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We are a UK registered Christian charity with a friendly, inclusive culture and a warm working atmosphere, whose aim is to engage with people’s heartfelt questions about the Christian faith and explain the hope that the Gospel brings. Successful candidates would be expected to take part in the devotional life of the organisation and to be in sympathy with our aims and ethos.
Salary: circa £35k plus benefits (starting salary will depend on experience)
Central Oxford (37.5 hours per week)
We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Media Coordinator to join our UK based team. The role is to support our team in engaging with the media with the goal of clearly communicating and promoting the Christian gospel.
RZIM Zacharias Trust is a UK registered Christian charity with a friendly, welcoming culture and a warm working atmosphere. Our organisational vision is to help the thinker believe and the believer to think.
As a successful applicant, you would have the opportunity to influence our organisational approach to media and to become a member of a stimulating Christian community. Your main responsibilities would include:
- Establish and maintain strategic networking relationships with key national and local mainstream media contacts, with the aim of increasing our organisations impact.
- Researching material on topical issues in the national press, potential debates and debaters for radio and TV and finding ways to use existing organisational material effectively (in print, online and digital media).
- Prepare and place appropriate media articles, prepare media briefings and train team for radio and media engagement
- To maximise and ensuring press coverage is promoted on social media networks and platforms, with a strong emphasis on brand awareness.
- Scripting and directing and edit-producing films for internal and external us
To be successful in this role, you will need to have significant experience within mainstream media or a Public Relations environment, with a rounded understanding of the stories that are likely to make good media items. You will also have well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly establish, develop and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of individuals and excellent written communication skills.
You will also have the opportunity to put your proven planning and organisational skills to good use, coupled with ability to make sound decisions in a rapid paced environment. You will be expected to work with minimal supervision and on your own initiative. You will also need to have a flexible attitude towards work together with the ability to work under pressure dealing with multiple deadlines.
Previous experience of carrying out research projects and camera work and editing skills would also be highly advantageous.
You will be socially confident and outgoing, educated to at least degree level or equivalent and will be a person of integrity.
In return we offer a wonderful working environment, a friendly and open team atmosphere, generous pension scheme and other work benefits.
Please note: as a result of our Christian ethos, this post is covered by an Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) under the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be expected to be a practising Christian and to clearly demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission, principles, values and practices of the Trust.
If you are interested in applying, email your CV and covering email outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, including your fit with our vision and values, current and required salary details to email@example.com. For further details please call our reception on 01865 302900 and ask to speak to the HR Coordinator.
The closing date for applications is Midnight on Thursday 15th October 2015.