Senior Media Relations Officer - Wales
Location: Home based in south Wales
Salary: Up to £33k dependent on experience + benefits
Contract: Full time, 12 month contract (maternity cover)
Closing Date: Midnight 8th September
Are you a highly-motivated, creative and experienced media professional?
We are looking for an innovative individual with significant experience in regional media relations to join our dynamic, sector-leading team.
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. People with cancer and their families are at the heart of everything we do. Based at home in south Wales, you will exploit and create media and public interest in the work and aims of the charity across the region.
Key responsibilities will include…
- Implementing regional media relations plans, supporting scientific research, health awareness initiatives, fundraising, brand activity and policy & public affairs campaigns.
- Forging close relationships with scientists, clinicians and people affected by cancer
- Writing and selling-in media releases
- Organising photocalls
- Shooting and editing video content for online media using a provided smartphone (training provided).
- Take a coordinating and leading role in the success of the charity's @CRUKCymru Twitter channel.
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To take on this exciting opportunity and help us beat cancer sooner you'll have…
- Significant experience as a senior journalist and as a PR professional, or in an in-house press officer, with a proven track record in proactive media relations
- Ability to make sense of complex science and research papers as we fund some research in Cardiff
- A sophisticated understanding of Wales media and its needs.
- The ability to seek out news stories to engage support
- An appreciation of the role of social media in enhancing media relations
- The confidence to work independently and remotely, and also as part of a geographically-dispersed team.
The successful candidate must have a driving licence and be able to travel when necessary.
All applications should be made via the Cancer Research UK careers website. You will need to create a profile before submitting an application. This involves attaching your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in applying for the role and explaining how you meet the set criteria.
Interviews will take place on the 18th September in Cardiff (please note in your application if you will require some flexibility on this date).