PR Executive

FareShare East Midlands

Narborough, Leicestershire

Volunteer • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01162867735 Simone Connolly

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 06 November 2017

FareShare East Midlands Volunteer Job Description

Job Title: PR Executive – 16-24 hours per week

Reports to: Project Manager

Role Overview

To create a dynamic and trusted reputation in the regional press and online community for FareShare East Midlands.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing a significant part of the organisation’s Media Relations and PR strategy – including being the first point of contact for all journalist enquiries
  • Copywriting, proofing, scheduling and selling-in press releases
  • Using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to effectively raise FareShare’s profile in the East Midlands region
  • Writing weekly blog posts across relevant digital platforms
  • Providing content for FareShare’s fundraising team and ad hoc liaison with external stakeholders (re: newsletters)
  • Driving, monitoring and responding to engagement with our online community
  • Website content creation and management
  • Analysing and reporting on press and social-media activity

What will make you brilliant in the role

  • You’ll have a passion for the work we do in tackling food waste and food poverty.
  • You’ll have a ‘can-do’ attitude and relish a challenge – and you’ll enjoy working to deadlines
  • Ideally, you’ll have knowledge of the media landscape in the East Midlands and a desire to work in journalism, the media or Public Relations
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of today’s social-media world, and knowledge of emerging trends and technologies
  • You will be creative with excellent organisational skills
  • You’ll enjoy working in a team, but be able to work confidently on your own

Experience & Skills required

  • Excellent command of English (Written/Verbal)
  • Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flair and passion for communications and media
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Photoshop

This exciting role will suit someone with a passion for communications and social media and a real desire to develop a career in the PR and Marketing worlds.

We are happy to receive applications for Internships.

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