Press Officer (Corporate and Fundraising Communications)
Salary: £29,750 per annum
Location: Stratford office-based, London with flexible working opportunities
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 35 per week
Application deadline: Wednesday 20th January 2021, 23:59pm
Application method: CV and cover letter
Interview: date TBC, interviews will be over video conference
A bit about us
Our purpose at Cancer Research UK is to speed up progress in research and beat cancer. The pioneering work we do into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives, but we still have a long way to go. That's where you come in…
A bit about the role
We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a minimum 2 years' communications experience to join our Corporate and Fundraising Comms team. As part of the Communications department, the Corporate and Fundraising Comms team tells the story of Cancer Research UK through the media to help build understanding of our purpose and support for our work.
As a press officer, you'll plan, prepare and execute communications activities and campaigns that support the charity's fundraising and corporate activities. We're looking for someone with experience and/or understanding of corporate comms as this role will focus on our fundraising, corporate and philanthropy comms. Reporting into the senior manager, you'll join a team of senior press officers and press officers with a range of communications skills and backgrounds.
What are some of the things you can you expect to be doing? (Full list in candidate pack link below)
Work on communications campaigns and events; drafting and executing comms plans, and creating press materials, with support from a senior officer or senior manager?
Help devise bold, ambitious content, feature and story ideas to sell-in to national media and use across multiple comms channels ?
Build relationships with journalists and key opinion leaders to ensure Cancer Research UK is front-of-mind and the go-to charity for comments, info and stories related to cancer and/or fundraising
Receive and respond to media enquiries in a timely manner, including news desk duties, and advise/brief spokespeople on media opportunities?
Assist with crisis comms issues, drafting media lines and updating key stakeholders
Liaise with comms colleagues on the development and roll-out of media stories and campaigns to ensure the right comms channels are used and key audiences are reached
What are some the key skills we're looking for? (Full list in candidate pack link below)
Minimum 2 years' experience working in PR, either in-house or agency
Experience in corporate PR, or able to demonstrate an understanding of corporate PR
A good knowledge of media landscape
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to find creative ways to publicise our corporate and fundraising initiatives
Able to identify and solve problems with minimal guidance
Can provide routine advice, guidance and support to colleagues and key stakeholders
Accountable for a busy workload while receiving a moderate level of supervision and direction from management
Able to prioritise day-to-day tasks and make decisions within established guidelines and policies; can allocate time to meet deadlines
Can explain information clearly and encourage colleagues to understand different points of view
If the above sounds like you, and for the full role profile, please see our candidate pack here: