Communications Officer

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment
01 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
A national charity have an urgent opening within their Communications team, for a communications officer to join them on a full time basis, for 6 months.You will deliver PR, Communications and social media activity for for their flagship campaign as well as provide communications support across the media, marketing and digital teams. You will be experienced with managing external suppliers, agencies, freelancers and volunteers and be able to deliver projects on budget.Duties:Support the media team to set up PR stunts and photocallsPlay an active role in the press office function, including being a first point of contact for journalists and taking part in the out of hours rotaSupport the monitoring and evaluation of communications activity, including compiling and circulating media coverage and social media campaign reports as requiredCreate imaginative and compelling content for media and own digital channels including press releases, articles, blogs, features, emails, social media content and videoAssist the Media and Marketing teams to deliver communications campaigns and activities in order to increase awareness and understanding of amongst target audiencesProvide event management assistance as required including liaising with locations and suppliersWrite creative briefs and work with internal designers and external photographers, film makers and other creatives to produce high quality communications materialGather stories and content from people who have been homeless or used services, for use within communications material; and ensure people who contribute their stories are supported in line with the relevant policies and guidelinesEnsure key messages and brand tone of voice are reflected in all outputsExperience:Experience of working in a marketing, PR or communications roleGood working knowledge of the UK media and experience of securing coverage across news, regional and consumer mediaA strong understanding of digital and social media, with experience of producing imaginative, engaging social media content and campaigns with clear resultsExcellent copywriting, editing and proofreading skills including good attention to detail and the ability to write for a range of audiences and mediaExcellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and work to tight deadlinesExperience of applying brand and tone of voice guidelinesExcellent communications, influencing and analytical skillsUsed to working as part of a team and on own initiativeExperience of working with designers, photographers, film-makers or other creative suppliersAbility to work sensitively with a range of people, including working with vulnerable people to share their stories.