CF0554 | £32k pro rata | Freelance, Charity

Immediate need for a Media Officer to join this Big Lottery funded charity. The contract is to run for the next 3 / 4 months with a potential to go permanent. It is a chance to make a real difference and to create lasting change in society. You would join a small, focused team that is compassionate, driven and committed to their work and carry out hands on media relations work, provide editorial and creative support and produce content.
The Role:
• Working closely with programmes and the communications team to provide an integrated communications service
• sell in news stories, comment and feature material to media and advise teams on news value of content
• Manage incoming media enquiries, draft statements and responses as required
• Carry out proactive and reactive media work
• Carry out effective crisis communications work as necessary
• Build and maintain media relationships setting up briefings and meetings
• Ensure media training is in place, and spokespeople are briefed
• Media monitoring
• Support thought leadership and issues campaigns
• Support external engagement programme and corporate branding projects

Skills and Experience required:
• Background in working within communications team of a not for profit or charitable organisation would be useful
• At least two years’ experience of working as a press / media relations officer
• Organisational skills, ability to juggle multiple projects
• Strong on time management and prioritising and able to work to tight deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to absorb often long and complex policy issues quickly and turn them into compelling clear content
• Ability to take initiative and be creative in solving problems
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small team

To apply for this role please send your cv to quoting CF0554

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