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Job Description

This is an opportunity to be an integral part of one of the UK's most well-known charities, making a direct difference to children's lives. Positions here don't come up very often, it's a truly inspirational place to work in a high-profile setting where each week will bring a different and exciting challenge. In order to fit in you will be confident, passionate & enthusiastic, dynamic, adaptable and willing to go the extra mile, and comfortable dealing with celebrities - it's a busy role, and hugely rewarding.

As one of two Senior Press Officers, you will take the lead in developing new relationships across all media streams, working internally on innovative ways to deliver forward-thinking communications and media coverage, also handling crisis communications and managing coverage for high profile events.

Overview of main responsibilities:

Managing a Press Officer
Deliver ambitious media strategies to secure national PR coverage to continually increase public awareness of the charity's fundraising need, reinforcing the charity's brand and key messages. Also leading on managing trade press coverage, developing positive relationships with senior journalists, programme makers and editors including briefing and conducting meetings
Lead on promoting digital thinking within the press team - work closely with the digital team to identify new and innovative ways to utilise this space, generating online coverage
Advising relevant teams on media opportunities, liaising with internal teams on communications related to their departments
Work alongside celebrity team to manage media activity, supervising filming and visits to the charity
Handle reactive media enquiries and crisis communications, being aware of risk issues for the charity and taking responsibility for mitigation strategies where necessary
Support and advise end-users and staff in their dealing with the media
Evaluate media and PR activity against set objectives

To succeed in this role you will be confident dealing with senior stakeholders and enjoy a fast-paced environment with the support of a first-class team and senior managers around you. You will ideally have big-brand charity experience, already operating at a senior level, or be an up-and-coming superstar 100% ready for the next step.

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