Asthma UK, Senior Media Officer

London, E1
Up to £37,000 per annum
21 Dec 2016
16 Jan 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Stop asthma attacks, cure asthma

Every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die from it every day. Our media team plays a critical role in raising awareness of asthma as a serious health condition and ending complacency.

We’re seeking a talented individual to join the team as the Senior Media Officer.

You will have a strong news sense; a passion for seeking out new stories and writing persuasively for different audiences; and a creative approach to generating and implementing new ideas.

Working closely with colleagues across teams including policy, research, clinical, fundraising, brand and digital, you will drive the news agenda to secure national, regional and specialist press coverage for all areas of our work, building relationships with journalists and bloggers to gather support for our cause.

Along with supporting the Head of Media in developing key messaging around the charity’s policy, research and clinical work, you will also provide media expertise to the senior management team, keeping them updated on key issues and ensuring they are well briefed and prepared for media interviews.

With a passion for media and digital communications, you will write well under pressure and be creative and innovative in your approach to securing the high profile our work deserves. You will also be comfortable with change and adapting to new ways of working.

Want to know more? Please visit our website for more information on Asthma UK. For the full recruitment pack and to apply please click 'Apply' now to go to our website.

Closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 16 January 2017.

First interviews will be held on Thursday 19 January 2017 at 18 Mansell Street, London E1 8AA.