Media Officer - Leading Animal Charity (Contract)

Blue Cross
London (Central), London (Greater)
£24,080 - £28,000 pro rata plus benefits
12 Sep 2018
09 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Media Officer - Leading Animal Charity (Contract)
Pimlico, London
Are you looking to take on an exciting, new challenge as a Media Officer? Want to support the success of an ambitious charity that’s been helping animals since 1897? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

About Us 

Blue Cross are one the UK’s leading rehoming organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

Now, we’re looking for a Media Officer to join us on a three month contract. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £24,080 - £28,000 pro rata plus London Weighting Allowance (£3,954 pro rata) 
- Pension 
- Employee Assistance Programme 
- Company sick pay 
- Life insurance 

This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise the profile of a forward-thinking charity and get involved with a broad range of media and PR activities. 

For over 100 years, we have provided a voice to those who don’t have one and campaigned for every pet to enjoy a healthy life and happy home. In this key role, you will have the chance to directly contribute to our ongoing success and help us to support animals in need for years to come.   

The Role 

As the Media Officer, you will secure widespread media coverage to raise our profile and effectively communicate our aims and objectives while protecting our reputation. 

About You 

To join us as a Media Officer, you’ll need: 

- Experience as a Media Officer or Media Assistant, ideally gained in a charity environment 
- A track record of quickly identifying, developing and pitching national news stories and/or implementing creative ideas in the planning and delivery of national PR campaigns 
- Excellent news writing and communication skills 
-The ability to build rapport and productive relationships with internal and external contacts, including high profile supporters and celebrities, to maximise the impact of campaigns 
- At a minimum, A Levels (or equivalent)

Ideally, you will have a degree level qualification in journalism or media, but this isn’t essential. 

Other organisations may call this role Media Officer, PR Officer, Public Relations Officer, Media Assistant, Marketing Communications Executive, Journalist, PR Executive, Reporter or Communications Executive. 

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 
So, if you are looking to take on a highly rewarding contract as a Media Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday