Do you enjoy creative writing?

Have you got an eye for a striking photo?

Would you like to get involved in campaigning on global issues in your local area?

Then Greenpeace Surrey Local Group’s Local Press and Media Co-ordinator role could be right up your street!

Surrey Local Group provides a public face to Greenpeace campaigns in the area and brings expertise and energy that are vital to Greenpeace’s successes as a campaigning organisation.

In addition to campaigning, Surrey Group also organises fundraising and outreach events like film screenings and gigs.

About the role:

Local Press and Media Co-ordinators get local press coverage of Group campaigns and activities. This involves sending out press releases, writing letters to the Editor of a paper, taking photos, and building relationships with journalists.

Getting local press coverage means that more people read about our campaigns and know that there’s a local Greenpeace group near them.

It also allows us to reach MPs and other decision-makers.

Having content written by local people, for local people is so much more relevant and inspiring than anything written by a central press team!

You’ll be part of the Surrey Group, a Network of Local Media Co-ordinators all across the UK, and supported by a member of staff at Greenpeace.

You’ll usually be asked to do one or two things a month, which will probably take around 4 - 6 hours per month, alongside going to online monthly meetings and supporting with campaign activities.

What skills do I need?

• Interested in global campaigning, such as on climate change, plastics, deforestation

• Friendly and confident engaging with members of the public

• Happy to get involved with the Surrey Local Group and to go along to monthly meetings (currently online) and take part in campaign activities (a mixture of online and offline)

• Willing to take online training, and attending training face-to-face in the future

• An excellent written communicator

• Able to take a good photo

• You don’t have to be really knowledgeable about the media, or a trained journalist - we provide training and support

• Internet and computer savvy, and have reliable internet access

• Ideally available for at least one year, but we understand that circumstances can change, and we want to make the role work for you

• Local to Surrey

  • Environment
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media

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Availability Details

Flexible role - Working from Home. Campaign activities take place largely at weekends. Monthly meetings happen online on a weekday evenings (usually third Tuesday of the month).

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