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Media and Communications Officer


Reporting to: Director of Strategy and Communications

Salary: £24,000

Contract: One year initial contract, full time

Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Closing date: 24th August 2019

SANE is looking for a Communications and Media Officer to expand and enhance the work of its media and communications team. The role is wide-ranging, involving responding to media enquiries, working with people offering to support SANE’s campaigning, and using social media to support campaigning and communications. The successful candidate will ideally have at least two years' experience of working in journalism or similar communications work.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to work with the Chief Executive on SANE’s campaigning, and with external media organisations.

Person specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Experience of researching and retrieving information for media briefing purposes
  • Ability to plan, monitor and implement tasks to agreed deadlines

Essential experience and skills:

  • Experience of writing copy and adapting the tone to suit different audiences and willingness to accept feedback on your copy
  • Experience of using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and other channels
  • Experience of interviewing people from a variety of backgrounds and writing up quotes accurately
  • Good IT skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience of responding to enquiries from journalists via telephone and email
  • Experience of uploading copy to websites
  • Experience of working with charity ambassadors to promote campaign messages
  • An interest in mental health and experience of working with people who have mental health condition

Please email your CV and cover letter to Margaret Edwards, Director of Strategy and Communications, on