Senior Press Officer, Environmental Justice Foundation

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Location: Bath or London
Salary details: £35–38,000pa
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This is a varied and fast-paced role for an outstanding Senior Press Officer with comprehensive media connections and a proven track record of securing high-level media coverage for environmental campaigns. We are looking for someone with a passion for our work and the drive, experience and skills to build our audiences, raise the profile of our campaigns and get our perspectives in front of key decision-makers.

You will gain significant media coverage for EJF’s messages, working across all our campaigns. You will work independently to ensure a steady flow of high-quality, creative press outreach, as well as pitching and writing blogs and op-eds to promote our perspectives. You will have a proven ability to understand our audiences and develop media campaigns to reach them, and have the adaptability and inventiveness to respond to a rapidly changing media landscape. You will know which outlets key political decision-makers read, and how to place material with them.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure impactful and consistent coverage of our campaigns, and the issues they cover, in high-profile media outlets
  • Prepare press releases and media packs for report launches and external developments, ensuring both proactive and reactive coverage
  • Respond swiftly to media enquiries
  • Research and contact influential people and outlets to increase EJF’s reach, building a database to record and evaluate this outreach
  • Work with our communications team around the world to develop coordinated media strategies across geographies and languages
  • Evaluate and report on our press performance, making recommendations for ongoing improvement
  • Write op-eds and blog articles on core EJF campaign areas
  • Uphold the highest standards of scientifically rigorous but engaging writing at all times
  • Host press briefings at events with external stakeholders

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • At least 4 years of press experience, in a press office, journalism or both
  • A strong undergraduate degree in English, journalism, an environmental science, or any other relevant degree for scientifically grounded campaigns communication
  • Expertise in working with journalists at key outlets to ensure effective coverage
  • An effective knowledge of the UK, EU and international media outlets read by political decision-makers, and how to place articles in them
  • Excellent copywriting skills and the ability to identify a good story, linking current affairs to EJF campaigns
  • An exceptional level of creativity and drive to seek out new opportunities to promote EJF’s work
  • Outstanding attention to detail and factual accuracy
  • Reliable, determined, self-motivated, resourceful and able to work effectively with a small, dynamic, and international team
  • Superb organisational skills, able to work quickly and prioritise efficiently to deliver timely outputs

Desirable Skills and Attributes

  • Understanding of international policy regarding some or all of environmental justice, ocean conservation and climate justice
  • Professional proficiency in German, French, Spanish or another language of a key EU Member State
  • Postgraduate education in a relevant discipline


  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Generous annual leave allowance increasing for each year of service, plus 1 personal day per year
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Home working 2 days per week


Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job and where you saw this ad to Please title your email “Application for the role of Senior Press Officer”.

Closing date for applications: 20th March 2023 at 5pm UK time. Please mention Journo Resources when you apply. It really helps us out.

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