HOPE not hate is the UK’s leading anti-fascist campaign group. Our communications work has told the story of HOPE not hate foiling a murder plot, provides vital intelligence to media outlets, and helped us to raise tens of thousands of pounds to continue our vital work. We’re looking for a media officer to join our team, based in our London office, to liaise with the media to best tell our story, promote our work and use outreach to the press to further our goals.
If you’re passionate about challenging racism and pushing back the rise of the far right, enjoy developing and building relationships with the media, crafting and placing impactful stories, and maintaining the high profile of an organisation like ours, we want to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will be driven to deliver results – you will know what success looks like and how you might measure it – by demonstrating an analytical approach to digital strategy. You will be able to articulate the value of and advocate for digital tactics and best practices both within the organisation and to our supporters.
We want to hear from applicants from all backgrounds, and especially welcome applications from people of colour, women, and people with disabilities. We’re committed to a belief that the more our work is created by people from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of life experiences, the better it will be.
We expect applicants to show a range of experiences:
2-3 years in journalism, political comms, campaign group comms or a similar environment which demonstrates your ability to do this job.
A great understanding of how the media works and an exceptional news sense. You will not be afraid of pushing back on bad ideas and tenaciously driving forward good ones. You get a buzz from securing coverage.
The ability to read in-depth reports and research and translate the content into media-friendly briefings, identifying what the media needs and getting it for them
100% commitment to HOPE not hate’s values and objectives, a dynamic, self-starting and ambitious personality, ready to take on the far right through the British media.
Working as a member of our Campaigns and Communications team, this role includes:
Working with your existing network of journalists, opinion writer and influencers, you will be responsible for ensuring HOPE not hate generates a high volume of exceptional media coverage exposing and disrupting the far right and promoting our values and objectives.
Being the primary source of HOPE not hate’s news coverage. You will get under the hood of every part of the organisation and generate powerful stories about our fight against the far right, our work to build community resilience, and our efforts to counter radicalisation amongst young people.
Taking in-depth research and translating it into stories that help explain our work, viewpoint and analysis in accessible and interesting ways.
Helping to lead our rapid response efforts, proactively monitoring media output that is relevant to our work to keep the rest of the team abreast of developments, and leading interventions, from statements and quotes through to directly engaging with journalists and influencer over Twitter.
We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team. We do not require degree level formal education.
To apply, submit your CV and cover letter by 5 July 2019, using “Media Officer Application” as your subject line.
Your cover letter should be no longer than 500 words, and explain how your experience matches the criteria we’re looking for. We welcome links to examples of your work, but this is not a requirement.