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Senior Media Officer

PR / Press / Comms
Permanent, Full Time
£29,941 to £32,700 per annum
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Opportunity to join this award winning media team. You will have a track record of creating high impact press coverage across a range of issues, with a good knowledge of UK, national and regional media you will primarily work across policy and public affairs.

The Company Leading health charity

The Role
Develop and deliver proactive media activities to raise the profile of the charity through creative media and analyse and translate complex information into outstanding press materials.
Act as a representative of the media team in internal and external meetings.
Act as first line of response to media enquiries and generate Q&As and brief spokespeople.
Build and maintain relationships with relevant media contacts to inform and strengthen Diabetes UKs media activity and profile.
Recruit and manage media volunteers to pitch powerful human interest stories to relevant media and ensure processes are put in place to communicate and share media activity and good practice internally to maximise opportunities and improve quality.
Develop Q&As and brief spokespeople to ensure UK key messages are effectively and coherently delivered in all media interviews.
Represent the charity to external stakeholders and organisations, including fulfilling public speaking engagements where necessary.

The Candidate
Experience of producing excellent, accurate written copy to tight deadlines
Working in a communications / media / PR setting
Developing, delivering and evaluating PR campaigns
Briefing journalists, and preparing colleagues and supporters for media interviews
The voluntary, charity or health sector
Experience of Crisis management
Line management / supervising colleagues


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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