This is an important role for Reset as you will be working with all members of the team to identify compelling stories about our work that demonstrate the life-changing benefits of community led welcome of refugees.
You’ll be gathering and sharing stories from across our streams of work with communities to reach and engage with a wider audience. You’ll package and pitch stories to a variety of media outlets to generate interest in Reset’s work and influence the positive understanding and perception of refugee welcome across the UK.
You will also be responsible for supporting media enquiries and building effective relationships with journalists. Working as part of our small Communications and External Affairs team, you will play a key role in protecting and enhancing Reset’s reputation and that of community led welcome.
The amazing people we get to work alongside have demonstrated time and again that welcoming refugees can have hugely positive impacts on neighbourhoods, communities and for individuals. Your work will amplify their stories to inspire others to get involved and make the UK a welcoming place for all who seek safety here.
These responsibilities are indicative of the role, but please note that our work changes based on the needs of those welcoming refugees.
- Identifying and gathering stories (approx 50% of your time)
- Identifying and pitching media opportunities with print, online and broadcast journalists (approx 30% of your time)
- Responding to media enquiries (approx 10% of your time)
- General administrative tasks, including monitoring and reporting on your work (10% of your time)
You are going to be a highly organised person who is a confident communicator. You’ll ideally have some experience of working with the media and creating engaging content for various channels.
- Excellent communication skills
- Digital and social media skills and experience
- Understanding of data protection requirements when sharing people’s stories
- Highly personable and confident about creating and developing collaborative relationships
- Experience or knowledge of refugee resettlement programmes
- Experience of working in a communications or media role
- Working as part of a small team
Applications must include a cover letter explaining why you feel you would be great at this role. Any applications without a cover letter won't be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.