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Media Officer

E1, London (Hybrid)
£34,042 per year
Job description

Job title:                    Media Officer

Salary:                        £34,042 per annum

Location:                    5.7 The Loom, 14 Gower’s Walk, London, E1 8PY (UK Hybrid Working)

Contract/Hours:         35 hours per week, Full Time, Permanent


  • 33 days of holidays including bank holidays plus Christmas office closure.
  • Option to buy or sell holiday days.
  • Generous pension scheme of up to 10% employer contribution.
  • Bike loan scheme for the purchase of a new bike.
  • LinkedIn Learning with an extensive number of courses available.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Fairtrade Foundation is recruiting for a Media Officer to work within the media section of the Public Affairs Team on the development and delivery of media strategies and campaigns.  You will need to build and maintain relationships with print, broadcast, and digital media outlets, to ensure impactful coverage of Fairtrade and its positive impact for producers. 

The role is a vital and highly visible one within the Foundation. You will join a small high performing team that creates, develops, and promotes compelling stories about Fairtrade to increase awareness of Fairtrade's work, our mission and help influence for a fairer trade system, as well as playing a key role in events such as the Fairtrade Fortnight. You will have excellent writing skills, along with experience of working in a busy press office dealing directly with journalists and managing the external media monitoring and press clippings services. You will often be first point of contact for journalist enquiries. You should also have experience of using web content management systems and specialist journalist contact databases. If you have experience of organising events for journalists with the aim of securing media coverage, that’s great, but it’s not essential.

It’s an exciting time to join the Fairtrade Foundation – we are about to celebrate 30 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK. Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal.

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers around the world. Globally, across all Fairtrade members, we share a vision of a world in which all farmers and workers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future. To achieve this we connect disadvantaged farmers and workers with consumers, promote fairer trading conditions, and empower farmers and workers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control of their lives.

The Fairtrade Foundation is an equal opportunities employer, offers flexible working and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQ+ candidates and from candidates with disabilities, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for producers and farmers around the world.


Closing date: 10am, 21 June 2024

Interviews will take place: 4 July 2024

Posted by
The Fairtrade Foundation View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 07 June 2024
Closed date: 21 June 2024 at 10:00
Job ref: Media Officer
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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