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Farringdon, Greater London
£38,250 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The job of a Save the Children's UK Senior Media Manager is fast-paced and fulfilling.

  • Do you have a successful track record of  driving media coverage with demonstrable results?
  • Do you have proven knowledge of the UK media landscape covering news, consumer and PR?
  • Are you passionate about influencing decision makers to achieve change?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you! 

About Us
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose
Reporting directly to the Head of the News Team, the Senior Media Manager will be responsible for leading a squad of media professionals in the Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department which is responsible for driving political agendas both nationally and globally.

The Senior Media Manager will play a key role in increasing public awareness of Save the Children UK and promoting the work we do with a particular focus on amplifying our policy, research and campaigning work to improve the children we aim to protect.  

The role holder will lead on developing and implementing a mainly UK focused media and PR plan that supports our influencing and corporate objectives and clearly identifies the target audiences and the appropriate communication channels to reach them.

As a key member of the team, the Senior Media Manager will also be responsible for providing training and advice and counsel to ensure we speak with one voice and that our media activities are attuned always to achieving our goals and improving the lives of the children we aim to protect.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The Senior Media Manager will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Senior Media Manager will lead one of our squads and will shape the conversations around our UK focused work, the media strategy and media campaigns. Key duties will focus on:

  • Leading on the development and implementation of a mainly UK media and PR plan that supports our influencing and corporate objectives
  • Providing news leadership around key humanitarian moments on the planned calendar
  • Providing editorial leadership to ensure best media outcomes across the charity
  • Being accountable for excellence for media outputs, across press releases, idea generation
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with key media and internal and external stakeholders
  • Identifying opportunities to deliver corporate communications which promote Save the Children, the organisation, as distinct from Save the Children, the cause
  • Building content and outputs that supports children and families to tell their stories whilst ensuring ethical standards and best practice are maintained
  • Writing influential op-eds for a variety of media platforms
  • Acting as a spokesperson for Save the Children on emergencies and relevant policy areas
  • Protecting Save the Children's reputation, developing and implementing crisis management media strategies and rebuttal as required
  • Taking a turn on the out of hours rota

Person Profile


  • Experience as a senior news journalist or in media handling
  • A strong track record of securing coverage and shifting opinions and perceptions and driving tangible social change through national and international media coverage
  • Solid and demonstrable experience in safeguarding an organisation's reputation
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UK's media landscape in the UK and an up-to-date media contact book


  • Ability to lead teams across different disciplines and coach people to improve editorial content
  • Ability to work fast, effectively and often high pressure, as well as motivating others to do the same
  • Ability to work in occasionally distressing, remote or insecure environments, and support other teams' members to do the same, whilst continuing to deliver high media output
  • Ability to undertake demanding broadcast interviews on difficult issues or write a feature for publication in a national newspaper
  • Ability to effectively tailor communications to different audiences


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Posted on: 28 July 2021
Closing date: 15 August 2021
Job ref: 5416
Tags: Communications, PR,Management
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