Work for us
We are seeking a tenacious and ambitious Communications Officer (media and writing)
Who we are
We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.
The job will be based just outside the beautiful historic city of Cambridge.
Can you handle the extreme focus of media attention, and write passionately about a cause which affects too many people around the world? Can you work alongside some of the top communications and policy people in the most giant internet companies, charities, government and start-ups?
Reporting to the Communications Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the proactive and reactive press activity of the IWF, to include a regional, national and international remit. You will think creatively about how to raise the profile of individuals within IWF, whilst enhancing the reputation and increasing awareness of the organisation. You will work on the IWF’s campaigns to advise on, and drive, media coverage.
The public and international profile of the IWF is growing and you’re going to help us increase this further. There is great interest from the media, the public sector and the online industry in our work, expertise and services. Our small, busy communications department requires a Communications Officer to support a range of activities with a focus on media and writing. You’ll be forward planning our media opportunities, reacting to incoming enquiries, speaking to journalists, ensuring our public relations complements our marketing communications and you will be working with all levels of seniority in our organisation. You will understand how the media and words can help shape and position an organisation strategically, being able to see the bigger picture whilst getting the detail right.
If you’ve got a thirst for working fast, with accuracy and efficiency, and you can see and create opportunities for great media coverage to benefit our reputation, fundraising and strategic positioning, this is for you.
This is a fabulous opportunity to be part of a young, dynamic and happy team. You will be given the chance to continue to use your skills and grow a successful career in communications. It will challenge your ability, but you will see how your hard work will reap immediate rewards.
We work nationally and internationally, and therefore you will work with national and international media, on campaigns, and with some of the biggest names in the internet world.
If you think you have the passion to help us eliminate online child sexual abuse imagery from the internet, are excited about how we use the latest technology to achieve this, then we want to hear from you. In return for your commitment we’ll continue to train you, nurture your talent and welcome you into the IWF family.
You need a high level of written and verbal communications, ability to prioritise your competing demands and able to work to deadlines. With energy and enthusiasm, we need you to be able to grasp detail and feel comfortable communicating with people at all levels.
Haven’t heard of IWF before?
Here is what Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman, said about us: “The IWF is a key partner in the fight against child sexual abuse imagery online. We are proud to work with their excellent team to remove this content from the web and together develop new techniques to help stamp out this terrible crime. We look forward to seeing their work develop further in the coming months and years.”
Starting salary £34,226.00 pa plus benefits. You will not be required to view potentially criminal images.
For an informal chat about the role, contact Emma Hardy on 07929 553679
Closing date for applications is Friday 13 September 2019 at 5 pm. Interviews will take place on Monday 30 September 2019.
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