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The Society of Editors is looking for a well organised person to join their small team for a period of maternity leave cover. The role will involve helping to plan and execute the society’s varied events, including its annual conference, national and regional media wards, regular seminars and lectures.
The role will also include working to support the executive director and society board in providing research to support initiatives and campaigns to promote the society’s aims.
The successful applicant will ideally have some background in journalism, either through employment or education, or have a keen understanding and interest in the world of the media and newspapers.
Essential qualities include:
- Strong organisational skills.
- Good internet skills.
- Strong writing skills.
- Good understanding of social media.
- Good general knowledge and interest in news and current affairs.
- Ability to work without supervision.
- Flexibility to travel and be away for short periods.
- Good people skills.
Desirable qualities include:
- Journalism training or experience.
- Knowledge of events and hospitality.
To assist the executive director in event planning and delivering Society of Editors (SoE) events, and to carry out research and support for the Society.
You will be required to liaise and negotiate with companies, organisations and individuals involved in staging SoE events as well as liaising with, but not exclusively, delegates, award nominees, SoE contacts and members, SoE Board Members.
You will be required to assist in carrying out such research as the Executive Director requires and assisting to provide reports and responses to industry related matters.
You will be required to keep abreast of media industry matters and advise the Executive Director on any relevant issues.
With members in national, regional, and local media, journalism education and media law, the SoE has represented the industry at the highest level for 21 years, campaigning and lobbying on behalf of press freedom, editorial standards and the public right to know.
The SoE is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
If you are interested in this opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 August with a covering letter (no longer than one page), plus a short CV. Please mention Journo Resources when you apply, it really helps us out.