Careers at 10:10
We have a vision for a low carbon Britain that has been built by, and belongs, to everybody.
Come help build it.
Press and PR officer
Contract: 6 months in the first instance, with expectation of extension
Salary: £21,550 - £26,550 pa depending on experience.
Location: 10:10 Climate Action’s lovely HQ in Camden Town, London
Hours: 32-40 hours/ 4-5 days per week (this is up to you, pay is pro rata)
Deadline: 10am, Monday the 14th Jan.
Interview dates: 28th Jan - 1st Feb, with second interviews the week after.
Start date: ASAP after recruitment process.
Hi, we’re 10:10 – we bring people together to do bold, beautiful things that help tackle climate change.
News junkie? Social media addict? Love crafting stories that get everyone talking? Want to build a career inspiring people to take more action on climate change? We’re looking for a new press and PR officer, and you could be just who we’re looking for.
About the role
It’d be your job to get people talking about 10:10’s work - in the press, at events, on social media. You’ll work across our campaigns - from urban heat pumps to solar railways - offering you a chance to engage with a lot of different people, in a range of ways.
You’ll prepare press releases, pitching stories to individual journalists and fielding media enquiries. It’ll be your job to keep track our media coverage and build press lists for campaigns (we have a database that will help you with this). You’ll also help build our network of media contacts and run media training for 10:10 staff and volunteers.
You’ll identify key opportunities to get 10:10 noticed, and develop marketing strategies for our work. You’ll put us forward for awards, tell us which Instagrammer we need to make friends with and ensure our events impress all the right people.
You’ll report directly to the director of communications, working alongside the rest of the communications team and working closely with campaigners and fundraisers. It’s a small office, and everyone works together.
Supported by your colleagues, you’ll take a proactive approach to building our profile and developing strategies to get new people talking about our work. You’ll be invited to contribute to marketing, media, outreach, fundraising and campaign strategy. And everyone in the office chips in to make the tea, take out the bins and do the washing up, so there’s that too.
We’ll support you with first class training, and you’ll get to work with one of the nicest teams in the business.
Spotting and exploiting press and profile raising opportunities for 10:10 and our campaigns e.g. relevant topical news, applying for awards etc.
Drafting press releases, media briefings, blogposts, case studies and other high quality copy for a range of audiences.
Developing and managing relationships with key press contacts and ensure contacts are kept up-to date in a central database.
Management of occasional events, e.g. event launches, conferences, workshops.
Monitor and evaluate press coverage and assist in evaluation of 10:10 projects and activities.
Use our campaigns and campaign participants to place climate action stories in less likely media outlets.
Work with campaigners to develop media strategies, identify appropriate media outlets and develop media friendly content and campaigns.
Provide media training and day-to-day support to campaign staff, project volunteers, partners and allies as appropriate.
To work closely with the communications manager to ensure the 10:10 website provides rich content to support media activity.
You must have
Lively, clear and inspiring writing style with good spelling and grammar.
Ability to work to tight and competing deadlines.
Creativity in spotting and exploiting press and PR opportunities.
Some understanding of how the UK media works, and interest in learning more.
Some press or PR experience (grassroots or student media is fine, it doesn’t have to be paid experience).
Confident phone and public speaking manner.
Willingness to work unsocial hours occasionally (e.g. sometimes you might have to stay until 8pm for an event, but you can take time off in lieu afterwards).
Demonstrable commitment to tackling climate change.
It wouldn’t hurt
Experience of developing contacts and relationships with journalists and/ or other influencers.
Experience of organising events (for a campaign or business, not just your birthday).
An understanding of the challenges of climate communications.
Experience of developing and/ or implementing a media strategy.
Experience of freedom of information requests.
Knowledge of public polling.
Here at 10:10, we have a vision for a low carbon Britain that has been built by, and belongs, to everybody.
To get there, we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure everyone has the help and inspiration they need to play a role in tackling climate change. Our work cuts carbon, but because we work on a cultural as well as technical levels, we get people talking about climate change action too. We want our projects to be infectious, so it is always about more than just a solar panel here, or an LED there - it’s about groups of people working together to change the world.
As an organisation, we’re also committed to our culture. Organisational culture away days keep our values and principles alive and we work together to keep our team as supported, empowered and cared for as possible. We’re run by a team of directors rather than one single CEO, and we’re committed to reducing hierarchy wherever possible.
If you have any questions about the job or 10:10 before you apply, email email@example.com.
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am, Monday the 14th January.
Save the CV and covering letter as two separate attachments.
Put “press and PR officer” in your email subject line.
Keep the covering letter to under two pages, and make sure you speak to each of the must haves, as well as any wouldn’t hurts you might have.
As well as that, we’re keen to hear why you want to work for 10:10, why you think you’re suited to the role, and what you think you’d bring to the team.
It’d be great if you could let us know where you heard about the vacancy too.
When it comes the CV, it should should tell us your qualifications and training, previous experience (paid or voluntary), and point us to some references too. It should be 1-2 pages.
If you haven’t applied for many jobs like this before, and wondering about how to start, we have a blogpost with more advice for applicants.
We would also appreciate it if you could complete an equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be stored separately to your application and is purely to help 10:10 assess and improve our recruitment processes.
10:10 is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. We are keen to correct this, so particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you don’t feel confident enough to apply, please get in touch with us for a chat – we’d love to talk to you!
Guidance for applicants
Applying for a job at 10:10? Here's what we'd love to see in your application.
25 days paid holiday
(+ bank holidays and three days at Christmas)
Paid volunteering leave
Bike to work scheme
Good maternity and paternity leave
Employer pension contribution
We are a London Living Wage employer
The 10:10 office
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Trust and respect
Caring and kindness