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Global Press & PR Manager

Employer
Street Child
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£34,000-£42,000
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job Title: Global Press & PR Manager
Reporting to: Director of Marketing & Communications
Contract Type: Full time (37.5 Hours) Permanent
Principal Location: London (minimum 3 days a week in our London HQ)
Salary: £34,000-£42,000

Part 1: Role Purpose:

The Global Press & PR Manager will play a vital role in growing awareness and exposure of Street Child, working with journalists, editors and media houses to build a consistent and pro-active media presence. Street Child’s Global MMC team is fully integrated into the whole organisation and our primary aim is to raise awareness of Street Child and act as a force-multiplier for fundraising efforts.

The role will explore new media relationships and re-ignite existing contacts, turbo-charging the value press and media generates for Street Child.

This is a role for a high-class media professional with a passion for our mission, great energy, imaginations and fantastic relationship building skills. This role requires an individual who will be based in our London office for a minimum of three days a week.

Tasks include delivering media coverage across global outlets, supporting the delivery of media training and briefings and the management/development of Street Child’s podcast.

Part 2: Key Responsibilities:

Delivering global media coverage (80%):

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with journalists across a range of broadcast, print and digital media outlets, looking beyond mainstream media to deliver global reach.
  • Writing and publishing compelling, engaging press releases
  • Manage and deliver media coverage on key campaigns and initiatives
  • Support on the delivery of media briefings, including for the CEO, where required
  • Lead and deliver PR campaigns, including influencer activations and activity
  • Support the planning and management of overseas and UK trips for the purpose of generating coverage and content, often with journalists or high-profile supporters
  • Be available for out of hours media, this will see you handling media enquiries and proactively pushing out stories at the weekend and out of hours during the week- this is crucial to communicating our rapid responses in a timely manner.
  • Podcast management and development (10%)
  • Develop and implement Street Child’s podcast strategy, aligning it with the broader communications and fundraising goals.
  • Plan, research, and produce engaging podcast episodes, ensuring high-quality content that highlights Street Child’s programmes, impact stories, and key messages. This includes scripting, interviewing, editing, and post-production.
  • Identify, reach out to, and coordinate with potential guests, including Street Child staff, beneficiaries, industry experts, and celebrity supporters. Manage these relationships to ensure a diverse and compelling line-up of interviewees.
  • Monitor and analyse podcast performance metrics, listener feedback, and industry trends. Use insights to continuously improve content quality, format, and reach, ensuring the podcast remains relevant and impactful.
  • Work with the wider team to develop and execute marketing and promotional plans to grow the podcast’s audience.

Strategic support (10%):

  • Working closely with key stakeholders from other departments within Street Child to provide PR support, as well as developing and executing creative ways to deliver Street Child’s objectives.
  • Building high profile, positive awareness of Street Child and our mission across PR; this must help to educate the public and demonstrate the scale of our impact with key external stakeholders.
  • Providing PR support to key moments throughout the year, such as our “Back to School” campaign in order to achieve mass audience engagement
  • Support the Director of Marketing and Comms to protect Street Child’s reputation
  • Working with our programme teams to deliver stories which communicate our impact and highlight our emergency work

Part 3: Person Specification

Attributes /Essential / Desirable

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience working in a busy, high pressure Press Office, in-house or a Marketing/Press Relations agency.
  • Experience in developing and executing PR strategies, across multiple media platforms and with a range of internal/external stakeholders
  • Excellent personal contacts with journalists from a range of global publications and PR/Marketing professionals
  • A strong portfolio of media coverage in a variety of outlets for a wide range of PR initiatives
  • Ability to identify the media hook and shape the key media lines
  • Strong and proven ability to successfully pitch stories to key external contacts and high-profile media professionals Understanding of, and interest in, the international development sector
  • Interest in child education and/or international development
  • Experience in developing podcasts, including editing

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible attitude
  • Exceptional organisation skills with an ability to juggle short-term, tight deadlines with longer term projects
  • Excellent writing skills, including writing engaging press releases, features and comment pieces
  • Commitment to international development and Street Child’s mission
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate with a can-do approach
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable across the wider fundraising team
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to interview

Other:

  • Willing to travel within the UK and overseas to programme locations
  • A commitment and alignment to the values and objectives that Street Child holds

About Street Child:

Street Child began working in Sierra Leone in 2008 with one project for 100 children. In just 15 years we have reached over 1,000,000 children across more than 20 countries. Powerful, imaginative, professional, and at times brave, communications and story-telling have been a key driver in our early development - and will be equally critical if we are to continue to grow our impact for children living in the world's toughest contexts.

Street Child’s commitment to Safeguarding:

Street Child is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff.

As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Company

WELCOME TO STREET CHILD

About Us

We are experts in education, economic empowerment and protection programming. Our interventions are integrated to confront challenges, assuring safety as we afford access to schooling.

By coupling instantaneous change for children with an increase in the capacities of caregivers, communities and schools we support children to be safe, in school and learning in the long term.

Career Opportunities

We’re looking to recruit passionate and dedicated people to help us ensure all children are safe, in school and learning.  

Street Child sees a world where all children are safe, in school and learning. We specialise in supporting children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies: recognising that the complex, compounded challenges that affect them require innovative, integrated interventions.  

Joining the Street Child family means joining a team where you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference; encouraged by the dynamic and innovative approaches we take; inspired and challenged by the pace of growth and the problems we are solving and supported by your colleagues and the organisation to grow and bring your best.

Company info
Location
33 Creechurch Lane
London
London
EC3A 5EB
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