Belfast, Belfast (Hybrid)
Birmingham, West Midlands
London, Greater London
Regional £35,095 - £37,095 per annum/ London £38,252 – £40,252 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for a passionate, proactive and experienced Senior Press Officer to join our media team at Friends of the Earth. You’ll use your excellent comms skills to design and develop media strategies that achieve cut-through in crowded media spaces and support campaigns that deliver wins critical to building a greener future.

Friends of the Earth is the world’s largest grassroots, environmental justice federation with 73 member groups globally. This role will help ensure that the voices of those most at risk and already hardest hit by the climate and nature crises in the UK and overseas are at the centre of our media and comms stories.

Key Skills and Attributes: 

  • Extensive experience pitching and place impactful stories across mainstream UK broadcast, online and print media.
  • Proven relationships with journalists, editors, producers and broadcasters at national, regional and specialist climate and environmental outlets.
  • Ability work well under pressure, to meet tight deadlines and respond quickly to reactive opportunities.
  • In depth knowledge of the UK media landscape and emerging trends.
  • Extensive experience delivering successful news and PR strategies.
  • Proven ability to evaluate and use media monitoring platforms to demonstrate success and performance.
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrable ability to write for different audiences.
  • Proven ability to deliver media training and interviews briefings for colleagues at all levels of an organisation.
  • Experience managing crisis comms and reputational risk. 


The team: 

You’ll be joining a busy and high-performing media team at an exciting time as we roll-out an ambitious new strategy focused on achieving environmental justice in a challenging external context. The team is supporting the delivery of bold new campaigns that respond to the energy crisis and emerging threats of onshore and offshore fossil fuel exploitation.

Closing date: 24 July 2022  

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture.

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and people with long term conditions or impairments: We are committed to eroding these historic barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in, and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at multiple intersections of disadvantage.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

More about Friends of the Earth

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Refreshed on: 06 July 2022
Closed date: 24 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR

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