Press Officer

Press Officer

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a unique international medical humanitarian organisation in their search for an experienced Press Officer.

You’ll join a successful communications departments busy press office to raise awareness of the organisation and their impactful work via coverage in the UK and internationally.

As an experienced Press officer you will proactively pitch stories to media to increase news, features and documentary coverage for the charity.

In working alongside another Press Officer and reporting to the Media Manager you will help maintain and identify opportunities to develop new relationships with UK and international media.

A creative storyteller you will research story ideas, source appropriate content and create engaging releases and media assets to generate coverage and awareness.

A confident communicator you will act as the first point of contact for media enquiries, brief spokespeople and facilitate interviews.  

This international organisation provides life-saving emergency relief and longer-term medical care to some of the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world. As an international humanitarian organisation they deliver care based only on need, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political affiliation. The charity have excellent flexible working options, operate a hybrid working style and offer excellent perks such as ‘summer hours’.

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

-        Solid experience working in a busy press office

-        Track record in proactive media with ability to pitch in stories to media

-        Good knowledge of world affairs and understanding of humanitarian issues   

-        Ability to write compelling content and engaging stories to appeal to multiple audiences

-        Understating of how to identify and target key audiences

Location – London

Contract - Permanent 

Salary - £38,826 (including ILW)  

To find out more please email a copy of your CV to Harriett.Stevens@harrishill.co.uk or call 02078207305. This role is accepting applications on a rolling basis and will close once adequate applications have been received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.