Date Added: 30 June 2020
: 16 August 2020
Job Title: Press Officer, North West
Working For: NEON
Salary: £30,177 pro rata
Location: Manchester or London. Staff are currently working remotely
Contract type: Fixed-term 12 months (Maternity cover)
Hours: 3 days per week
Benefits: 7.5% employer matched pension after probation; flexible working; 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays and Christmas break) increasing by one day per year worked, after 2 years of service; and generous staff development package
Reporting to: Head of Media
About the role:
The New Economy Spokesperson Network is a project to train up and substantially boost the number of progressive, diverse voices in the mainstream media. We have begun building our regional media presence outside of the national and London base, starting in Manchester and the North West. This role will be responsible for recruiting spokespeople and establishing strong media contacts across the North West region, implementing the lessons of our recent regional communications review, alongside managing this project.
You will act as a Press Officer for members of the network, including identifying broadcast opportunities, being in regular contact with spokespeople to help them develop messaging on key issues and proactively contacting outlets to get our spokespeople into broadcast and print.
In short you will be both a press officer and a media trainer.
The New Economy Organisers Network (NEON) is a not-for-profit company with 15 staff. We also work with a range of contractors and Associates and incubate other organisations. We are a network of over 1,600 UK organisers from different trade unions, grassroots groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), faith-based campaigns, civil society groups and movements from across the country. We support campaigns to help progressives win social, economic and environmental justice.
We run trainings, share skills and coordinate together on campaigns helping people to lead movements like Just Treatment (organising patients to fight for the NHS) through to working with our members to get over 2,500 media bookings across the UK’s biggest TV/radio outlets. We’re ambitious and the team is agile, fast paced and committed to actually changing things.
Closing Date: 16 August 2020
Application deadline: 23.59pm
Interviews: For successful applicants, interviews will be held week commencing 31st August
To apply, head to the job page and download the application pack: https://neweconomyorganisers.org/about/jobs/press-officer-north-west-maternity/