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Reference: 83993

Date Added: 10 May 2022
Closing Date: 9 June 2022

Job Title: Press Manager

Working For: Humanists UK

Location: London

Salary: up to £40,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

We have a terrific opportunity for an experienced PR professional to join the Public Affairs and Policy Team. This is a unique opportunity and based on your experience offers the flexibility of a choice of working arrangements.

Humanists UK punches significantly above its weight in terms of media coverage. In recent years we’ve achieved substantial coverage on a wide variety of topics. This extends occasionally to frontpage broadsheet coverage, to segments on Today and primetime BBC News, and, more regularly, to a big splash across the papers.

Does it appeal to you to work somewhere where you really care about the issues you’re focused on?

Perhaps you like working somewhere where those issues are themselves diverse – everything from human rights campaigns to human interest, service-focused stories?

What you’ll be doing

  • Monitoring coverage around issues engaging the interests of Humanists UK.
  • Making sure Humanists UK responds to relevant news, at speed if necessary, including through letters to editors, press releases, opinion pieces, and contacting individual journalists or correspondents.
  • Proactively generate stories across all relevant areas of Humanists UK work, from policy areas to community services, including features and human interest stories. This includes writing and distributing press releases and website news items as required.
  • Build, maintain, and develop Humanists UK’s relationships with relevant journalists and other media professionals including sectoral media relating to Humanists UK’s policy areas and its community services, e.g. education and health.
  • Work with the Communications and Development team on coordinated campaigns across Humanists UK’s channels.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Excellent writing skills and be a confident speaker.
  • Experience placing stories for the causes you work for and working at speed to react to events with timely responses.
  • Experience in developing messaging and excellent organisational skills.
  • A good team player able to liaise with other members of staff and commitment to the campaigning aims of Humanists UK.

If you want to discuss the role prior to applying, email the recruiting manager Richy Thompson at richy@humanists.uk. Please do not email applications here. Please note we do not accept CV’s or cover letters as these will not be read.

Closing Date: 9 June 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Applications to be received by 09:00 on Tuesday 7 June 2022.

Candidates short-listed for interview will be notified by 17:00 on 10 June 2022.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 16 June 2022 at our
offices at 39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB.

Application Details

Please visit our website: https://humanists.uk/about/vacancies/ and download the application pack and application form. Application forms must be sent to hr@humanists.uk and not to the recruiting manager. Please do not send cv's or cover letters.

Website: https://humanists.uk/

Additional Notes