Senior Media Officer
Shelter is looking for an accomplished media professional with relevant experience gained in a busy press, PR or media environment to join us as a Senior Media Officer and play a vital role within a high performing team at the heart of the organisation.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
The Media team is a key element of our Communications, Policy and Campaigns division and has a heritage of delivering ground breaking campaigns in a dynamic, news-driven environment. The stakes are high: there’s a growing housing crisis in our country affecting all sorts of people – from homeless people on the streets or in temporary accommodation, to those renting expensive, poor quality homes. It's fair to say then that we have an enormous responsibility to promote our cause and lobby for both government and public support. In short, achieving a high impact in the media is ‘mission critical’ – and you’ll help us do just that.
About the role
This is a unique opportunity to get involved in all aspects of our media work. That means helping to develop and implement Shelter’s media strategy by promoting the charity’s services, campaigning and fundraising initiatives. It also means devising, managing and supervising a range of campaigns and initiating media coverage by creating and selling ideas to journalists. Writing media releases, articles and copy, identifying and responding to stories as they break and providing media expertise and strategic advice to colleagues - you’ll get to do all of this. And, when it comes to briefing senior staff, building a rapport with journalists, producers and media professionals or deputising for the media manager, again, we'll count on you to deliver.
As well as a results-driven approach, you can bring lots of creativity and innovation, excellent relationship building skills and the ability to respond swiftly to change. You also have an impeccable track record gained dealing with journalists and managing complex media projects. Proactive, commercially aware and a genuine team player, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas either. Above all, you’re keen to play your part in helping to bring about positive change to one of the country’s biggest social issues.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, but Part-time 3-4 days per week considered
Closing date: Sunday 9th December 2018 at 11.30pm
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.