Press Officer (Maternity Cover)
Full time (37.5 hours), flexible working options considered, FTC up to 12 months
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 (dependent on experience)
Location: Witney, near Oxford
Would you like to work for a vibrant Marketing Communications team that is passionate about growing support for Christians and churches facing persecution?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Press Officer, with exceptional interpersonal skills, to play a key role in raising awareness of the increasing persecution faced by millions of Christians.
Open Doors is a Christian charity, part of Open Doors International, a global NGO network that works in over 60 countries to support and strengthen persecuted Christians. Last year the UK base raised approximately £12 million to provide practical support such as food, medicines, trauma care, legal assistance, safe houses and schools, as well as spiritual support through Christian literature, training and resources.
Working with the PR team, you will be responsible for responding to media enquiries and for building and maintaining contact with journalists; you’ll also enable Open Doors to establish excellent long-term relations with mainstream and Christian media. You will deliver press releases and media packs, write blogs and social media posts, and input into other promotional materials and events that build awareness of Open Doors.
Brilliant written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role and you’ll be able to write confidently for different media, including blogs, social media platforms and press releases. As a committed Christian*, you will have a good understanding of the Christian community and its various denominational expressions throughout the UK & Ireland. Professional, efficient and a good planner, you will be committed to high standards and show exceptional attention to detail.
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills, learn from the best and grow in other areas, too, as we invest in you. If this sounds like your kind of environment to thrive in: God-filled, fun, passionate, and professional - and if you’ve got the talent we need - then we’d love to hear from you.
Closing date: 23 October 2019
Interview: 7 November 2019
*There is an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for this post to be held by an active, practising Christian who assents to our statement of faith.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.