UK Communications Officer

£27,000 yearly
  • World Animal Protection
  • London, UK
  • Aug 15, 2019
Permanent Communications Editorial Social Media

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This is a unique opportunity to use your experience working with national, regional and trade media in the UK to develop and retain strong media relationships as well as create a range of strong written content for both media and supporters on animal welfare issues. We want you to help position us as the go to organisation on animal welfare.

Your work will have a global, systemic impact as you enhance our UK media profile through building relations, content gathering and the creation of engaging communications assets. You will be involved in researching and producing strong written content for multiple audiences as well as in monitoring and reacting to breaking news stories.

We will look to you to 'sell-in' a range of media materials to key UK media outlets, respond to media enquiries and analyse media coverage for campaign and communication reports.

You will also collaborate with colleagues to improve our social media brand profile and online presence, create and upload materials to the UK website and support the organisation of external events to raise our profile and meet our organisational objectives.

UK Communications Officer

· Experience working with the UK national, regional and trade media to deliver excellent coverage

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a good news sense and experience writing media releases and externally focussed communications

· Experience of using traditional tools (press releases, networking etc.) and an understanding of how online tools (social media, Twitter, blogs etc.) can maximise media coverage and awareness

· A team player with excellent interpersonal skills

· Proven strong organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritise and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines

How to Apply

If you want to be part of our dynamic organisation and help us move the world to protect animals then please send us a copy of your CV, salary expectation and cover/motivation letters (in English, please feel free to send it in your mother tongue as well) addressing your skills and experience relative to the role to us via the link.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application.  If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

World Animal Protection is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the position location.

Who are we?

We are World Animal Protection.

For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals.

We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.

Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We are working to help people to see how important animals are to all of us.

We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.

Why Work for us?

We move the world to protect animals globally but there are many other reasons to join our organisation. We are a truly global organisation with offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, UK and USA. We employ over 380 people globally covering campaigns, media, fundraising, operations, finance, administration and human resources.

As well as competitive employee benefits, we want our employees to grow with us and build their careers within World Animal Protection and therefore encourage internal applications. We have a strong track record of offering existing staff promotions as well as secondments and position changes within the organisation