Headline Consult Media Support Officer
Reporting to:  National Projects Team Leader

Full time post (35hrs per week), Permanent Contract
Salary – Grade IV Point 1 – €28,330

Location: Currently in Maynooth but Shine reserves the right to change location.
Reporting to: National Projects Team Leader
Headline is the National Programme dedicated to promoting and facilitating ethical and responsible media coverage of suicide and mental health issues. Headline proactively collaborates with journalists and other media professionals to ensure responsible and ethical reporting of suicide and mental health issues in accordance with agreed national guidelines.

The Purpose of the Role
Headline has recently undergone major restructuring and we are now recruiting for a new and exciting role. Media Consult is a new initiative aimed at changing the way Ireland’s media reports on mental health and suicide.

The Headline Consult Media Support Officer will be a dynamic and energetic media professional who has a passion for positive change. He/she will have extensive experience in print, broadcast and social media in Ireland or elsewhere.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with editors, journalists and media teams to support and mentor change.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Design and implement the Headline Consult Industry program to support media professionals on the reporting of mental health and suicide.
• Manage collaborative partnerships with key opinion leaders within the industry to develop a suite of training materials for a broad target audience.
• Identify opportunities for partnerships with media organisations to develop and grow the Headline Consult brand.
• Manage and develop key initiatives targeting key industry groups.
• Monitor, review and evaluate activities on an ongoing basis reflecting any developments or findings from periodic thematic analysis of media coverage.
• Manage and drive the implementation of industry wide media guidelines in relation to the reporting of mental health and suicide.
• Manage industry award program and drive new initiatives to foster and develop ethical reporting of mental health and suicide within the industry.

Skills and Personal Characteristics
• Excellent project management skills and capable of managing multiple projects
• Strong networking and relationship building skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Industry knowledge and experience
• Highly motivated self-starter who is willing to take the initiative but also capable of working within a team.
Essential Requirements
• A third level qualification in journalism or media related field.
• An interest in mental health and suicide prevention.
• A full driver’s licence and use of own car.
• A minimum of three years’ experience in a variety of media activities.
• A passion for change.
To Apply:
Completed Application Form to be emailed no later than 4pm on Friday 17th November 2017 to cmoran@seechange.ie
(C.V’s will not be accepted in lieu of application form)
NOTE: Due to the anticipated large number of applicants, we will not be in a position to reply to unsuccessful candidates. However, we do appreciate the time and effort you have taken to apply for the post on offer.


Shine Application Form -Headline Consult