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Reference: 60238

Date Added: 5 April 2017
Closing Date: 28 April 2017

Job Title: Press Officer

Working For: JustGiving

Location: London

Salary: £150 - £250 per day

Job Details

In-house, Freelance Press Officer.
JustGiving is looking for a freelance press officer to join their small, agile in-house editorial team.

The post would be on a rolling contract for up to 12 months with the possibility of it being extended beyond that.

You will be tasked with:

  • Surfacing the most powerful, inspirational stories on our platform
  • Identifying and developing bigger narratives about the impact of the JustGiving community
  • Hijacking and driving the news agenda to win coverage in major traditional and digital media outlets

You will be:

  • A journalist or a communications expert who can think and act like a journalist to research, develop and produce news stories for social media and online platforms
  • A social media and news junkie adept at finding must-read stories, interested in experimenting to find innovative ways to present them to an audience
  • Compassionate and empathetic, able to tell extremely emotional and empowering stories

Required skills

  • Strong, adaptable writing style and proven skills in reporting, news-gathering, interviewing and feature writing
  • Excellent sense of pace and timing, a knowledge for the best ways to grab viewers, and a sense for how to tell a powerful story in as little time as possible
  • Experience working with writers and journalists to create compelling, shareable web videos of all types

Desirable skills

  • An ability to dig into data and visualise stories with compelling graphics to bring data to life
  • Experience creating web videos using tools such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop or comparable applications

Closing Date: 28 April 2017

Interview/Start Dates

This is an immediate and urgent vacancy, so please get in touch as soon as possible.

Application Details

Send your CV to james.adams@justgiving.com or call me on 0207 0422818.
We will try to respond to all applicants.

Website: https://www.justgiving.com

Additional Notes