Press Officer

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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18 days ago

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This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

If you have worked in a fast-moving press office, newsroom or PR agency, this is a great opportunity to develop your expertise as part of a busy media team with the world’s leading conservation organisation. We are in the business of saving the planet and as a Press Officer for WWF UK, we want you to provide an agile media capability that can respond to emerging issues and opportunities and help put our core issues on the political agenda as well as build a movement of people to support our cause and ensure change.

As Press Officer, you will hone your skills, sourcing and gathering all the elements needed for impactful media stories in line with our strategy as well as confidently pitch to media outlets. You will support the day to day running of the press office by supporting the wider media team with administration and account management duties, including daily media monitoring, drafting messaging, writing press releases, and finding and developing other media assets. You will also act as a first port of call for media enquiries, ensuring they are handled quickly and directed to the right person as needed. We will look to you to stay in touch with the media landscape and monitor the daily media cycle on environmental issues too. Importantly, you will oversee and maintain our media evaluation system and build relationships with key news and climate/environment journalists.

For this role, you will need experience of working in a fast-moving PR agency, press office or newsroom. You will understand what makes a story interesting to a journalist and a track record of developing and selling-in stories to UK media. Comfortable writing high quality content, you will possess excellent communication skills and the confidence to develop relationships with journalists. A team player, you will excel at building internal relationships and managing deadlines. Good at prioritising, you will have excellent planning skills, a strong understanding of the UK media landscape and a passion for nature and the environment too.

If you are enthusiastic about making our world a better place through your work and are excited about supporting the running of an agile, responsive press office, we would love to hear from you, please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.