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Media Officer

Employer
The Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Can you spot a news angle a mile off? Can you craft compelling statements and press releases that will grab journalists' attention? We're looking for a Media Officer to join our talented team, dedicated to transforming the lives of millions of people in the UK living with lung disease who need us now more than ever. You'll be a confident communicator who enjoys being proactive and tapping into the news agenda to raise awareness and influence change. You'll be joining the charity at an exciting stage of their development, and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic and friendly media team.One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease. As the only UK charity for people affected by all lung and respiratory diseases - from asthma through to COPD - Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation is here for every one of them. We provide support, fund vital research, and campaign for better prevention, treatment and care.Working with the Senior Media Officer, you would be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating high impact and on-message integrated media campaigns that ensure lung health remains at the top of the news agenda. You will have the opportunity to work across a varied portfolio of work including our campaigning work on air pollution, promoting health advice, as well as promoting our key fundraising events.This role is varied and every day is different. You could be interviewing a case study, briefing spokespeople for a TV appearance, arranging a celebrity interview, writing a feature for a national newspaper or digging out a story from survey data.We are looking for someone who has experience working in a busy press office or as a journalist, who is proficient at managing competing priorities and able to turn around attention-grabbing press materials to tight deadlines.You will have strong contacts with a range of journalists and excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills. You will have experience in creating compelling content for traditional and social media channels and you will understand what makes key influencers - and the channels they use - tick.As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a range of benefits including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), membership of a health cash plan, employee assistance programme, cycle-to-work scheme, interest-free annual season Travelcard loan and pension scheme.This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an organisation committed to supporting everyone whose life is changed by lung disease.Please ensure the file name for your CV and application form includes your full namePlease note that CVs in isolation and any applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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