Press Officer

Responsible to: Marketing and Communications Director
Responsible for: Creating and delivering media campaigns to promote the Trust and its work.
Closing Date: 26th April 2021

Overall responsibility will involve working alongside the Marketing and Communications Director and external PR consultants, developing, and maintaining our PR strategy. Creating and delivering media campaigns to promote the Trust and its work. Co-ordinating PR projects and campaigns including having overall responsibility for arranging and supervising visiting film crews and production units.

For a full job description, click here.

Duties

  • Day-to-day media liaison, acting as the first port of call for all media enquiries.
  • Drafting press releases and circulating them to the Trust’s database of press contacts.
  • To improve the efficiency of the Trust’s media relationships. Identifying subjects, gathering of information and publishing stories of interest to the media including highlighting the Trust’s campaigns.
  • Help to devise and deliver effective public engagement campaigns to enable maximum delivery of the Trust’s mission and vision.
  • Working closely with, and developing links with, documentary makers and producers regarding ongoing projects, such as the Blean Bison Documentary.
  • Produce background briefings and prepare Trust employees for interviews. Building relationships with the animal keeper team.
  • Supporting the Marketing and Communications team in creating written content, social media content and newsletters.
  • Co-ordinating media interviews and filming requests, organising incoming media requests for photo calls, PR support, events, etc. Supplying relevant photographs and videos as needed. Meeting films crews on site and dealing with their requirements.
  • Identify and exploit PR opportunities that will help to maximise the exposure of Wildwood’s conservation work. Identifying potential news to feature items and distributing the details to relevant targeted sector specific media.
  • Crisis Communications – Ensure any negative media coverage is swiftly and effectively responded to, including the timely production of holding and position statements prior to any media interest.
  • Measurement and evaluation of all PR activity, including the monitoring of all press coverage. Distributing the breakdown to internal contacts.
  • Maintain a media database containing details of all key media contacts and develop good working relationships with these contacts.
  • Work with colleagues from other Trusts and partner organisations whenever necessary.

How to apply

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, contact phone numbers
  • Personal Statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not normally be acknowledged. If you would like yours to be acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email helen@wildwoodtrust.org

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Conservation Projects Officer- Maternity Cover

Responsible to: Director of Conservation
Responsible for: Collaborating with external conservation partners and across teams within Wildwood and overseeing our existing conservation projects.
Closing Date: 26th April 2021

For a full job description, click here.

Principal Duties

Manage Partnerships:

  • Work alongside existing and new partner organisations and stakeholders attending regular meetings and reporting directly to the Director of Conservation
  • To promote Wildwood with all partners and licensing bodies in a professional and efficient way
  • Liaise directly with communications team, fundraising and appeals managers to facilitate effective partner communication
  • Provide presentations as and when required for project awareness and reporting

Conservation Projects:

  • Maintain and oversee Wildwood’s role in key conservation projects including European bison, wildcat, beaver and water voles
  • Assist with filming requests related to the above projects
  • Attend regular project planning and implementation meetings with external partners
  • Provide project information for communication and interpretation teams

Conservation Grazing Projects:

  • Manage enquiries and requests for konik horse habitat management
  • Manage communication with existing grazing contracts
  • Liaise with livestock managers if required regarding animal moves

Research:

  • Maintain existing research spreadsheet and records
  • Manage research requests and coordinate applications
  • Facilitate research onsite and for key projects, liaising with other departments
  • Attend research meetings with external research partners
  • Liaise with academic organisations to coordinate research projects and placements informing the conservation of native species
  • Provide research details for reports to Trustees, funders and licensing authorities as required.

How to apply

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, contact phone numbers
  • Personal Statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not normally be acknowledged. If you would like yours to be acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self addressed postcard.

Applications should be sent to Laura Gardner, Director of Conservation, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common
Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Laura.gardner@wildwoodtrust.org