Communications Content Writer

Tuesday 1 May 2018
Vacancy type:
Volunteering at home, Letter writing and campaigning
Eastern England Regional Office

What we're looking for

The RSPB is looking for a Communications Content Writer to support the work of the Eastern England Communications team. We are looking for someone with excellent writing skills, an eye for a good story, and creative flair to: - Write content for the RSPB in the East blog. - Assist in writing and sending press releases for the Eastern region. - There is also scope in this role to write regular columns and features for local print publications. We are looking for someone with great proofreading skills. The post holder should be confident checking spelling and grammar and able to ensure that stories are written in an engaging and informative style, in line with RSPB brand guidelines. Your role as a Communications Content Writer would be to obtain information from reserves staff and colleagues across the RSPB to use on blogs and in press releases, and take national stories and make them regionally relevant. Where applicable, there is also potential for the editorial volunteer to visit reserves to gather information or photographs. As part of this role, the candidate has the opportunity to deliver training to regional staff to help staff and volunteers across the region understand how to write engaging and accessible blog content and press releases.

The skills you need

- A good writing style and a desire to make a difference. We can provide the relevant background information. - An understanding of what makes a good story. - Sharp editing and writing skills. - Great people skills. - A desire to work as part of a team. - The ability to write an engaging and accessible story. - Excellent spelling and use of grammar. - Computer literature, use of MS Word. - Ideally we'd love someone who can commit to this role for six months.

Your time

3 days a month
All year round

What's in it for you?

A great opportunity to use your creative and written skills to support communications in the Eastern region of the RSPB. You will gain experience of working in a high-performing, busy communications team. The role is a good opportunity to learn about and contribute to the RSPB's vital work to raise awareness of and build support for nature conservation Most aspects of this role can be carried out from the comfort of your own home, however if you'd prefer you can base yourself in our Norwich office. Some office days will be essential.

How to apply


Emily Kench, Eastern England Regional Office
Tel: 01603 660066


We would of course reimburse you for any out-of-pocket travel expenses and provide you with ongoing support throughout your time in this role. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, Bird Life International.

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