Senior Researcher

Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd
5000.00 GBP Annual + performance related bonus
12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
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About the Listen Campaign

The Listen campaign is a global annual media campaign for vulnerable and disadvantaged children???..see below for more details and our intro video here

The job

We are currently building the team to deliver this exciting project through our production sales and distribution company Listen Media Campaign Company UK Ltd.

We are seeking a full time permanent senior researcher to report directly to the CEO Tony Hollingsworth. Tony has a long and successful career producing cause related global campaigns and events, having produced 9 major projects ( find out more at )

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a master's degree and more than 5 years' research experience working in politics, think tanks or lobbying
  • They will be curious, thorough and skilled in understanding complex issues with an ability to communicate them to non-specialist audiences
  • Be fluent in English and have superior writing skills
  • Be flexible, resourceful and innovative with the ability to manage competing and shifting priorities in a rapidly-changing environment with tight deadlines
  • Be able to work across a wide variety of topics and issues
  • Be able to communicate with a broad spectrum of people including senior politicians, business leaders and VIPs
  • Understand the media landscape including new and emerging social media channels
  • Have a strong analytic and empirical standpoint to construct compelling stories
  • Have knowledge of key issues and key organisations in international development
  • Be an articulate speaker with a good telephone manner
  • Have excellent people skills and a flexible approach
  • Have an enthusiastic approach and a willingness to work hard

The job will entail:

  • Contacting organisations globally to introduce the project and arranging meetings/phone calls
  • Undertaking detailed research into individuals and companies
  • Reporting to the CEO
  • Helping to prepare accurate presentation and promotional materials
  • Writing briefing papers for the CEO for meetings, presentations and public speaking
  • Drafting letters for the CEO
  • Researching diverse issues, including Corporate social responsibility and broadcaster public service remits, to support the campaign's commercial and advocacy ambitions.
  • Maintaining regular communication and engagement with campaign partners and stakeholders
  • Working collaboratively and flexibly with their team mates to deliver the Listen Campaign in 2018

You will be part of an energetic, committed and ambitious team that wants to build a media company that can combine the appeal of celebrated artists with the impact of the international media networks and make that work to the advantage of vulnerable and disadvantaged children everywhere. We are currently 10 people which will rapidly grow to a team of 40 as the campaign develops.

If this sounds like you please apply now

More about the Listen Campaign

Each year The Listen Campaign will use the power of 80 internationally celebrated creative artists from film, music and the arts combined with the power of media and creative industries to campaign for the needs and rights of the world's vulnerable and disadvantaged children. It will pay special attention to those children who suffer from the scourges of poverty, disease, pollution and climate change, war and exploitation. The annual global media campaign will launch in 2018 and use a unique platform combining new, traditional and social media, to build a worldwide community of supporters who will participate by Listening, Creating, Sharing, Thinking, Recruiting, Promoting, Buying, Donating, Advocating, Investing and Celebrating.

In its first decade the campaign aims to double the world's media coverage of the problems faced by vulnerable and disadvantage children and the projects that alleviate these problems, by providing $4bn worth of media exposure. This is delivered within an integrated child focused campaign of News, Promotions, Documentary Series, Features for TV and Cinema, a Global Broadcast Concert Event and 52 weeks per year of Online and in Social Media content altogether reaching an audience of 500m people. Children will talk in safety and with dignity about the problems they face and celebrate projects that have helped them. Over the decade Listen's proactive, global community should grow to 35m people and along with Listen's audience they are expected to donate $100m per year making $1bn of new funding for Children's projects in a decade.

The Listen Charity will provide grants, loans and investments to children's charity projects and social enterprises that aim to alleviate the problems vulnerable and disadvantage children face.
These projects will be designed to improve children's physical, psychological and emotional health, to raise the quality of their nutrition, education, shelter, play, creativity and economic prospects and to protect their rights as defined in the UN Convention on The Rights of The Child.
The Listen Charity will be efficient, open and accountable. It will report back to donors and the Listen community on the impact of its investments and will do so quickly, frequently and with transparency.

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