Media Officer - Communications Department

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 8 days

The CofE Birmingham is seeking a Media Officer to join it’s Communications Team who has strong core professional communications skills they will apply to the CofE B communications strategy. Meeting CofEB communication needs through tactical use of long-term social media management, a connected relationship with the CofEB Website and internal communication platforms and through maintained relationships with identified local and national Press.

  • In reference to the CofEB Communication Strategy, design, manage and implement long term, tactical and integrated Media Campaigns for CofE Social Media
  • Ensure regularly and timely social media posts though any given week across multiple platforms
  • As led by the DoC, support in responding to local and national Press and Media enquiries and opportunities, including initial drafting items for varied audiences from social media posts to formal organisational Statements.
  • In the absence of the DoC lead on responding to Press nad Media queries for the CofEB and its bishops
  • With the Director of Communications plan and evaluate diocesan social media activity, through articulating and presenting digital platform analytics reports
  • To champion the work of the CofEB , its deaneries and its parishes through actively following up on parish stories and activities highlighted by the PMO, the Mission Support team, Community re gen team, the director of P&E and Area Deans, Incumbents and Primary parish Lay leaders in order to create written pieces and visually engaging items for internal and external CofEB communications
  • To create digital media for social media campaigns as agreed with the Director of Communications utilising films, graphics, and content already created by other CofEB Communications Projects
  • To write campaign posts for CofEB social media platforms and articles for the CofEB website
  • To work in close relationship with the Director of Communications and the Communications Support Officer to ensure a symbiotic relationship between articles and social media campaigns and the CofEB internal communication platforms
  • With the Communications Support officer regularly maintain and edit the CofEB website, working creatively to improve accessibility and quality of the CofEB website
  • Forge strong professional working relationships with all CofEB Communications Team colleagues, other DBF teams and the Bishops Office
  • Demonstrate an understanding and keen interest in promoting culture change through Communications practice and strategy
  • An instinctive team player who can work independently with a strong connection to Communications Strategy and CofEB Vision
  • Experience with social media campaign creation and management for a charity or faith-based organisation
  • Excellent track record of respectful working relationships with Senior Executives, Press and journalists
  • Excellent written English skills and understanding of use of tone and messaging in strategic communications
  • A practiced understanding of visual language and communicating ideas, messages and information through image alone.
  • Some graphic design and film editing skills with which to propose, create and write high quality and appropriate social media posts, website content and printed media
  • Competency in reporting and interpreting digital platform analytics and use of scheduling platforms
  • Highly developed professional confidentiality
  • Excellent organisational skills, an ability to prioritise well and keep to concurrent short and long term deadlines
  • Creative thinking
  • An understanding of Audiences and an ability to discern the most appropriate story, medium and channel for different audiences
  • Ability to think strategically and incorporate ‘big picture narratives’ into stories
  • Understanding of brand identity Knowledge & Experience
  • Excellent grasp of social media and building Campaigns based on Vision and Strategy implementation
  • Proficient in Microsoft office package and use of zoom, and Microsoft teams
  • Proficient in use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Understanding of the Church of England, national and clergy structures and the Anglican faith
  • Willingness to continually learn about the CofEB and it varied Contexts
  • Strong commitment to promoting intergenerational, demographical, cultural, and registered disability Representation in all of CofEB Communications
  • Understanding of Christian teaching and a willingness to promote the Gospel and CofEB ministry and mission
  • A willingness to travel in a highly timely manner around the parishes of the diocese


  • Photography skills
  • Skilled in use of Slack and Airable
  • Conversational British Sign Language
  • Some experience of working with the Press and Media


  • A relevant equivalent experience
  • Excellent written English skills

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where all can be themselves and bring their unique identity to their ministry and/or work.

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and other services to our staff teams.

We welcome applications from any individuals who feel that they meet the person specification for any post, in particular from those who are currently under-represented in or staff teams such as those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with visible or invisible disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQI+.

Terms & Conditions

Salary: Salary £16,800 (based on full-time salary of £28,000)

Hours: This is part time permanent role of 21 hours through Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening working as required by the activities of the CofEB and significant National or Global events

Holiday: 25 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata) plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary days.

Pension: Membership of the Church Worker’s Pension Scheme with 12% employer contribution

Responsible To: Director of Communications

Employer: The Diocesan Board of Finance

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2023

Interviews to be held on: 3rd March 2023