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Media Officer

Category:
Fundraising
Location:
London
Sub-location:
Any
Vicinity:
London
Type:
Fixed Term, Full Time
Salary:
£30,596 to £30,596 per annum
Salary Description:
additional benefits
Posted:
09-Jul-19
Start Date:
asap
Job Ref:
53550

As Media Officer, you will share responsibility for raising the profile of Time to Change across a wide range of audiences and securing target levels of PR coverage across national, regional and specialist media outlets for an incredible mental health charity. Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021.

The Charity
Provide advice and support to empower anybody experiencing a health problems and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of this issue.

The Role
Helping to plan and deliver media strategies, including major national events and campaign milestones and working alongside freelancers and agencies where appropriate.
Proactively seeking out, developing and selling in news stories and feature ideas from a diverse range of national, regional and local projects and initiatives.
Developing and nurturing relationships with key national, specialist and trade journalists across news, features and broadcast.
Responding to major external events, announcements and high-profile policy issues related to stigma and discrimination, including producing press releases and quotes and briefing Time to Change staff members and funding bodies.
Working closely with partners press teams to manage potentially damaging stories, including providing advice and preparing press statements.
Arranging interviews and providing briefings for senior spokespeople, as well as bank of media volunteers.
With support from the Media Manager, researching, writing and distributing press releases to national, regional, local and trade media, and organising press launches and photo-calls (liaising with outside suppliers and agencies).

The Candidate
Demonstrable relevant experience working as a press officer, actively promoting stories to the media and dealing with enquiries from journalists.
Good knowledge of the needs of national and regional media, and proven success at implementing large-scale press and publicity strategies that have secured significant coverage in these media to help achieve organisational goals.
Demonstrable experience of planning, managing and evaluating PR delivery for a complex national organisation or programme of work.
Experience of taking the lead on national launches/stories and delegating work to other team members.
Experience of managing and placing case studies in the media.

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