalism experience and the skills expected from a senior media professional, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are why you believe you are suited for the role.

Application closing date : 12/12/2021

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.


Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

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Panda House
Weyside Park, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XR
United Kingdom
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