Volunteer Design Assistant

Reporting to:     Media Engagement team

Term:     3 months

Hours:     3-5 days per week

Public transport expenses reimbursed, subject to a weekly maximum
Daily subsistence reimbursed, subject to a daily maximum

Media Trust background:

At Media Trust we believe that everyone should have a voice and the opportunity to be heard.

We enjoy outstanding support from the Media Industry, their passion, creativity and skills help us make a huge difference to so many charities. Our media industry 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.

We work with media organisations and charities to enhance their communications and enable communities to find their voice and make it heard.  We offer a broad range of marketing and communication resources and training, free professional support from media volunteers and mentors and film and content production.

For more information visit www.mediatrust.org or follow us @Media_Trust

We are looking for a Volunteer Design Assistant to join the Media engagement team at Media Trust. This volunteering role offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of campaigns and projects both with our corporate members and the charities we support, and is an excellent opportunity to build your design portfolio.

Key responsibilities

  • Creating advertising and marketing materials, website and social media content, image design, PowerPoint decks, newsletters and copywriting.
  • Managing sometimes complex longer-term design projects, as well as keeping up with daily essential/urgent jobs
  • Working on certain aspects of our corporate membership strategy.
  • Because we’re a charity, you will from time-to-time need to chip in to help with all kinds of other stuff to help the team, and this may even drag you away from a computer screen!

Person specification

  • The ideal candidate will be proficient with Adobe CS (at least Illustrator and Photoshop) and have a highly creative and practical mind
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their workload.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to follow instructions to the letter, and have an eagle eye for detail.
  • They will have excellent written English and strong verbal communication skills.
  • The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work under pressure, and to keep a cool, calm head!
  • Drupal or similar CMS experience and basic HTML coding skills would be a bonus but not essential.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the aims and values of Media Trust

You will need to have a friendly and positive spirit and be someone who will help out teammates and bring good energy to our fun work space!

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but it may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 February 9am

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 and how many hours/days per week you would be available to work, together with the completed Equal Opportunities form to roles@mediatrust.org 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