Global Head of Media

World Animal Protection Animal Marketing, Communications & PR
Senior Fixed Term Salary: £40,000-£49,000 Closing date: 11 May 2017

Global Head of Media – The Role
You will be responsible for setting our global media strategy to build our reputation and awareness as a leading animal welfare organisation worldwide by engaging key supporter and stakeholder audiences.

You will own our media profile as well as manage our global reputation.

Your key focus will be to develop a proactive approach to the media and build high level relationships with influential international journalists to deliver increased media coverage on a global scale.

We will look to you to provide strategic leadership and operational management to international and country based teams on media strategy too.

You will also provide strategic advice to manage reactive issues as well as support country offices to deliver key media objectives. This will involve developing spokespeople throughout the organisation and building the media capacity of campaign teams and country offices to handle issues.

Global Head of Media – Requirements
You must have worked in a similar high profile senior level media role and achieved significant and effective media coverage for key projects and campaigning activity. Your remit will have also covered crisis communications and reputation management.

Used to advising senior management teams you will be expert at engaging with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels and internationally.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to deal with complex media issues, work audience based profiling and develop, launch, manage and evaluating high profile campaigns.

You will also possess well developed communication, budgeting and project management skills.

Knowledge of animal welfare issues and campaigns would be an advantage.

Who are we?
We are World Animal Protection.
For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals.
We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.

Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We are working to help people to see how important animals are to all of us.

We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.

Join us and together we can move the world for animals.

Global Head of Media – How to Apply
If you want to be part of a dynamic organisation that values people as individuals, as well as inspires and motivates its employees to succeed and expand their talents, then please send a copy of your CV and cover/motivation letters addressing your skills and experience relative to the role to [email protected]

Closing date: 11th May 2017

Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.  We will not be able consider candidates who do not have the eligibility to work in the UK.

As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates we will generally give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed.  It is important that you show how you meet all the essential criteria and your application will be stronger if you show that you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application.  If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

World Animal Protection is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.  We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the communities.

We kindly request Recruitment agencies should not approach us for this role as we will be considering direct applications.

Our new name is World Animal Protection. We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals)

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