Sightsavers, Senior Media & PR Officer

Haywards Heath
£35,000 per annum
12 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Sightsavers has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Media & PR Officer to join our team to help raise the profile of Sightsavers through excellent Media and PR support. 

Reporting to the Global Media Manager, your responsibilities will include leading media work to raise the profile of Sightsavers and its portfolio of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) programmes and initiatives.  You will work closely with teams across the organisation, particularly the NTD team, Institutional Funding, the policy and advocacy team and country offices to develop and coordinate media plans.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of developing and implementing proactive PR and editorial opportunities to captivate our existing supporters and reach  new audiences.  Experience of working with media outlets is desirable as you will be required to utilise these opportunities to promote our organisation, this includes establishing and maintaining these relationships with  journalists and bloggers across the globe. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills.  You will have excellent writing and presentation skills, not just to our internal clients, but also to our external audiences. Proven experience of networking in a similar role  is an advantage, as is knowledge of NTDs, given you will be key to building on existing, as well as building new, relationships. You will also have sound knowledge of Windows based applications and be proficient in multimedia content gathering and production.