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3 month paid media internship (June-Sept 2019) in Largs

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that supports young people aged 8-24 in rebuilding their confidence after cancer. When treatment ends tour work begins, as for many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible. Use your media and journalistic skills to make a real difference by helping to tell the young people’s stories and raise awareness of the Trust’s impact. Join our team in Largs on Scotland's West Coast to contribute to the delivery of the Trust’s overall 2019 communications strategy.

What are you going to do

We are looking for someone with great communication skills and a creative mind who is highly-organised and has a great degree of empathy. Responsibilities: To include but not limited to…

  • Gathering and distributing cross-channel social media content
  • Interviewing young people (video and for print)
  • Managing photos – this would include:
  1. Taking photos.
  2. Downloading and cataloguing the boat camera photos at the end of each trip.
  3. Selecting and cataloguing the trip highlights for social media and the Trust's public photo platform, Libris, at the end of each trip.
  4. Sending photo links to young people and their parents at the end of each trip.
  • Identifying and logging good trip quotes and pieces of feedback for PR use.
  • Press releases (draft and distribution depending on experience)
  • Filming / package editing (depending on experience)
  • Audio editing (depending on experience)
  • Working closely with the Communications Team in Cowes to achieve the Trust's overall communications objectives for 2019.

What we offer

  • 3 month paid internship at minimum wage
  • A contract for 40 hours per week
  • Lieu time arrangements are in place to cover any working hours over the normal working week
  • Invaluable experience working on the ground with a national charity

What we ask:

  • You should be registered as a university student or have just finished a university degree.
  • You will need to have or be studying for a communications or journalism-related degree.
  • You should have ideally undertaken at least one previous in-industry work placement (although this is not compulsory)
  • The ideal candidate would be local but could commute.
  • A full driving licence, held for more than 12 months, would be preferred.
  • No sailing experience is necessary.
  • The role will require you to become a member of the PVG Scheme, and it is subject to references and undertaking safeguarding training.

Extra information

During peak trip season, it is all-hands-to-the-pump to ensure the young people have the most positive, life-changing experience possible. So you must be a real team player and prepared to muck in to support the operations team, skippers and volunteers above and beyond your immediate media-related roles and responsibilities when required.

Because of the nature of the trips, it is not a standard 9am-5pm role and you might be required to work in the evenings and potentially some weekends. Hours will be managed in liaison with the Communications Manager and the Largs Operations Manager.

Check out our website and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to get a real flavour of what the Trust does and the difference we make.

Education Level
Working hours per week
35 - 40
Type of Contract
Salary indication
Between £6.15 and £8.21 Per Hour
Responsible for
The role will involve working in the office and joining parts of the sailing trips from Largs. You will capture and catalogue multimedia content, interview young people & distribute content via media and social media.
Type of Job
Advertising / Marketing / PR
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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