Job Title: Press Officer – Brand & Partnerships
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Employer: War Child
Job Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 24/11/2016
Job Description:

The Press and PR team at War Child is part of the rapidly growing Advocacy and Communications team. The Press and PR team is responsible for raising War Child UK’s media profile and brand awareness in the UK and internationally, to enhance our reputation, credibility and impact.


We are recruiting for two roles who will have different priority focus areas, but will provide support to each other at times of workload surges. Both roles will have the opportunity to lead and shape their own strategies with the Head of Press and PR, as well as provide support to the other. 

  • Press Officer – Brand and Partnerships
    • Lead on growing the charity’s brand profile, ensuring synergy of messaging across projects and securing coverage for War Child’s fundraising initiatives, events and corporate partnerships (70%)
    • Support on securing coverage across other War Child priorities – including policy, campaigns, and programmes - responding to the news agenda and providing surge capacity at key moments (30%).

The Press Officer – Brand & Partnerships role is ideal for someone who is ready to take a lead on creating strategies to build brand awareness and promote fundraising activities and partnerships within a charitable organisation, and who also wants to build their experience of generating media coverage on the wider issues that War Child on - including responding to the political news agenda.

Purpose of Post:

To work with the Advocacy and Communications team and across the wider organisation to develop and deliver strategies to secure diverse and high quality media coverage for War Child, increasing brand reach and impact through print, broadcast and digital channels.

To work with partners and increase War Child’s brand presence in the medias to increase fundraising and drive sales of both tickets to War Child’s events and of products which fundraise for the charity - Showcasing the mission of the charity and profiling the work that is done on the ground. 

Working as part of a team to ensure that messages are aligned and work-loads balanced. Providing and managing support when calendar spikes require.

Application process

·         Application deadline is 10am on Thursday 24 November 2016 and applications must be sent to or the War Child office by this date. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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