Overview: Media Officer job vacancy in Not Specified recruiting now
Employer: Rewilding Britain
Location: Not Specified, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain – reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis. Established in 2014 as the only national rewilding charity in Britain, our mission is to champion rewilding, acting as a catalyst for debate and action and demonstrating the power of nature to address the enormous threats we face.
We are looking for an experienced and creative media relations officer with enthusiasm and drive to support our mission. Your role will be to work with our senior media consultant and small Engage team to develop and deliver a programme of media coverage which will build Rewilding Britain’s reputation and impact.
You should have excellent writing and organisational skills, and proven expertise in delivering inspiring, on-message, effective media coverage.
Reporting into our Head of Brand and Comms, you will be a keen and collaborative member of our small Engage team. You will be comfortable working autonomously and remotely, with a suitable home office working environment and equipment. We hope you will share our passion and have some expertise in conservation and ecology, particularly rewilding.
To apply, please send your CV, a statement or letter explaining why you are the right person for the job, and a one-page summary on the ‘Five steps I would take to make a success of this role’ by 5pm on Monday July 4th. We aim to hold interviews via Zoom in the week commencing July 25th.
Purpose: To enhance our Engage team, with a specific remit to support and deliver a programme of media activity to build Rewilding Britain’s reputation and impact.
Reports to: Head of Brand and Comms, with a dotted line to senior media consultant.
Writing media materials
Writing press releases, letters for publication and position statements/quotes, working with colleagues, with accuracy and attention to detail.
Uploading press releases to the website.
Writing briefing notes – key messages and lines to take – for interviewees.
Writing features and blogs for publication, including our and others’ websites.
Drafting Q&A documents and drafting messages by audience.
Managing incoming media enquiries
Monitor the Media email inbox, triaging requests and responding verbally and in writing to media enquiries, in liaison with our senior media consultant
Providing images, logos or other content for media, sourcing case studies as required.
Arranging interviews and briefing staff beforehand to ensure messages are accurate and effective.
Proactively driving media coverage
Developing media plans on key issues.
Distributing media releases and position statements.
Calling key media to sell-in stories.
Building and nurturing relationships with key media contacts, bloggers and freelancers/commentators.
Contributing media expertise to wider communications and project plans.
Generating ideas to obtain media coverage.
Monitoring media coverage
Maintain media contacts list, growing our list of contacts which ranges from editors and senior journalists to bloggers, podcasters and influencers/commentators.
Tracking, monitoring and reporting on media activity to prove impact and maximise effectiveness.
Preparing media evaluation reports – by project or issue, and for quarterly/annual corporate reporting.
Keep ahead of latest thinking in rewilding and related ecological issues, including in relevant legislation, policy and practice development.
Keep ahead of innovation and developments in media relations particularly related to charity communications and conservation issues.
Collaborate, support and liaise with team members to ensure the team is happy and productive.
Represent the organisation in the media occasionally.
Skills and experience
Good experience in a similar media relations role, with evidence of success
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good understanding of current media tools, landscape and trends
Familiarity with media reporting and other monitoring tools
Good problem solver, proactive and creative, and able to work well autonomously
Knowledge of rewilding, conservation/environment
Experience in the rewilding, conservation or ecology sector
Good understanding of relevant policy, practice and legislation – and how it is covered in the media
Experience working remotely
Understanding of charity campaigning
Driven and highly organised
Positive collaborative attitude
Flexible, proactive and open to change
Ability to work effectively from home
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a tight-knit remote team
Creative approach to problem solving
Thrive in a rapidly changing environment
Terms and Conditions
Contract: This is a permanent contract, ideally full time, though we are happy to discuss reduced hours if necessary. Salary is £32-36k depending on experience (pro rata) plus our standard benefits (e.g. 25 days holiday pro rata).
There will be some freedom for the person to determine their own working arrangements each week, within limitations, providing the work is delivered.
Reporting lines: Reports to Rewilding Britain’s Head of Comms and Brand, dotted to media consultant.
Start date: to be confirmed – but as soon as feasible
Location: All staff work from home, using technologies to connect the team virtually, so you will need a suitable home office working environment and equipment. We meet face to face when necessary in different parts of the UK, and for regular all-staff sessions.
Equality in employment: Candidates will be shortlisted and selected according to suitability for the post without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
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