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HOPE not hate is the UK’s leading anti-fascist campaign group. Our communications work has told the story of HOPE not hate foiling a murder plot, provides vital intelligence to media outlets, and how our work in schools counters prejudice and hate. 

On this page you’ll find details of what the role entails, the kind of person we’re looking for, and how to apply.

We’re looking for a press and media specialist to join our Campaigns and Communications team of six. You’ll be solely responsible for using the media to best tell our story, promote our work and generate coverage which will further our goals. This is a campaigning role that will suit someone with an eye for detail, and an eye for a good story, and the drive to get results.

If you’re passionate about pushing back the rise of the far right and building hope, enjoy developing and building relationships with the media, crafting and placing impactful stories, and maintaining the high profile of an organisation like ours, we want to hear from you.

Applications close on 20 April.

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The role: Communications Manager

Reports to: Campaigns Director

Salary: £32,000 to £38,000 (inc. London Weighting if applicable – £2,556 for Inner London, £1,869 for Outer London) dependent on experience

Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave

Based in: London office. (We are willing to consider remote working within the UK, with regular in-person meetings in London, for the right candidate.)

What you’ll be doing in this role

Working as a member of our Campaigns and Communications team, this role includes:

  • Working with your existing network of journalists, opinion writers and influencers, you will be responsible for ensuring HOPE not hate generates a high volume of exceptional media coverage exposing and disrupting the far right and promoting our values and objectives.
  • Being the primary source of HOPE not hate’s news coverage. You will get under the hood of every part of the organisation and generate powerful stories about our wide range of activities to counter the far right, our work to build community resilience, and our efforts to counter radicalisation amongst young people through education and training.
  • Taking in-depth research and translating it into stories that help explain our work, viewpoint and analysis in accessible and interesting ways.
  • Helping to lead our rapid response efforts, proactively monitoring media output that is relevant to our work to keep the rest of the team abreast of developments, and leading interventions, from statements and quotes through to directly engaging with journalists and influencers over Twitter.

What we think you’ll need to be able to do the job

We expect applicants to show a range of experiences:

  • 2-3 years in campaign group comms, journalism, political comms or a similar environment which demonstrates your ability to do this job.
  • A great understanding of how the media works and an exceptional news sense. You will not be afraid of pushing back on bad ideas and tenaciously driving forward good ones. You get a buzz from securing coverage.
  • The ability to read in-depth reports and research and translate the content into media-friendly briefings, identifying what the media needs and getting it for them.
  • 100% commitment to HOPE not hate’s values and objectives, a dynamic, self-starting and ambitious personality, ready to take on the far right through the British media.

You will have emotional resilience to work in a field that involves challenging content, good political judgement and awareness and the ability to work under pressure and reduced timescales. 

We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team. We are an antifascist organisation, which strives to be an effective ally in the wider fight against racism and inequity. 

How to apply

To apply, you’ll need to set out your most recent professional roles, and then answer the following questions to set out how you meet the criteria for this role. 

  1. Please list the jobs you have done over the last five years, listing the organisation, your title and a brief summary of your responsibilities.
  2. Please tell us about how your professional experience would enable you to do the role, outlining how you feel ready to take on the responsibilities outlined above
  3. What do you think the key challenges for antifascism are in Britain today?
  4. When have you faced the challenge of winning media coverage in a past role and hit your goals in a way that you feel especially proud of?

Click here to apply for this role by answering these questions and by completing the diversity and monitoring form.

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