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Media Officer

Job Overview

The British Medical Association is at the heart of the health policy and healthcare  landscape. During COVID-19 its’ prominence in the media has never been higher, shaping the news and policy agenda on a daily basis. We are now looking for an experienced Media Officer to join the team

This national professional association  and trade union for doctors is a leading, influential voice on a wide range of issues affecting the health sector and as part of a busy media and news relations team, your work will be to support the Head of Media, the wider BMA and the doctors we represent, to deliver top flight media output and help support our overall strategy to ensure the voice of our members is heard.

Key responsibilities

  • Working as part of the Regional News team to support the BMA’s spokespeople across England and foster excellent relationships with local and regional journalists to secure relevant and timely coverage and features
  • Writing press releases, articles and letters for external audiences
  • Work with colleagues to prepare monthly analysis of media coverage and regular digital updates to members
  • Being part of an on-call out of hours rota for media



Skills and experience

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a fast-paced press office or news environment with demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines where there are multiple competing priorities
  • A strong news sense with the ability to build strong relationships, both internally and externally with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience working within the health sector is strongly preferred, along with a good understanding of working in a national membership organisation, as this role will require translating complex health policy to easily understandable language and working with multiple stakeholders in the health and health policy field.


Why work for us?

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive:

  • Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
  • Additional flexible benefits.

You may be working remotely initially, but we`ll provide all the support you need. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. For any queries please email recruitment@bma.org.uk

Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:
We need your support to make sure our staff come from a variety of backgrounds so we especially welcome applications from disadvantaged communities. Even if you`re not selected, it would be really helpful if you could complete the diversity & inclusion data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we are encouraging a diverse mixture of candidates to apply. Thank you very much.

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