Media Officer

About Theirworld

Founded 22 years ago, Theirworld has grown to become a leading global children’s charity committed to the best start in life for children and young people by ending the education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation.

If you care about issues like climate change, gender equality, inclusion, helping refugees and ensuring the voices of young people are represented at all levels of decision-making, then education is the key to unlocking big change in these areas. If you want to make change happen, join us!

We believe in unlocking big change from a supportive and inclusive environment. This is why, in 2024, we are in the second year of an innovative 4-day-working-week trial which sees all employees working Monday to Thursday with the office closed on most Fridays.

This is in addition to hybrid working with most staff taking one day a week based in the office.

Other benefits include:

  • Regular in-house training
  • Travel
  • Central London location: 5 mins from Liverpool St Station and Shoreditch High Street
  • Highly competitive salaries

About the role

We are looking for a Media Officer to join our growing in-house communications team. The successful candidate will have an excellent nose for a story and have at least 2 years’ experience engaging with national print and broadcast journalists. We operate a hybrid working system but for this role will require at least one day a week in our London office. Occasional domestic and international travel as required.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop engaging and impactful stories that will generate media coverage
  • Respond swiftly and effectively to media enquiries, ensuring accurate and on-message information
  • Draft press releases and media statements
  • Identify opportunities within the news agenda to spotlight our charity’s initiatives in national media
  • Prepare spokespeople for interviews, including drafting briefing documents with talking points

Experience, skills and character

  • Strong news judgement with a track record of identifying media opportunities for organisations and securing high-quality media coverage
  • A keen interest in current affairs with a demonstrable knowledge of a wide variety of print and broadcast outlets
  • Experience of engaging with national print and broadcast journalists, including selling-in press releases, op-eds and expert commentary
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write press releases, reactive statements and high-quality copy for a range of audience
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of media databases/monitoring systems

Salary

Starting at £28k+ based on qualifications and experience.

Apply for this role

Please submit your CV and a covering email to [email protected] including the name of the role of interest in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for applications

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is successfully filled.