We are looking for a Communications Assistant to support the Director of Communications, our Climate Stories that Work project and our general communications function. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background or age. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities (visible and invisible, mental and physical); people who identify as being LGBTQIA; and people who identify as working-class or have done so in the past.About On Road MediaOn Road Media is an award-winning charity that tackles social problems by improving media coverage of misrepresented groups and issues. We work towards long term narrative change by informing everything we do with research that tells us which stories are most effective to create positive social change. We support people with first-hand experience of issues to do safer, more strategic media work – and we work with culture and content makers to shape powerful and effective communications. Our projects include “Climate Stories that Work”, “Talking About Poverty”, “Angles: A Different Take on Sexual and Domestic Abuse”, “All About Trans”, and “Media Movers” which supports young people with migrant backgrounds. Our work has leveraged over £6 million in positive programming in the UK.The kind of person we’re looking for loves working in a team towards the common goal of improving the world around us. You will be fascinated by communications and excited to learn about our methodology. You’ll be keen to play a significant role in a small, award-winning charity. You will be up for a challenge and will enjoy the support of an experienced and friendly team.
Job skills and requirements
- Administrative experience: You will be highly organised with strong attention to detail.
- Systems: You are a quick learner, and will be able to get on with the tasks required, as well as be able to use your initiative to make improvements to systems in place.
- Communication: You’ll have a warm and professional communication style and will be great at talking to people, whether they be campaigners or funders, listening to and meeting their needs. You have an excellent eye for detail and have strong writing skills – able to send clear, concise emails ahead of events and minutes after these.
- IT literate and online presence: You will know your way around a computer and be comfortable using different systems. You will have used WordPress, Google Drive and Outlook.
- A strong instinct for digital communications: You will be social media savvy and have some experience in using different channels to support and enhance an organisation’s work.
- Organisation and prioritisation: You will be comfortable and confident working in a busy environment, able to keep events and administration on track with your excellent organisation skills. You have experience in prioritising a workload and aren’t afraid to communicate shifting priorities to your team.
- Problem-solving skills: Inevitably, things go wrong or take unusual turns – you’ll be able and up for working with your team to find solutions to the issue at hand. You’re not afraid to reach out to colleagues when things go wrong, and you won’t overthink mistakes.
- Experience working for a purpose-driven organisation
- Interested in social change
Values and Behaviours
- Personally committed to On Road Media’s mission and collaboration-focussed method of work
- Committed to reflection and learning, including sharing failures and uncertainties
- Interested in growing self-awareness, including an understanding of how your background has shaped the opportunities afforded to you and how you relate to people from different backgrounds to you
- Willing to develop emotional intelligence, including a growing ability to empathise with and appreciate others
- Awareness of your own needs: you will be good at knowing your limits under pressure and will be confident to ask for help when you need it
- Resilience working under pressure, ability and willingness to both give and take constructive feedback
- Willingness to work the odd evening or weekend as needed, with a time-off-in-lieu policy