Senior Media Manager

Location: The Foundry, London SE11 - hybrid working with flexibility

Salary: £48,481

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 07 June 2024

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Job purpose and key responsibilities

The purpose of this job is to ensure people in the UK are hearing about the global realities of poverty, emergencies, gender inequality and climate change, as well as about the ways that CARE and our community of supporters are urgently working to address these.

You will lead, develop, and implement CARE International UK’s media strategy and secure regular, timely and high-quality media coverage in UK-based national and regional print, broadcast, and digital media.

You will be on top of the news agenda in the UK, ready to respond quickly and strategically to match our expert UK and locally based spokespeople from across the world to the media opportunities that arise. In addition, you will work closely with advocacy and programming teams to develop and drive coherent influencing strategies developing and improving CARE’s thought leadership positions.

Why work for us?

It’s a great time to join CARE International UK as we deliver on our three-year strategy supporting women’s leadership and amplifying their voices so that they become the driving force of change in their communities and countries.

This exciting role is pivotal in helping CARE International UK to reach millions of people across the UK with key messages about CARE’s mission delivered through print, online, and broadcast media engagement tactics.

With high levels of media attention in our humanitarian and climate justice activities and campaigns, (including International Women’s Day), we have plans to invest more in our media capacity with you at the heart of a small but growing team. Your expertise will drive significant awareness of CARE International UK and shows the impact and importance of CARE’s continuing work around the globe helping to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.

CARE International UK is committed to become a leading champion for women in times of crisis. Through our media outreach and engagements, we will use our influence to motivate the UK government, peer organisations, and others to better support women’s leadership, locally-led development, and humanitarian work to ensure that women’s voice are heard loudest and acted upon on first in decision-making spaces.

About you

We’re looking for a highly talented Media or senior communications professional who can take our media relations to the next level and develop lasting relationships with journalists to tell the best possible story about CARE’s global impact with UK and international audiences.

You’ll bring high levels of creativity and energy to opportunity spotting, securing opinion pieces, expert comment as well as develop fresh strategies and media angles for annual campaigns and fundraising moments.

The successful candidate will prove they have a track record of building successful working relationships with national and international journalists, be experienced in digital communications to ensure we have the greatest reach and impact, and be able to provide detailed media evaluations, insights and learning reports that guide future media engagement. You will have excellent written communication skills with the ability to present complex issues in a persuasive, accessible style to a range of different audiences. You will also have strong advocacy skills and the ability to build influential relationships with senior stakeholders.

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