Assistant Media Officer

Assistant Media Officer

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  • Sector:

    Marketing, PR & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £13.46 - 13.46 per hour

  • Contact :

    Dagmara Wolosiuk - DePaula

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7315

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months, 1 Day

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A great opportunity has arisen for a temporary Assistant Media Officer for a mental health related charity in order to support all aspects of the charity s fundraising and campaigning media activities. There will be opportunities to attend relevant events and to develop your PR skills in writing and distributing press releases and statements.
This will be a temporary contract for approximately 1-2 months
Please apply ASAP to Dagmara.Depaula@harrishill.co.uk

Key Responsibilities will include:

Assisting the media team in placing proactive media stories both nationally and locally as required and responding to journalist enquiries and providing information.
Identifying proactive and reactive media opportunities by monitoring and clipping articles from national newspapers on a daily basis, and informing colleagues through production and distribution of daily news bulletins.
Researching and gathering information on external news events, policy developments, campaigns, Government announcements and voluntary sector initiatives, and providing regular reports/planning diaries to Media Officers and other personnel for the purpose of future the charity media work.
Working with the Information Unit to source relevant facts and figures to respond to media queries.
Providing cover for Media Office phones, logging enquiries and informing Media Officers as and when necessary.
Maintaining a database of media case studies and on occasion recruiting new media case studies, particularly people with mental health problems whose experiences reflect the issues highlighted by the charity s campaigning priorities.
Advising media case studies on undertaking media interviews ensuring that they are adequately supported both pre and post media interviews.
Writing and distributing the charity s e-bulletin, which goes out to media volunteers every six weeks.
Supporting the Head of Media with monitoring and evaluating the impact of charity s media work. Monitoring and reporting on the teams engagement of people with lived experience in this work.
Managing the charity s media subscriptions and acting as primary contact with key suppliers for the team (for example the journalist database or clippings service).

In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:

Relevant experience of working, volunteering or completing an internship in a media team environment or commercial PR setting
A demonstrable interest in current affairs and knowledge of UK media.
Experience of carrying out general office duties such as typing, database maintenance, minute taking and managing email correspondence.

A proven high standard of written English, and demonstrable oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work proactively on own initiative, and to work flexibly as part of a team.
Well-developed prioritising skills and the ability to work to tight external and internal deadlines.
Familiarity and confidence in using computer software, such as Outlook, Microsoft Office applications and web applications to fulfil administrative tasks, including experience of maintaining databases and spreadsheets.