UNA UK Westminster, London, UK
Feb 08, 2019Contract
This is a full-time post (35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours) at the UNA-UK offices in central London. The appointment will be for 6 months initially, with the opportunity to extend subject to funding. Annual salary, including London weighting, will be £20,000. Benefits include 25 days annual leave pro rata for the term of the contract, additional 5 days over Christmas and 7% employer pension contribution through the company’s pension scheme. The post-holder will report to the Head of Policy, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team, which currently comprises six staff members. Key tasks Enhance UNA-UK’s online presence Work with colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the website and its future development, by ensuring the site is kept up to date, project managing its improvement and maintenance, and liaising with developers Cross-link and appropriately tag and categorise posts to improve the look and logical coherence of the site, showcase our best work, optimise search results and make content easier to find Develop UNA-UK’s media profile Write press releases, news articles, and impact reports for publication on our website and distribution to our media contacts Proactively engage with and develop contact with key journalists and editors Manage journalists database, and ensure that relevant content is circulated as appropriate Circulate UNA-UK content to other networks as appropriate and seek out new networks Media monitoring and associated impact reporting Seek out opportunities to increase UNA-UK impact such as by pitching op-eds, interviews and researching opportunities to contribute to events and publications Social media lead Day-to-day coordination of UNA-UK’s social media channels Development of the Organisation’s social media strategy Run interactive campaigns and ensure opportunities for expansion are capitalised upon Other tasks Maintain the house style guide and ensure compliance across all communications Support the development of our existing and new campaigns Provide administrative support to the Head of Policy and other team members as required to ensure UNA-UK is able to effectively communicate Provide proofreading and copyediting support across the Organisation and in particular with regard to UNA-UK’s publications Assist the Head of Policy in commissioning and subediting UNA-UK publications Support for multimedia communications and generation of multimedia content. Explore opportunities to develop new forms of communication and find ways to reach new audiences Occasionally deputise for the Executive Director, Deputy Director or Head of Policy for media interviews Any other reasonable tasks as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, including cover for other staff as appropriate Person Specification Essential Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualifications/experience Good knowledge of web technologies, content management systems and digital communication platforms and awareness of web trends Basic understanding of the UN, global politics and UNA-UK’s work Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive working relationships Excellent IT skills, including web, CMS, online development and Microsoft Office Excellent editing and proofing skills Demonstrable research skills Experience of day-to-day website management Experience of managing social media channels in a professional setting Experience writing statements, press releases or public facing documents Empathy with the vision and values of UNA-UK Highly motivated and goal-orientated Enthusiastic, outgoing and resilient Ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure Ability to work successfully both within a team and on one’s own initiative Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends with resultant time off in lieu Desirable Understanding of how a membership organisation operates Digital campaign planning experience Experience in media, communications or journalism Experience of working in a campaign environment Experience of using relational databases To apply for the post, please complete the application form available at our website at https://bit.ly/2DeKFFs Please email the completed application form together your CV and a covering letter to Fred Carver at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Communications Assistant job application. Closing deadline for receipt of applications is 10:00AM Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to telephone/skype interview on 25 February 2019 and face-to-face-interview on 28 February 2019.