Senior PR Volunteer

Reporting to:     Head of Marketing & Communications

Term:     A term of three months or more

Hours:     At least one day per week

Location:    Our bright and friendly office located in West London (close to BBC Television Centre and Westfield Shopping Centre). Nearest tubes – White City and Wood Lane.

Expenses:    Public transport travel and daily subsistence reimbursed, subject to a daily maximum.

Media Trust Background

  • Media Trust is a unique charity that inspires the media and communications industry to give their time and creative power to benefit charities, communities and young people.

  • We offer a range of charity services including training, digital and film production, and access to media volunteers.
  • We work with our media partners to give charities and communities access to platforms and audiences, including our own television channel, Community Channel.
  • We create innovative opportunities for diverse young people to engage with media, increasing their creative skills, confidence and connections.
  • We recruit and support thousands of media professionals as volunteers and mentors, providing inspirational opportunities for them to enhance their skills and change lives.

Our corporate members include A+E Networks, adam&eveDDB, AMV BBDO, Arqiva, Ascential, BBC, BBH, Bloomberg, Bristows, BT, Camelot, Channel 4, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery, dmg media, Endemol Shine UK, ESI Media, Facebook, Fujitsu, Global, Google, Guardian Media Group, Havas, Hearst Magazines UK, Internet Advertising Bureau UK, ITN, ITV, Next15, Olswang, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Starcom MediaVest, Talon Outdoor, TBWA, Telegraph Media Group, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, Twitter UK, UBM, UKTV, Viacom International Media Networks, Virgin Media, The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

For more information visit or follow us @Media_Trust

Role overview

Media Trust believes in the power of media to change lives, we empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.

The marketing and communications team at Media Trust is small but we punch well above our weight, with a Head of Marketing & Communications and Digital Marketing Manager plus ad-hoc pro-bono agency support. We are hoping to find an experienced PR professional to volunteer to help further increase our profile so we can reach more charities and encourage more media industry staff to become involved.

This role offers exposure to some of the most exciting media organisations around and the opportunity to become involved with a diverse range of high profile media related projects - for example Breaking Into News and events such as our Summit and Really Big Quiz.

If you can help us bring together more charities and media companies to create positive social change, please get in touch!

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to further develop our press office function, including acting as the first point of media contact for selected projects/activities.
  • Working closely with internal teams and media partners on joint PR projects, launches and announcements.
  • Researching and building relationships with key print, broadcast and online media
  • Leading PR activity for selected projects and events, developing tactical brief based plans.
  • Drafting and selling-in releases and other press materials (including potentially features, comment and opinion articles).
  • Undertaking regular media monitoring and reporting
  • Acting as an integral part of the Marketing & Communications team, brainstorming and developing creative campaign ideas

Person specification:

  • Experience of working in an in-house team, willing to be very hands on.
  • Solid PR background – please note this isn’t a trainee or internship opportunity
  • Well versed in using media databases (we use Gorkana) and cuttings services (we use Precise)
  • Agency management experience
  • Knowledge of the third sector or media industries would be a distinct advantage
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the aims and values of Media Trust

How to apply:

First download and complete the Equal Opportunities form. Then email your CV and a covering letter describing how your skills and experience match our requirements, together with the completed Equal Opportunities form to with the name of the role you are applying for in the subject heading.

The Media Trust values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity no. 1042733

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