Media Officer

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£30,159- £32,700

The Media Officer will work as part of the Media Team and the wider Communications Department, supporting both their day-to-day work and longer-term communications projects.

The main responsibilities for this role are;

  • Acting as a primary point of contact for the Church of England Communications department, dealing with enquiries from regional, national and international media
  • Assisting in day-to-day media support, with some out-of-hours duties
  • Maintaining the Media Centre section of the Church of England website and assisting with producing the Daily Media Digest
  • Drafting and researching press releases, helping arrange interviews and other media opportunities
  • Proactively seeking out and developing good news stories both from departments based at Church House, Westminster, and the wider Church of England
  • Developing relationships with journalists and the national network of Diocesan Communications Officers
  • Supporting communications for projects within the national church including the Renewal and Reform programme
  • Being part of media support team for General Synod both in York (July) and London (Feb/Nov)

This list is not exhaustive and is intended to reflect your main tasks and areas of work. Changes may occur over time and you will be expected to agree any reasonable changes to your job description that are commensurate with your banding and in line with the general nature of your post. You will be consulted about any changes to your job description before these are implemented.

This post needs someone who…

  • Has excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Can write concisely and clearly
  • Has an eye for a good story and knows how to tell it
  • Can operate to deadlines and work under pressure during busy news periods
  • Will work in a team and build relationships with other departments
  • Has excellent IT skills and knows their way around social media
  • Can write press releases and promote a story or project effectively

This post would benefit from someone who….

  • Has previously worked in a media or communications role
  • Understands how the Church of England works and wants to support its aims
  • Can edit audio and/or video and could produce podcasts

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.