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Cancer Research UK
Press Officer (mat cover, 12mo)
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Are you a highly driven Press professional who can help us win the fight against cancer?
We are looking for an articulate and engaging individual to…
?????Become a key member of our award-winning science and health media team
?????Create media and public interest in the aims of the charity, while deepening the understanding of our scientific work
?????Communicate complex ideas and a wide range of issues surrounding the research, causes, treatments and prevention of cancer
?????Receive and respond to media enquiries quickly, providing accurate information and relevant spokespeople
Our science holds the solution. We work to inspire volunteers, unite the scientific community, educate the public about cancer prevention and tell our story to the government to bring about change. Now we need a Press Officer to write and issue press releases on a wide range of topics including newly published scientific papers, health campaigns, new statistics, clinical trial results and cancer treatments. You will also organise press conferences and other media events and develop and maintain positive working relationships with the charity's medical and scientific staff and associates. You???ll join a press team which regularly works to tight deadlines and you???ll help to maintain its position as the first port of call for journalists working on cancer stories. Communicating Cancer Research UK???s work to the public through all forms of media is vital as our research receives no government funding but relies on public donation.
In order to join us in the exciting new role, you will have…
?????Experience of taking the lead in press activity for specific projects
?????The ability to communicate complex ideas simply, clearly and effectively in plain English
?????The skills needed to work independently and as part of a team in a constantly changing and sometimes pressurised environment
?????Strong organisation skills to manage your own day to day workload while working to tight deadlines
How to Apply
All applications should be made via the Cancer Research UK careers website, where you will need to create a profile before you can submit an application. Our online application process also involves attaching your CV and Covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for the role and explain how you meet the set criteria.
You can apply for a job by clicking on the Apply Online link at the bottom of each job posting.
Circa ??26,000 – ??28,000 p.a.
12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
Closing Date: 16th December 2012
Interviews to be held on 19th and 20th December