As Media and Communications Officer, you will be central to our mission to increase public understanding and awareness of autism and the challenges individuals, and their families face.
You will have an eye for a good news story, as well as sourcing, developing and placing media pieces in print, online and broadcast. You will also be confident in working closely with journalists and other media professionals.
Important to us is supporting and empowering autistic people and their families to share their experiences, which helps lead to real understanding and change.
You will be skilled at coordinating our social media channels, developing engaging and compelling content with advice, guidance, and information on the services we provide.
You will also collect and edit content for our magazine ‘News and Views’ which goes out to our members across Scotland, making sure it’s an engaging and informative publication.
Finally, you are a team player, working well in a small but busy team. You will work closely with the Policy and Public Affairs Officer, especially on campaign communications. You will connect with colleagues across the UK, with an eye for both the small and bigger picture.
Desirable is prior experience of working in a similar or related role, but ultimately, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, quick to learn and passionate about making change for autistic people and families.
What we offer:
In addition to a competitive salary and a company pension, the following benefits are offered:
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If you have any specific questions about the role please contact Suzi Martin, External Affairs Manager at email@example.com.
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions, and build a society that works for autistic people.
Find out more about who we are and what we do by visiting our website on autism.org.uk
We are passionate about supporting autistic people into work, and particularly welcome applications from autistic people. Our application process is inclusive and can be adapted to suit your communication preferences. We will send all candidates the interview questions in advance.
We help autistic people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our staff and volunteers. We particularly encourage applications from people from all minority groups, who are currently under-represented in our workforce. Together, we can create a society that works for autistic people.
To find out more and apply please visit our website
Closing Date: 05 June 2023
Interview date (w/c): 13th June 2023