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Working with the media

From international, national and regional media to sectoral press, communications and media at IOSH promotes the institution, its members and the safety and health profession to a wide audience. In 2018, we gained coverage in a wide array of media, from Sky News and MailOnline to BBC Radio Manchester and Construction News.

In the press

The team can work with you to promote your events and messages to appropriate audiences. Some of the things you do as members of the Presidential Team and ambassadors for IOSH could interest journalists. Our Communications and Media team can advise on this. We can help you identify stories with news value and proactively arrange contact with the media, using our ‘What’s Your Story?’ guide. Journalists often want to speak to the subject experts themselves. If required, we can also offer an IOSH spokesperson briefing so you know how to handle the interview (see Media interview brief example).

Other ways we can help you respond to relevant news include writing a letter to an editor or offering well-informed commentary online. Download our guide for writing this kind of content.

Speaking to the media

All media engagement must be carried out in collaboration with the IOSH Media team. If you’d like to talk to IOSH about sending a news release, please contact your Regional Manager (branches) or Relationship Manager (groups), who’ll put you in touch with the Media team.

If you speak to the media as an IOSH member, you represent the Institution as a whole. IOSH has developed a public speaking and media training programme for the Presidential team and other selected spokespeople. You will be given more information about this and a date as part of your induction. The Institution will also train certain staff and branch or group members recommended as spokespeople for IOSH.

Articles and features for IOSH Magazine are written, commissioned and produced for IOSH by an editorial team at Redactive in London. Some pages are reserved for information specifically relating to IOSH and its members. This section is produced by the media team at IOSH.

If you would like to contribute to the magazine, please write to the magazine’s Editorial Board. Be aware that features for magazine editions are planned at least two or three months in advance.