Central London. £28,000 – 32,000/annum + benefits + flexible working + 28 days holiday.
Are you a confident communications expert who enjoys autonomy and work-life balance? Be a part of this independent charity and make an impact on children’s future.
Based in central London, this established inspiring education charity enhances the lives of children throughout the UK. The communications team has recently gone through an internal restructuring and is now growing. This is an exciting time to join the organisation to make a real impact in the communications function and to take ownership of some fascinating campaigns and projects. With fantastic benefits, the organisation offers a great work-life balance and employees are being well-looked after.
As the London based In-house Press Officer you will:
- Work closely with the Head of Communications to deliver the organisation’s media strategy
- Create and implement media plans for the charity’s programmes, research findings, reports and corporate messages
- Proactively spot opportunity and ensure the organisation is leading and/or part of relevant conversations in the media
- Pitch stories and ideas to key media, leveraging in-depth knowledge of education, charity and marketing media (print, broadcast and online)
- Provide council and expert knowledge of education, charity and marketing media – both publications and individual journalists
- Create content for press releases, newsletters, interviews, case studies, letters to the media and articles
- Be the first point of contact for all media enquiries
Competencies for this London based In-house Press Officer:
- 3 years+ experience in PR and communications ideally with knowledge and understanding of the UK media landscape relating to education
- Ideally worked in both private and public sectors
- Passionate about education and children
- Have a successful track record of securing media coverage across multiple sectors
- Strong experience in creating and running integrated campaigns
- Outstanding writing skills
- Resilient, confident and strong relationships building skills
- Highly organised, proactive and engaging
- Be creative and innovative
Picture by: Yui Mok / PA Archive/Press Association Images. Roald Dahl’s grandson Luke Kelly reading to a group of children – all of whom are dyslexic and students with the charity Dyslexia Action – during the unveiling of a 10-times oversized bed, designed for masses of children to read and be read to, during the launch of the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival, in London.
Written by Renee Wo, Consultant
Renee specialises in consumer PR and corporate communications. With experience across consumer PR, b2b technology and corporate communications, Renee recruits mid to senior PR professionals into some of the most desirable in-house companies. Some of her clients include Sainsbury’s, Deliveroo, Uber, McDonald’s, Value Retail and Zoopla Group.