Media Coordinator

DIRECTORATE: Resource Mobilisation and Innovation Cluster 

Position: Media Coordinator  

Location: London or Global Secretariat Hub Office or ActionAid Hub Office

Salary: AAI Grade D 

Local terms and conditions of employment will apply

At ActionAid International (AAI), we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies. Join ActionAid International as our Media Coordinator and you will be part of a global team helping people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. 
We want you to drive a 5% increase year on year in our global media profile by using your skills to position ActionAid as a leader in the development sector. You will advise and support ActionAid country offices and country directors on media work, providing training where necessary, so that we can increase our profile, recruit new supporters and increase our income.
This is a great opportunity to develop and implement a media strategy; to respond to emerging news stories; to communicate our advocacy priorities and to support our fundraising initiatives. You will need to develop and manage excellent relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. journalists, editors and broadcasters), pitching exciting stories and messaging and ensuring they are well briefed. And you will need to maintain excellent relationships with internal stakeholders, ensuring they are trained and equipped to respond to emerging and planned news stories. You will work alongside the Digital Producer, Content Coordinator and the External Communications Lead to deliver effective and ambitious multimedia coverage.

You will have a relevant degree combined with demonstrable experience of working in a relevant communications or PR role. You will be the kind of person who keeps calm under pressure; enjoys working as part of a communications team; and has excellent interpersonal skills. You will have a thorough understanding of the international media landscape, a nose for a good story, an engaging writing style and excellent editorial skills

To be part of the team making a difference, please visit our website  for further details. 

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. Your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. We only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. 

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. 

Application Procedures: 

You should send your CV and motivation letter to: no later than 26 November 2017. Please note that we will only consider your application if you send a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria. Any application that is a CV only will automatically be rejected. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 4th December 2017. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK or an ActionAid country office or the Global Secretariat Hub Office (in Johannesburg). 

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time

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