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Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes – Sports Recovery Communications Assistant

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Salary: £22-23K.
CV’s to come via jobs@helpforheroes.org.uk
Closing date 6/2/17

To support the Communications Manager in driving awareness through traditional media and social channels, of the amazing sporting stories of our beneficiaries at both a grass roots and performance level.

Accountabilities

  • To support the Communications Manager in the delivery of day to day communications activity and on specific projects
  • To generate media coverage for the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme
  • To ensure correct messaging for Help for Heroes support to individuals and teams is translated through traditional and social media channels

Main Responsibilities

Media Relations:

  • Develop relationships with media/journalists in order to generate impactful media coverage in target national, regional and consumer press outlets and across channels
  • Draft engaging copy, press releases, photo call notices, photography briefs, ambassador briefs, statements and quotes
  • Manage the Sports Recovery Twitter handle. Co-ordinate and work with the digital team to provide regular, relevant and engaging content for use on the H4H website and social channels
  • Support on Sports Recovery related PR events including launches, photo calls & press conferences
  • Assist with corporate campaigns in relation to sport
  • Respond to incoming media enquiries in an effective & timely manner
  • Regularly monitor the press to ensure any relevant or negative stories are flagged in a timely manner and responded to
  • Proactively identify media opportunities and facilitate media visits and enquiries
  • Support direct to beneficiary communications

Administration:

  • Keep abreast of any activity / news relevant to your area of work
  • Ensure all media coverage is monitored and saved and evaluated on an ongoing basis
  • Build successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Help communicate internally about the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery programme
  • Complete first draft of weekly and monthly update reports
  • Any other duties as required

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