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Senior Press Officer

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Our 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!

Forty-six years since the first Pride march in London, 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; together we pull off the UK’s biggest free LGBTQ+ community event every year. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all of our community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. We welcome applications from everybody, and are especially keen to attract new volunteers from the BAME, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities who we would love to see more widely represented in our organisation.

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

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 in central London).


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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