Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£25,000 - £29,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Minimum 20 hours per week, Full-time
Job description

Main Purpose

Within a newly restructured department, this is an exciting role taking main responsibility for planning and executing media relations initiatives. Proactively seeking out opportunities to drive fundraising and increase the general public engagement. To involve our storytellers and thought leaders on relevant and timely issues of public interest. You will possess a great ‘news sense’ and ability to think creatively to get ‘cut through’ in the media and will be able to jump on and maximise opportunities.

Working across our USA based, Global Brand Team, and the UK team, you must have an interest in working with consumer media, have experience of working with national press and planning large public-facing campaigns and the desire to work in a fast-paced team committed to making a difference.

Main Responsibilities

  • Cultivate relationships with national & International media outlets to drive visibility of the brand.

  • Create and maintain media contact lists.

  • Develop and implement creative methods to seize targeted opportunities.

  • Research, develop and execute media placement in line with Media Strategy

  • Develop and pitch news and stories to the media.

  • Draft press releases, briefings, talking points, and other written content.

  • Utilize tools for research to help inform media placement decisions.

  • Plan and coordinate media events and manage media relations activities.

  • Track and analyse media metrics.

  • Assure positive reviews, glowing recommendations, and interest in the brand.

  • Work with agency partners.

  • Coordinate planning and messaging with social media teams to ensure consistency.

  • Keep informed about trends and translate relevant developments into the adapted plan of action.

  • Work in collaboration with Global Brand Team based in Texas to maximise the visibility of the brand related to the Global Mercy Europe visit, with a dotted line report to the International Media Liaison.

  • Other duties as are within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Chief Executive.

  • The post holder will actively follow Mercy Ships UK policies.

  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of work at Mercy Ships UK and International.

As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the post holder.

Posted on: 18 November 2020
Closed date: 10 December 2020
Tags: Communications, PR