Location: Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust in Largs, North Ayrshire.
Duration: Mid-June to mid-September 2019 (Proposed dates: Monday 10 June to Friday 20 September – 15 weeks)
The role: Use your media and journalistic skills to make a real difference by helping to tell the young people’s stories and raise awareness of the Trust’s impact. Join our team in Largs to contribute to the delivery of the Trust’s overall 2019 communications strategy.
The role will involve working in the office and joining parts of the young people’s sailing trips around the Firth of Clyde. You will be responsible for capturing and cataloguing multimedia content and interviewing young people, as well as distributing content via media and social media channels in liaison with the Trust’s Cowes-based communications team.
We are looking for someone with great communication skills and a creative mind who is highly-organised and has a great degree of empathy.
During peak trip season, it is all-hands-to-the-pump to ensure the young people have the most positive, life-changing experience possible. So you must be a real team player and prepared to muck in to support the operations team, skippers and volunteers above and beyond your immediate media-related roles and responsibilities when required.
Responsibilities: To include but not limited to…
- Gathering and distributing cross-channel social media content
- Interviewing young people (video and for print)
- Managing photos – this would include taking photos, downloading and cataloguing the boat camera photos at the end of each trip, selecting and cataloguing the trip highlights for social media and the Trust’s public photo platform, Libris, at the end of each trip, sending photo links to young people and their parents at the end of each trip.
- Identifying and logging good trip quotes and pieces of feedback for PR use.
- Press releases (draft and distribution depending on experience)
- Filming / package editing (depending on experience)
- Audio editing (depending on experience)
- Working closely with the Communications Team in Cowes to achieve the Trust’s overall communications objectives for 2019.
Hours: You will be contracted for 40 hours per week at minimum wage. Because of the nature of the trips, it is not a standard 9am-5pm role and you might be required to work in the evenings and potentially some weekends.
Hours will be managed in liaison with the Communications Manager and the Largs Operations Manager. Lieu time arrangements are in place to cover any working hours over the normal working week.
Role requirements: To be considered for this role you will need to have or be studying for a communications or journalism-related degree and have ideally undertaken at least one previous in-industry work placement (although this is not compulsory). No sailing experience is necessary.
The ideal candidate would be local but could commute. A full driving licence, held for more than 12 months, would be preferred. The role will require you to become a member of the PVG Scheme, and it is subject to references and undertaking safeguarding training.
Want to know more? Check out our website at www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at @emctrust to get a real flavour of what the Trust does and the difference we make.
How to apply: Ready for the most rewarding summer of your life so far? Send your CV and a short covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday 20 February. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 4 March 2019.