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Media Manager - 6736

Save the Children


Posted 3 weeks ago


Join Save the Children UK as a Media Manager and be a voice for children worldwide


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£35100 - £42900

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Farringdon, London/Home-based - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary:
Save the Children UK is dedicated to creating a brighter future for children globally. We're on the frontline in times of crisis, advocating for children's rights, and delivering sustainable solutions. Joining us means being part of a passionate team committed to transforming children's lives and speaking up for those who cannot.

  • Role Summary:
    • Generate media coverage for Save the Children's programs and initiatives.
    • Create compelling media briefings and press releases.
    • Manage key media events, such as report launches and fundraising campaigns.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven experience in media handling or news journalism.
    • Strong media contacts and story-pitching skills.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
    • Strategic thinking with a knack for prioritization and evaluation.
    • A keen understanding of the media landscape and what makes a story newsworthy.
    • Alignment with Save the Children's core values and mission.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Application closing date: Tuesday, June 18, 2023.
    • Apply early to avoid missing out due to high application volume.

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and influential individual with extensive media handling experience to join us as our Media Manager. You will work with the Media and Communications team in generating News stories. This role will require a minimum of 1 day a week working from our Farringdon (London) office.

About Us Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. We work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

The Role As Media Manager, you will be helping to generate coverage for our programmes (including partnerships like the baby Bank Alliance) as well as issues vital to the lives of children in the UK and across the world. You will create hard-hitting and compelling media briefings and press releases covering UK and international work, in order to support fundraising goals and influence policy makers. You will also project manage delivery of key media moments such as report launches and fundraising appeals.

Job Requirements Experience as a news journalist or working in media handling, obtaining media coverage in an array of platforms/outlets. Strong contacts in the media (journalists, editors etc) to generate hard hitting news stories. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt language for a variety of audiences and media. Ability to be reactive when dealing with breaking news stories to maximise SCUK coverage strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to set priorities and evaluate progress. A sound grasp of what different media outlets want and an understanding of where to seek out newsworthy stories Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values.

Benefits We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.

Applications Details Closing date: Tuesday 18th June. To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received.


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