Senior Media Officer (6 month FTC)

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
20 Jun 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Media Officer - 6 month FTCWorking for an international charity, the Senior Media Officer will advise on media strategy, lead all interaction with the UK and international media, and support country programmes on media relations. The ideal candidate will have proven ability of implementing and devising media campaigns, work confidently and autonomously and be motivated by the charity's mission. Key responsibilities include:- To drive, develop and implement media strategies to achieve organisational communications objectives, including fundraising appeals, celebrity support, advocacy campaigns and policy work and key corporate partnerships both proactively and reactively as appropriate - To advise staff up to the Chief Executive (in consultation with the relevant manager or Global Head of Media) on communicating through the media, whether proactively or reactively and on the risks and opportunities of external messaging. - To build and maintain excellent relationships with relevant journalists, broadcasters and commentators in the local, UK and international media and widen interest in the charity's work. - To help drive online media work and engage with bloggers, online journalists and social media influencers - To evaluate and report back on key campaigns to the team and rest of the organisation when required - To write copy as required for print and web outlets, in-house or external. - To brief journalists on and off the record, arrange radio and TV interviews where necessary and brief staff in preparation. - To monitor and evaluate media coverage and make recommendations to the managers. - Join the 24/7 on-call rota and be prepared for some work outside normal office hours, such as when preparing for major news stories and international conferences. In order to apply for this role you will have experience of: - Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience - Excellent command of written English to produce written media work of high quality. - Proven experience of working in an in-house press office / PR agency or as a journalist. - Proven experience of liaising with journalists of all levels - Proven ability to devise and implement proactive campaigns with examples or equivalent high profile work as a journalist. - Understanding of how the media can be used as an influencing tool whether to encourage fundraising and engagement or influence decision makers. - Proven ability to think 'outside the box' and so generate a wide range of media coverage - Excellent understanding and working knowledge of online and social media - Ability to handle multiple projects and a variety of work simultaneously - Excellent verbal communication skills. Please get in touch for more information on this opportunity. This is a 6 month contract and the charity are looking to interview and hire ASAP. Please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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