Project Coordinator – Youth Media

Reporting to:     Project Manager – Youth Media

Contract:     Permanent
Hours:     9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Salary:    £24,000 per annum

DBS:    Essential - will be arranged on appointment

Media Trust background   

Media Trust is a communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives.

We do this by bringing together professionals from across the media industry and inspire them to share their communications knowledge, expertise, skills and time with charitable organisations, communities and young people.

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our corporate partners provide invaluable skilled volunteers, who offer training, content creation and mentoring. Their passion, creativity and skills help us make a huge difference to so many people across the UK.

Our media industry corporate members include: A+E Networks, adam&eveDDB, AMV BBDO, AOL, Ascential, BBC, BBH, Bloomberg, BT, Camelot, Channel 4, Clear Channel, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery, dmg media, Endemol Shine UK, ESI Media, Facebook, Fujitsu, Global, Google, GroupM, Guardian Media Group, Havas, Hearst Magazines UK, ITN, ITV, Maxus, MEC, Mediacom, Mindshare, m/SIX, Next15, Pearl& Dean, Posterscope, Primesight, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Starcom, Talon Outdoor, TBWA, Telegraph Media Group, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, UKTV, Viacom International Media Networks, Virgin Media, The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

Together, we have been working to improve the lives of people and communities across the UK for more than 20 years.

For more information visit or follow us @Media_Trust

Our Youth Media team creates and delivers innovative projects and campaigns that empower young people to have a voice.  They develop a wide range of skills that enable them to reach their potential through training, mentoring, networking and work experience opportunities.  Through our strong partnerships with the media industry, content made by young people is distributed to reach local and national audiences. We have supported young people to produce content for platforms including Community Channel, MTV, Channel 4, BBC, ITV News, The Guardian, The Sun, The Times and Sky News.

The benefits of working with us include flexible working options, career development, training and two paid days a year to volunteer for the organisation of your choice.

Job description

We are looking for two new Project Coordinators to support the delivery of some exciting projects working closely with young people and volunteers from the Media Industry.

One of the successful candidates will be working on Transforming Hidden Talent - a youth employability programme that aims to provide opportunities for young people to learn new skills, enter employment and give them a voice in their communities. They will help coordinate the programme’s logistics, linking up with creative industries and professionals to support 100 young people into employment. Travel across the country and occasional overnight stays will also be a part of this role. 

The other successful candidate will be working on The Vlogstar Challenge - a video blogging training programme and competition for young people from across London and Essex. They will be responsible for supporting in the delivery of the programme, including facilitating workshops and outreach to schools and youth organisations.

The successful candidates will also be working on other youth projects throughout the year. These could include projects such as Breaking Into News, a national competition we run with ITN as well as other exciting projects working with young people and the Media Industry.
We are looking for passionate candidates with an enthusiasm for working with young people, an interest in gaining project management experience and exceptional communication and organisational skills.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinating events including media masterclasses, employability training, and mentor training
  • Acting as the first point of contact for all new enquiries
  • Outreach to youth organisations and young people
  • Updating databases and completing administrative tasks
  • Supporting in the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers
  • Providing support to young people and volunteers throughout the programme
  • Ensuring all stakeholders provide necessary monitoring and evaluation information
  • Representing Media Trust at external events
  • Support in the delivery of other Youth Media Programmes as required
  • Travel across the UK

Person specification

  • Experience of event coordination on a small or large scale
  • Experience of working with and training young people
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the charity, voluntary and community sectors’ practices, messages, culture and objectives
  • Empathy with the needs of young people  
  • Knowledge of video editing and camera skills is desirable for the candidate who will be working on The Vlogstar Challenge
  • An ability to form strong working relationships both within the organisation and externally
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, alongside attention to detail
  • Previous experience of office administration and excellent organisational skills
  • A commitment to the aims and values of the Media Trust and the wider voluntary and community sector, as well as to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity across all your work.

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

Closing date: Friday 28 July 

How to apply

First download and complete the Equal Opportunities form (Doc, 36KB).

Then, please send your CV and a completed equal opportunities form to, along with a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the role, addressing the points of the job description and person specification.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, regrettably only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Media Trust values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer
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