Media and External Affairs Officer
Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Anonymous
Full time, Permanent Role
Business in the Community - the Prince's Responsible Business Network - exists to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. We are a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent.
You'll help establish Business in the Community as the leading voice of responsible business by maintaining and building on Business in the Community's profile in the media and developing relationships with key external stakeholders. The role is focused on our campaigns, working on issues such as the role of business in building healthy communities, preparing young people for the workplace and SME resilience in the event of natural disasters and cyber-attacks.
You will support the delivery of a media strategy to increase visibility of the charity, and the issues we address with our members, to key external stakeholders.
Experience and skills:
You will support the Media and External Affairs team and take responsibility for delivering media and external affairs activity for Business in the Community's Education, Place and Business Emergency Resilience Group campaigns.
Strong knowledge and understanding of media landscape
Expertise to develop innovative, proactive media tactics including digital/social channels
Understanding of and experience in the use of main social media platforms
Inter-personal skills for developing relationships with media and other external stakeholder representatives, handling difficult situations and advising people within the organisation
Excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to write compelling copy
Reliable, quick to spot stories and opportunities and react to them
Lots of energy, enthusiasm and drive to make a difference
Knowledge of or an interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR)
The role will involve close collaboration with colleagues in the wider Communications team.
We position Business in the Community as the trusted authority and voice of responsible business through being the first port of call for journalists on responsible business issues, being a respected and widely shared voice on social media and being the go-to organisation for public policy development.
If you like a challenge, and like the sound of what we do, apply now!
Closing date: Sunday 20 January 2019
Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
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