24 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions News Editor, Social Media Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Salary: £29,750 plus benefits
Location: Stratford, London
Contract: Fixed term – 4 months
Application process: CV and cover letter
Closing date: Midnight 5th November (however please note that we may begin interviewing before this date so early application is strongly recommended)
Are you an innovative and ambitious science communicator with the desire to join us and help us beat cancer?
We are looking for a self-motivated individual to...
  • Support the communication of new developments in cancer science, health and policy research across the charity’s digital news channels using written and multimedia storytelling.
  • Work collaboratively within the communications department and with teams across CRUK, including Social Media and the Science and Health Media teams, to ensure our approach to communicating about the research of the charity to the public is integrated and strategic.
  • Assist in production of video, graphics and audio content for the CRUK website.
  • Manage proactive news reporting on the charity’s news channels and help broaden our reach as an authoritative, evidence-based source of science, health and policy news.
Here at Cancer Research UK, our understanding of cancer is increasing at a faster pace than ever before, and more people are surviving thanks to the work we do. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Now we need a Multimedia Officer (Science News)* to help manage our online news channels and commission and produce innovative and engaging content for CRUK.
You can help us beat cancer through your...
  • Experience of producing online written and multimedia content.
  • Exposure to science communications or journalism and of science writing or multimedia productions for the general public.
  • Excellent scientific knowledge, ideally within cancer.
  • Understanding of the ways of working for a charity would be beneficial.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, so you’ll need experience of working in the science communication or journalism fields, the ability to assess and stand up news stories, check facts, interview experts and work to tight external-world deadlines. You’ll also need the interest and enthusiasm to learn new digital storytelling skills and keep up to date with global developments in cancer research and the charity’s scientific work.
If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to accelerate progress and pioneer more tomorrows.
*Please note this role is internally known as Officer (News and Content)

Skills Required

  • News Editing
  • Social Media Management

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