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Our client is hiring a Head of PR and Social Media to join the team.

A suitable candidate should be a motivated and multi-skilled individual that meets the requirements of the role.


  • Develop ongoing relationships with relevant media representatives at the community, regional and national levels.
  • Proactively place media stories to raise the profile of the company.
  • Respond promptly to all media inquiries.
  • Write and disseminate all press releases for significant grants made by the organization, for institutional news, and for findings and outcomes of the organization's projects.
  • Create and implement a community news strategy to raise awareness.
  • Manage the company’s social media efforts, including day-to-day leadership and implementation of the Foundation’s social media marketing efforts, including regular updating of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social media.
  • Manage multimedia assets of the company, including videos, posted on external platforms, including YouTube, Flickr and others.
  • Organize press conferences, and arrange and monitor interviews.
  • Regularly place articles about the organization's initiatives in traditional and new media.
  • Work with the Vice President to develop media opportunities for the President and other staff and projects.
  • Build and implement a role for the company as a media resource for interviews with experts on relevant issues.
  • Create media and publication packets by quarter to provide to Board members.
  • Provide public relations advice to Grantee organizations on occasion.
  • Maintain relationships with communications officers from other community foundations, sharing “best practices” information and participating on mutually advantageous collaborations.
  • Oversee all public relations work; provide information and ideas to firm or person and obtains necessary approvals for all media coverage.
  • Assist in the development of plans and policies related to public relations and social media.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Implement innovative PR campaigns by researching approaches and developing high-quality media.
  • Develop strong relationships with journalists, including national, digital and broad case media.
  • Establish strong relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • Identify opportunities to promote campaigns.
  • Respond to media enquiries and stories as they break.
  • Set up media interviews with spokespeople.



  • Excellent in PR, journalism and communications.
  • Excellent track record of planning effective media activity and securing quality media coverage.
  • Excellent written communications skills and strong experience in wiring for the media including news releases.
  • Consistent attention to detail; excellent editing and proofreading skills.
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive issues and experience working with case studies.
  • Experience assimilating complex information such as research reports and stats-based stories into clear, compelling copy, targeted at different audiences.
  • Understanding and experience of social media and its use in integrated media campaigns to support and advance media objectives.


  • Driving License and use of a car.