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Assistant Media Officer x 3 (December 2019 - April 2020)

Posted: 13 Nov 2019 Closes: 20 Nov 2019
Vauxhall, London 23,000 - 25,000
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The Assistant Media Officer supports the Media team in the planning and delivery of creative, national and regional media strategies for Sport Relief, that inspire the nation to get involved and highlight how donations are spent in the UK and around the world.  This role will also support the efficient running of the Comic Relief press office function, which may include updating media lists, activating press release target emails, calling to pitch story ideas to media, morning press update, setting up interviews and handling in-bound journalist enquiries.

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Work alongside Senior Media Officers and Media Officers to assist planning and delivery of creative national and regional media strategies that feed into and support wider organisational objectives

  • Support the day-to-day running of an efficient press office, managing inbound media interest and ensuring a smooth process from start to finish

  • Support the Media team management systems and processes – this includes the daily press update for internal stakeholders, monitoring coverage, saving coverage, creating coverage reports and team rotas

  • Maintain press mailing lists

  • Write engaging copy including press releases, briefing documents, photo-call invitations and quotes for media outlets and talent

  • Set up media interviews, write briefing materials and attend interviews when required (this might be out of London on occasion)

  • Work directly with Comic Relief funded projects, and the people they support, to show the positive impact donations make. This may involve supporting the setting up and managing of visits with journalists, influencers, and high-profile supporters

  • With guidance, support PR agencies and help them deliver Sport Relief activity around the country

  • Be flexible and support the wider Media team with ad hoc tasks as directed, such as delivering PR events, launches, attending shoots to gather media assets and pitching stories to media

Essential Education:

  • Some experience of working in PR roles

  • You are likely to be a Junior Account Executive or similar in a PR agency or an Assistant Media Executive or similar in house

 

Key Competencies:

  • Proven experience of working on national and/ or regional media campaigns

  • Strong organisational and admin skills

  • Excellent writer

  • Good media relations and confidence to approach journalists with story ideas

  • A strong team player, used to juggling multiple projects 

  • Passionate and strong understanding of our mission

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