Right To Life UK is a charitable organisation focused on life issues in the UK. We work to advance the recognition and preservation of human dignity, particularly through consistent protection for the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death. We are seeking a capable, self-motivated and experienced individual to become our Director of Media to take the lead on developing the ongoing media strategy for the organisation and lead on implementation and day-to-date execution of this strategy.
Key responsibilities include:
Proactively networking and building relationships with press and media to further the goals of the organisation and the media goals.
Being proactive in the placing of stories with appropriate journalists, editors and producers.
Directly writing and overseeing the writing of regular op-ed pieces for spokespeople, sector experts and MPs/peers.
Monitoring what is happening in the media to keep the organisation, partner organisations and MPs/peers informed of developing debates and the public mood.
Fielding and responding to enquiries from national and local media.
Working with the wider team by producing resources, writing content for digital assets and drafting media briefings/press releases/opinion pieces
A successful candidate will:
Have existing relationships with key journalists, producers etc in the mainstream media and a track-record of utilising these relationships to consistently place media with major media outlets.
Be able to demonstrate ability to consistently place pieces in high profile media outlets by providing a detailed record of previous achievements on this front.
Display evidence of having designed and implemented media projects to complement and enhance the core mission of an organisation.
Have advanced written skills with the ability to write proposals, briefings, speeches, digital and campaign content, press releases etc.