News Planning and Media Manager

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust


Job Description

Salary: 33,270 per annum (18.28 per hour)
Hours of Work: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Location: York (JRF may be able to contribute towards re-location costs)

JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive social change in the UK. Communicating and influencing effectively in the external environment is integral to the success of both organisations in bringing about positive change for everyone affected by poverty and social problems in the UK. The media is a critical element in our communications and influencing strategy.

This is an important role with responsibility for planning and delivering strategic and effective media relations, as part of wider influencing strategies across our public affairs activity and engagement. We are looking for someone who is confident dealing with the national media and able to make timely and strategic interventions to get our messages and evidence into public debate. You need to be able to understand and get under the skin of research, translate it into enticing copy and sell it in to high-profile media outlets. A strong contact list in the national media is desirable and you must be able to build networks quickly. But above all, we are after a news and social media junkie who is passionate about keeping poverty and social issues in the UK in the media spotlight.

The role is in the Communications and External Affairs Directorate, and is part of the Engagement team, which includes the functions of media, stakeholder relations, and digital marketing and communications. The role reports to the Head of Engagement and line manages a Senior Media Officer. It is based at JRFs headquarters in York, with frequent travel to London and occasional travel throughout the UK.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Michelle Ong on 01904 615932 or email to arrange a phone call with the appropriate person.

To apply, please click the Apply button and complete the application form on our website. Or our 24-hour recruitment answerphone on 01904 615 943.

Closing deadline for completed is 1:00pm on 20 March 2015.

Please send it to the HR Department, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Homestead, 40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP.

Completed application forms received in the HR office after the closing deadline will not be taken into consideration.

No CVs or agency applications please.


  • Location : York
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  • Salary: £33,270 per annum
  • Closing Date : 20 March 2015
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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