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The Diocese of Southwark is looking for an experienced Editor/Communications Manager to join its creative, enthusiastic and vibrant Communications Department in implementing its exciting new Communications Strategy. The Communications Department is responsible for sharing the good news stories from across the diocese through a variety of platforms ranging from The Bridge, the Diocesan newspaper, to social media. We also handle enquiries from local and national print and broadcast media.
- To take briefs, research and write articles and materials for a variety of the Diocese’s publications
- To produce The Bridge Newspaper Plan and prepare materials to accompany particular campaigns on a range of subjects for different departments.
- To write blogs and other material for publication on the website or through social media sites. Handle media enquiries – including producing statements, background briefing materials and other helpful information for journalists
- Draft a range of communications materials, including press releases and statements.
- Working with the Director to ensure the production of the Bridge (monthly newspaper).
- To plan and prepare the materials to accompany particular campaigns on a range of subjects for different departments.
- Deputise for the Director of Communications
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an excellent communicator with a Journalism or English degree, have excellent writing, editing and media relations skills, have experience of, and enjoy writing and editing copy to a high standard in a clear and lively manner. You must have at least 6 years work experience, excellent design and layout skills with knowledge and experience of Adobe InDesign, a passion for communications, the ability to work to deadlines and a strong news sense. We are a small team, so the willingness to pitch in as and when required is important.
The Diocese of Southwark serves 2.8 million people in the 16 Local Authorities of South London and East Surrey through 356 places of worship – a Church of England presence in every community – and 106 church schools educating over 37,000 young people. It embraces many diverse communities and a large number of major institutions, many with global significance. https://southwark.anglican.org/