Senior Press Officer (Volunteer role)

Join an active press team playing an important role in Pride in London's year-round activities
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Your Pride In London 

Pride in London means many things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation!

Pride in London has a renewed sense of purpose to highlight the challenges still facing the LGBT+ community today despite progress. We are run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity and are drawn from all walks of life. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all of our community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. 

Around 250 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. It is our intention for Pride in London to best represent all parts of our community and we continue to actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, People of Colour and those from the trans and non-binary communities. All applications are important to us so if you’d like to be part of the future of Pride in London please register your interest or share this opportunity with your network.

Your volunteer role

Main Responsibilities:

  • Represent Pride in London to media outlets in the UK and globally
  • Establish relationships between Pride in London and new media outlets
  • Build good contacts with journalists, writers, broadcasters and photographers to help promote Pride in London
  • Develop creative and engaging ways to promote Pride in London in the media
  • Work with all parts of the Pride in London organisation to maximise positive press coverage for each team
  • Work with senior stakeholders within the PR team and wider Comms team to inform the press office strategy
  • Support the Deputy Head of PR and Senior Media Relations Manager with the media accreditation process for journalists on the parade day
  • Play a central role for media relations on the parade day by monitoring press coverage in real-time and responding to media enquiries

Who you are

Soft skills 

  • A clear commitment to the values and ambitions of Pride in London
  • The ability to think creatively
  • Highly-organised and self-motivated
  • Strong proofreading and copywriting skills
  • Ability to act on initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible attitude and approach to work
  • Friendly, efficient and helpful attitude

Desirable skills or experience

  • Confidence in dealing with a range of different media - existing relationships with LGBT+ media would be a real plus
  • Ability to attract and nurture good media relations and keep track of key contacts
  • Press release writing
  • Ability to sell in a story (either over email or over the phone)

 Background  

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience of working in PR, or in the media

Hours 

This is a role that requires long-term commitment. Time required will vary week by week, and team members will be able to share the workload. On average, you can expect the post to take a couple of hours per week.

All work is carried out at home, although we will require attendance at regular Communications Team Meetings (usually on a Saturday morning).

What you’ll get joining Pride in London  

  • A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year 
  • An opportunity to get new and relevant professional experience
  • A chance to broaden your professional network
  • Play an important part in delivering the Pride in London event 
  • Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London


Deadline for applications: Sunday 10th January 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Department

Our Culture

Our volunteers are driven and passionate about what they do. Putting on one of London's largest one-day events requires dedication and perseverance. 

Although a lot of our work is completed remotely, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your team and others throughout the year to not only plan what's ahead but to socialise too. 

We're looking for enthusiastic people to join the organisation so we can provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community. 

Already working at Pride in London?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

email
@pridelondon.org
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