PR & Media Officer

PR & Media Officer

  • London
  • Permanent
  • Circa £35,000 per annum

UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.


This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as PR & Media Officer, working in a fast-paced and busy press office responsible for delivering world class communications for UNICEF UK’s public fundraising and brand campaigns, as well as delivering news-focused media for humanitarian and policy-led issues.


You will manage relationships with both news and consumer-focused journalists across UK media, working with UK and global colleagues to deliver effective and well messaged multi-media coverage for UNICEF UK’s humanitarian emergencies and child’s rights issues. You will deliver media relations for high-profile communications and fundraising campaigns such as Soccer Aid for UNICEF and World Children’s Day as well as leading on key relationships with UNICEF offices around the world to develop news-led features.


To succeed in this role, you will have:


  • proven experience of working in a busy press office and/or PR agency.
  • an excellent track record in developing, delivering, and evaluating audience centric, objectives-focused media strategies and media engagement activity.
  • first class interpersonal and relationship management skills, including with journalists to aid effective media relations – with a focus on News and PR.
  • strong interest in child and human rights issues, with an understanding and awareness of the broader consumer, news and digital media landscape.



Act now and visit to apply online.


Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 9 February 2023.

Interview date: Tuesday 28 February 2023 via video conferencing (MS Teams).


In return, we offer:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools).
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role.
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
  • an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work, and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world.


We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home.  We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.


We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.


UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


We welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.


We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.


If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.


If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.


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