Press and PR Officer
Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by 10:10 Climate Action
It'd be your job to get people talking about 10:10's work - in the press, at events, on social media. You'll work across our campaigns - from urban heat pumps to solar railways - offering you a chance to engage with a lot of different people, in a range of ways.
You'll prepare press releases, pitching stories to individual journalists and fielding media enquiries. It'll be your job to keep track our media coverage and build press lists for campaigns (we have a database that will help you with this). You'll also help build our network of media contacts and run media training for 10:10 staff and volunteers.
You'll identify key opportunities to get 10:10 noticed, and develop marketing strategies for our work. You'll put us forward for awards, tell us which Instagrammer we need to make friends with and ensure our events impress all the right people.
You'll report directly to the director of communications, working alongside the rest of the communications team and working closely with campaigners and fundraisers. It's a small office, and everyone works together.
Supported by your colleagues, you'll take a proactive approach to building our profile and developing strategies to get new people talking about our work. You'll be invited to contribute to marketing, media, outreach, fundraising and campaign strategy. And everyone in the office chips in to make the tea, take out the bins and do the washing up, so there's that too.
We'll support you with first class training, and you'll get to work with one of the nicest teams in the business.
You must have
Lively, clear and inspiring writing style with good spelling and grammar.
Ability to work to tight and competing deadlines.
Creativity in spotting and exploiting press and PR opportunities.
Some understanding of how the UK media works, and interest in learning more.
Some press or PR experience (grassroots or student media is fine, it doesn't have to be paid experience).
Confident phone and public speaking manner.
Willingness to work unsocial hours occasionally (e.g. sometimes you might have to stay until 8pm for an event, but you can take time off in lieu afterwards).
Demonstrable commitment to tackling climate change.
It wouldn't hurt
Experience of developing contacts and relationships with journalists and/ or other influencers.
Experience of organising events (for a campaign or business, not just your birthday).
An understanding of the challenges of climate communications.
Experience of developing and/ or implementing a media strategy.
Experience of freedom of information requests.
Knowledge of public polling.
To apply: We want a cv and covering letter, both around two pages. For the covering letter, make sure you speak to each of the must haves, as well as any wouldn't hurts you might have. We're also keen to hear why you want to work for 10:10, why you think you're suited to the role, and what you think you'd bring to the team. The CV should tell us your qualifications and training, previous experience (paid or voluntary), and point us to some references too.
The contract is for 6 months in the first instance, but with the expectation of extension. Interview dates: 28th Jan - 1st Feb, with second interviews the week after. Start date: ASAP after recruitment process.