Deadline: 6 December 2016
World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Media Relations Officer in United Kingdom.
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Media Relations Officer will perform the following functions-
- Support the Media Head and the Media Managers and liaises with the Press around WWF priorities, Network media monitoring and dissemination of key information to the WWF Community.
- Produce on and off-line news and features content across a variety of media.
- Provide communications advice, capacity-building and support to the Network.
- Ensure the timely delivery of communications products and identify stories of interest globally.
- Responsible for supporting the media efforts to maximize external profile-building opportunities, to ensure positive media coverage and raise awareness of WWF and its work with key stakeholders and audiences.
- Provide communications expertise for priority international advocacy and policy conventions, meetings and events, and provide front-line media relations at such events.
- Produce stories for podcasts, videos, blogs and other media.
- Act as a spokesperson for WWF when required.
- Advise on and assist with the development of Network communications standards, trainings and protocols.
- Ensure all relevant communication materials produced (articles, speeches, films and audio) are shared with relevant staff.
- Work closely with the digital team to identify and align opportunities and stories to amplify WWF’s work.
- Ensure regular and critical updates to the media community in WWF are managed.
Applicants must have-
- Degree in communications, PR, journalism or related subject.
- Significant professional experience in journalism, PR, or organizational communications.
- Ability to deliver multiple simultaneous projects.
- Articulate, creative, passionate, flexible and tenacious.
- Absolute discretion, tact, diplomacy and negotiation skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English – other languages and advantage.
- Experience in conservation and environmental issues.
- Experience in and preferably formal training in crisis communications.
- Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment.
- Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their CV and covering letter via email.
For more information, please visit WWF.