Are you an enthusiastic, confident and flexible communications professional with strong social media and media relations experience? We need someone able to hit the ground running in our busy communications team.
You'll be working across our press office and social media functions, devising and delivering creative media campaigns that will positively impact the lives across the UK.
The role is varied and includes responding to media queries, developing and pitching creative press stories, forging strong relationships with journalists, developing our case study bank and helping manage our growing social media channels.
About the role
The Communications Officer works within our ambitious and committed Communications and Marketing directorate. We're a passionate, enthusiastic, hard-working bunch who play a key role in helping improve the lives of people in the UK.
Manage the organisation's proactive and reactive media function
Create exciting and engaging integrated communications campaigns
Run our well-respected and growing social media channels
Build and protect the organisation's reputation
Support teams across the organisation with their own communications activity.
As Communications Officer your priority is to communicate the significance of arthritis and the relevance of our work. The role involves:
Proactive and reactive press office and media relations, including out of hours (on rota basis)
Creating content for and managing our social media channels, including out of hours (on rota basis)
Devising and delivering integrated communications activity supporting the organisation's ambitions
Case study management
relevant experience in a media or public relations role (PR agency or in-house)
strong news sense and demonstrable success in achieving national, regional and trade media coverage
experience of adapting a story for different channels eg print, online, broadcast, social
proactive, with an enthusiastic and flexible approach
desirable experience of charity, health, campaigns or research communications