Press and Media Manager
£38,700 - £45,885 per annum
Remote first with an office available in Central London and regular team meetings in the office
Head of Communications
We are happy to talk about flexible working.
Application Closing Date
Deadline extended to 10am, Monday 04 December
Introduction to the role
Full Fact fights bad information. We’re recruiting for a new Press & Media Manager to help tackle the spread of misleading, dangerous claims—and hold those responsible to account.
As Press & Media Manager, you will make sure those who make false claims in public can’t get away with it. Every day our team of fact checkers and campaigners find, check and challenge false claims. Your job will be to make our voice heard in the daily news cycle.
This is your chance to create and lead campaigns that demand national media attention and ultimately change public debate for the better—working alongside a Press & Media Officer, and with a supportive team behind you.
Bad information—whether shared by politicians, journalists or influencers online—ruins lives. No one should settle for it. You’ll win support for Full Fact’s cause and make change happen through creative, high level media campaigns that bring our policy and advocacy work to life.
Whether that’s responding to breaking news with an op-ed pitch, or calling out a false claim from a high profile figure, you’ll manage the quick, effective press office operation we need to set and react to the daily news agenda, coordinating enquiries and releases to tight deadlines.
Full Fact fights for honesty in political debate, but is independent and impartial. You’ll bring in-depth understanding of the UK political news landscape, building key relationships and reinforcing Full Fact’s reputation ahead of the next general election.
You’ll thrive in a fast-paced environment but know how to support colleagues, including in the run up to an interview or event appearance. You’ll never compromise detail and accuracy, but know how to translate complex stories into headline-friendly copy.
Full Fact is an established name with a ten year reputation. You’ll use and develop your contacts book of journalists and producers to grow our profile even further, ensuring regular spots across print and broadcast news.
This is an exciting time to join Full Fact. With thousands of media mentions over the last year alone, you’ll be working as part of a successful communications team alongside creative specialists in brand, campaigns and social media. We’re looking for someone who shares our ambitions and pushes us even further.
Our reputation matters. As well as looking to build and reinforce it, you’ll be personally committed to Full Fact’s standards as an independent, impartial charity.
If you are interested in applying but not sure you have all the skills, please do apply. We are open both to supporting learning on the job and to rearranging tasks within the team to suit the skillsets of the best applicant
The purpose of this role is to make Full Fact an un-ignorable voice in UK news.
Win support for Full Fact’s cause and make change happen through creative, national media campaigns
Rapid, co-ordinated press office operation, including for out of hours enquiries, and managing a press officer
Full Fact staff are able to speak confidently and on-message in interviews and event appearances
Set, not just react, to the news agenda
Bring and/or build the relationships Full Fact needs to increase its profile, on news and broadcast desks, in partner press teams
Translate complex policy or editorial work into lively, engaging copy—including press releases, opinion pieces, and briefings—that gets Full Fact noticed for the right reasons
Grow Full Fact’s name recognition among the UK public and journalists
What we are looking for from you
Political impartiality and sensitivity:
You are committed to the political neutrality of our work and have a good understanding of impartiality (please see the rules on our website).
Understanding of public debate in the UK and sensitivity to the political context we work in.
Experience managing a press operation
Experience line managing one or more team members
An established network of high level print, broadcast and online media contacts, or ability to build one
In depth understanding of UK politics and news landscape
Able to write clearly, concisely and persuasively for a wide variety of audiences and on a wide variety of issues, including opinion pieces, press release copy, and briefings
Understanding of what makes a good interview, and to support others in delivering it
Ability to work autonomously and effectively across teams
Ability to make sound judgement calls, often to tight deadlines
Understanding the role of good PR in building and developing a strong brand
What we offer
Starting salary of £38,700 - £45,885 per annum depending on experience.
25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
In addition, we close the office for a period between Christmas and New Year.
Day off for moving home.
Comfortable, centrally located London office with good transport links.
Employee Assistance Programme.
How to apply
Upload your CV and cover letter using the link below by 10am on Monday 06 December 2023.
Our recruitment platform will remove identifying details such as email addresses to allow us to sift applications anonymously
Before applying, please read the requirements we place on staff to protect Full Fact’s independence and non-partisanship https://fullfact.org/get-involved/jobs/#standards
How the application process will work
We want to see you at your best to understand your strengths and the contribution you could make at Full Fact with strong support, including for your learning and development. We also want to make sure that we use your time well during this process and don’t ask for more from you than we need to. We will make any reasonable adjustments we need to make to this process to help ensure you can perform at your best. For more information about this before applying, please contact email@example.com.
The interview panel will be Phoebe Arnold, Interim Head of Communications, Chris Morris, CEO, and Laura Dewis, COO.
The process starts off with an anonymised covering letter and CV. This will be read by at least two people to produce a shortlist for interview.
The first round interviews will be a phone (not video) interview, lasting no more than half an hour, at a time that’s convenient for you. We will record it so at least two people can review each interview to decide who we invite back for the second round. The recordings will be deleted at the end of the process.
The second round will include a structured interview and a timed task which assumes no prior knowledge. The task can be completed prior to the interview, at a time that most suits you.
The interview will be with the full panel by video and last no more than an hour. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to prepare, including anything we’d recommend reading in advance.