Your browser does not support javascript! Please enable it.

XR UK Press Officer

Group:UK Media and Messaging
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:5-9
No. spaces available:2
Meeting Time:Optional Media & Messaging team meeting Mon 10-11am | Press Team meetings Fri 2-3pm
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:
Essential Skills:Copywriting, interpersonal skills, comfortable speaking to journalists and producers. Some prior public relations or journalism experience. Comfortable using MailChimp and Wordpress or happy to learn.
Desired Skills:Experience working in Extinction Rebellion (at the local, regional or national level) and coordinating teams of volunteers is desirable.
Accessibility considerations:If you're hard of hearing (closed captions can be used during meetings) or visually impaired, then the online meeting aspect may be a barrier. You would need to be able to use a computer/keyboard.

The XR UK Press team sits in the Media & Messaging Team. The team manages XR UK relationships with journalists and the media (online, print, TV and radio).

We are looking for one or two people who can:

  • Respond to queries to XR UK via the press phone and inbox, including placing and briefing spokespeople for print/radio/TV interviews
  • Work with actions teams on press relations for actions (writing press releases, contacting journalists about actions, preparing talking points for spokespeople)
  • Liaise with the social media team to align on messaging and publicising of actions
  • Work with spokespeople/writers to write opinion pieces to pitch to media
  • Build relationships with journalists in the UK and globally to keep them up to date with XR UK’s activities

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

UK Media and Messaging

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

UK wide comms and messaging

Related roles