Communications Officer (PR and media)

About the role

Liaising closely with the campaigns team, the communications officer will be proactive in seeking out and sharing compelling stories to increase engagement and keep our campaigns in the front of audiences minds. 

Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the planning of the annual communications cycle
  • Building relationships with journalists to enhance coverage
  • Seeking out opportunities for the Campaign Manager to speak on national radio or TV
  • Pitching articles to the print press
  • Organising media training for colleagues
  • Working with the team to plan media stunts to raise campaign awareness
  • Writing regular articles for the blog and copy for printed resources
  • Writing and scheduling weekly social media activity on facebook, twitter and Instagram
  • Providing case studies and stories to the team for use in donor reporting 
  • Creating a bank of high quality photographs showcasing each campaign
  • Coordinating the creation of 3 promotional videos 
  • Creating infographics to visually summarise campaigns and increase engagement online
     

Skills and Qualifications

Essential

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar position for a campaigning NGO
  • Advanced level writing skills to be able to produce compelling copy
  • Ability to be creative and original in designing communications
  • Strong persuasion and negotiating skills 
  • Good IT skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Knowledge of basic video editing to prepare videos for social media
  • Full clean driving licence
  • A commitment to our mission to ensure that the UK reaches Net Zero by 2050

Desirable

  • A degree in journalism, English, media or communications
  • An understanding of policy debates around climate change
  • Knowledge of shorthand
  • Experience of working on podcasts

Salary

Salary range for Communications Officer, depending on qualifications and experience £23,000 - £30,000.

Additional information

The role is part of the rota system to covers out of hours media enquiries.

 

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