Clerkenwell, Greater London
£27,073 - £29,974 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The job of a Media Officer at With You is fast paced and fulfilling. Reporting directly to the Head of Media and Policy, the Media Officer plays a key role in using the media to increase With You’s profile, promote the services that we provide, amplify our influencing and campaigning work and raise awareness of our fundraising activities.

Key duties will include:

  • Generating national and regional online, print, social and broadcast coverage

  • Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation to identify newsworthy media opportunities

  • Responding to breaking news to highlight our services and influence

  • Writing strong media pitches and press materials

  • Working with service users and empowering them to share their experiences with the media

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key journalists, commentators, content creators, celebrities and influencers

  • Creative PR idea generation

  • Project management of PR activity for our key campaigns

  • Evaluating and measuring impact of PR activity

  • Support on media responses to crisis situations

  • Taking turns on the out of hours rota

About you

You will have:

  • Experience working at a PR agency at an Account Manager level or in a busy press office in-house already as an established Press Officer

  • Experience writing press releases, press statements, Q&As, briefings, blogs and opinion pieces

  • Experience planning and managing PR stunts, photo shoots and filming 

  • Experience working with celebrities and/or high profile influencers

  • A results-driven approach, be creative and innovative

  • Ability to analyse and use data and insight to generate media stories

  • Proven ability to generate excellent media coverage across different types of national and local media

  • Experience of project managing PR campaigns

  • Excellent social media skills and experience of using social media to amplify PR activity 

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information quickly and concisely

  • Ability to effectively project manage competing priorities under pressure


For full details about the role, please read the job description and person specification.


Further information

This is a permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.  

Interviews will be held via video conference .

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV with a completed application form by Monday 3rd May containing a personal statement how you meet the personal specification set out in the role description.

About us

We Are With You is one of the UK’s leading charities working across drug, alcohol and mental health support.

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online. 

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people in England and Scotland every year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.


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Refreshed on: 13 April 2021
Closing date: 03 May 2021
Job ref: REQ00466
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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