Media & News Advisor

British Medical Association
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
27 Sep 2021
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Job Details

Media and News Adviser

  • Salary £ 36866. per annum
  •  Job Reference bma/TP/174/187

  Job Overview

The media adviser will support the media team in providing timely, high-quality, professional member and media briefings, drafting press releases and undertaking research for campaigns to ensure that the BMA is well represented in the media on key aspects of health policy and issues concerning the medical profession.

This role will include some specific responsibility for the analysis and reporting of the BMA’s media coverage at a national a regional level and working to help maintain good relations between the BMA and the media at a regional level.

Would you like to join the media team for one of the country’s most prominent health associations? The British Medical Association – a professional association and the largest trade union for doctors is looking for a Media Adviser to join the Media and News Relations team.

Reporting to the Head of Media and News Relations, the Media Adviser will support the team and wider BMA to maintain the Association’s prominent profile in the media, working on the campaigns, briefings and press releases which help put the BMA at the leading edge of key aspects of health and NHS policy.

In addition, this role will have specific responsibility for supporting the BMA’s extensive regional media engagement as well as proactively promoting the work of the BMA as a trade union and professional association.

We’re looking for someone with not only the proven expertise to help draft top level press releases and briefings but who also has good political acumen, with demonstrable understanding of the current policy and political landscape.

Ideally, you will come from a very busy PR or media background, have good and relevant media contacts and be educated to a degree level – preferably with additional qualifications in communications and public relations.

First class news judgement, enthusiasm and the ability to interpret information and know what makes a story newsworthy, as well the ability to keep a level head during a crisis and deal with the media, are also a must.

Why work for us?

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive:

  • Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
  • Additional flexible benefits.

You may be working remotely initially, but we`ll provide all the support you need. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. For any queries please email [email protected].


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Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:
We need your support to make sure our staff come from a variety of backgrounds so we especially welcome applications from disadvantaged communities. Even if you`re not selected, it would be really helpful if you could complete the diversity & inclusion data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we are encouraging a diverse mixture of candidates to apply. Thank you very much.

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