Closing Date : 5th December 2022
Greenpeace is an international non-profit global campaigning organisation. Our independence and global reach enable us to stand for positive change through action in order to defend nature and promote peace. We investigate and expose global environmental problems, confront those in positions of power and present alternative solutions.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced press officer to work on some of the world's biggest environmental campaigns at a critical juncture for the future of the living world.
As our fossil fuel dependence turbocharges a major cost of living crisis and climate impacts grow more devastating all around us, the stakes are getting higher but so is the pressure on governments and corporations to take action.
As a leading environmental organisation, Greenpeace is at the forefront of the most urgent challenges we face, from the climate emergency and plastic pollution to deforestation and ocean protection.
As a member of our news team, you will sit at the very heart of our campaigning operation. You will focus on gaining influential coverage for our campaigns and identifying opportunities for strategic interventions that help us win. You will help shape our communications strategies and craft the compelling messages we need to win the public argument on behalf of our planet.
This is a fast-paced and varied job that requires strong initiative, creative thinking, and great organisational skills. You may be planning a big direct action to stop a ship carrying polluting diesel cars to the UK one day, and pitching a high-profile investigation to a national newspaper the next.
We are looking for a savvy media operator who enjoys the cut and thrust of the daily news cycle, has a good grasp of all UK media, and has some understanding of who holds the power and pulls the strings when it comes to UK and global policy. We also need a proactive press officer who doesn’t just wait to be fed a news story but goes out there looking for one.
You will also be working with our award-winning investigative unit, Unearthed, to increase the public profile of our investigations, so experience in this field will be highly valued.
For this role we are looking for someone with solid experience of generating high-quality media coverage for campaigns across a wide range of media outlets, from local media to newspaper features, TV news, and consumer magazines. Experience of working on international campaigns and coordinating press initiatives with organisations based in multiple countries will also be a bonus.
You’ll be great at spotting opportunities to intervene in current media debates, and be able to translate complex political, scientific and environmental information into succinct and clear messages that successfully reach our target audiences. As well as your communication, interpersonal skills and diplomacy, this role will also test your ability to organise and improvise. You will need to be equally adept in facing and communicating with openly hostile audiences as with the passionately supportive. You will also have an understanding of the value of investigative work and of the role that mobilising audiences plays in winning campaigns.
You’ll believe in our aims and will be committed to building a working environment where everyone feels accepted and valued.
You will also be able to demonstrate substantial experience as a press officer or journalist. Some UK and overseas travel may be involved and, to ensure out-of-hours cover, you’ll take part in an on-call duty rota. You will contribute to our fast-moving strategic campaign planning and development, and at times, you may also be required to work on one or more of our campaigns.
We give you:
You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. We offer great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, subsidised lunches, free yoga and a wealth of well-being resources, just to name a few. Take a look at our Work for Greenpeace pages to find out more about what it’s like to work for us and why you should apply.
Our commitment to diversity:
At Greenpeace UK we are committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity and becoming anti-racist. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental and campaigning organisations and want to do all we can to correct this. In particular, we want to be more representative of Britain’s diversity at senior levels of GPUK. If you have the skills we need and are a person of colour, disabled, LGBTQIA, non-binary, have a mental health condition, or if you identify as working class now or in the past, we would welcome an application from you.
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Greenpeace UK is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.
CLOSING DATE : 9.00 am 5th December
INTERVIEWS: Week of 12th December