Location: Manchester (preferred) or London. Staff are currently working remotely
Salary: Starting salary of £30,177 (2020 cost of living increase included)
Contract type: Fixed-term 12 months (Maternity cover)
Hours: 3 days per week
Benefits: 7.5% employer matched pension after probation; flexible working; 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays and Christmas break) increasing by one day per year worked, after 2 years of service; and generous staff development package
Reporting to: Head of Media
Application deadline: 23.59pm, 16th August 2020
Interviews: For successful applicants, interviews will be held week commencing 31st August
About the role:
The New Economy Spokesperson Network is a project to train up and substantially boost the number of progressive, diverse voices in the mainstream media. We have begun building our regional media presence outside of the national and London base, starting in Manchester and the North West. This role will be responsible for recruiting spokespeople and establishing strong media contacts across the North West region, implementing the lessons of our recent regional communications review, alongside managing this project.
You will act as a Press Officer for members of the network, including identifying broadcast opportunities, being in regular contact with spokespeople to help them develop messaging on key issues and proactively contacting outlets to get our spokespeople into broadcast and print.
In short you will be both a press officer and a media trainer.