Senior Media Officer

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
08 November 2018
Closes
06 December 2018
Ref
13956171/001
Contact
Jay Salvemini
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This person will be responsible for the delivery of the organisation's media relations programme and maximising media coverage across national, consumer and social media.


Client Details

This growing organisation is a national charity looking to transform the lives of those affected.


Description

* Act as first point of contact for media enquiries, ensuring a prompt and professional response as well as reactively managing issues where needed and making the most of opportunities to raise the organisation's profile
* Monitor key media to identify opportunities for positive coverage and any negative coverage requiring a response
* Identify and maximise media opportunities for the organisation, building relationships with trade and national journalists
* Work with the fundraising and research team to proactively maximise media coverage
* Support the development and delivery of media plans for the charity's events and campaigns
* Promote the organisation through social media to widen the supporter base and increase the reach of the organisation
* Support with media monitoring and reporting to demonstrate impact of the media team across the organisation


Profile

Essential

* Previous experience working in a press team environment and working with national media
* Proven experience of producing high quality communications for media contacts and external stakeholders
* Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills
* Tact, diplomacy and political awareness; ability to handle complex and potentially sensitive situations and act as a spokesperson for a national organisation
* Excellent journalistic skills - proactively identifying, developing and pitching stories and features to secure and widespread media coverage
* Creative approach with a proactive attitude to finding and telling compelling stories
* Good digital experience and the ability to use social media channels to inspire and engage audiences
* Self-motivated and ability to use initiative, but also a strong team player



Desirable

* Previous experience working within the charity sector


Job Offer

* Salary of between £30,000 and £32,000 commensurate with experience
* Great benefits package

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