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POSITION FILLED - We're looking for a new Campaigns Manager!

Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director of PINF, asks whether you’re ready to lead our campaign for independent public interest news.

At the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF), we want everyone in the UK to benefit from public interest news that speaks to them, for them and with them. We work with print and digital news providers of all shapes and sizes, focusing in particular on independent providers with turnover below £2m. These innovative social enterprises are developing new models of journalism, but they face great challenges.

Since we started work in March 2020, we have provided independent news publishers with funding and development opportunities, backed up by original research. Now, we want to strengthen the support for independent news among policymakers in the UK Government and devolved administrations.

That’s why, earlier this year, we launched the ‘News for All’ campaign, which aims to promote the value of independent news to policymakers and stakeholders.

We are now hiring a Campaigns Manager to lead on the Campaign; to coordinate the Public Interest News Network, through which we work with a range of partner organisations; and to ensure that all our communications are clear and compelling.

Do you want to see a better future for journalism in the UK? Do you have the skills to build a coalition of partners and influence policymakers? Do you want to work in a start-up organisation with big dreams?

As Campaigns Manager, you will:

  • Lead on the successful delivery of the ‘News for All’ campaign, through which we are working with a range of fantastic partners to ensure that policymakers support independent public interest news through the forthcoming Digital Competition Bill and other areas of public policy.

  • Co-ordinate the Public Interest News Network, through which we are developing our relationships with our partners to ensure that we contribute as effectively and efficiently as possible towards our shared aims.

  • Build PINF’s profile and reputation with key audience groups, including not only policymakers, but also independent news providers, philanthropists and big tech companies, through our ongoing programme of media and social media communications.

We are committed to building a diverse team who can bring their experiences from work and home into this role. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from Black, Asian or minoritised groups, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities. We support anonymous recruitment, and we are working to remove bias from the hiring process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Jonathan Heawood is Executive Director of the Public Interest News Foundation.


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