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Communications Director

Employer
Non Profit Organization
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Responsibilities

Strategy

Developing and delivering communications strategies that deliver impact for our Syrian partners
Adjusting and improving this strategy on an ongoing basis, based on the changing media and geopolitical landscape
Writing and delivering traditional and digital media plans for specific communication products and campaigns
Helping shape and deliver campaign strategies as part of the Senior leadership team
Being absolutely determined to get Syrian voices heard - spotting media opportunities by the hour and making things happen

Relationships and role

Playing an active, constructive and advisory role at all levels of the organisation including on the senior leadership team
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with senior print, broadcast, and online Journalists and editors
Seeking opportunities for new partnerships and making them happen
Optimising and refining our tools, systems and processes

Content

Overseeing the production of (and where necessary stepping in to produce) media products including: press releases, op-eds, short reports, talking points, internal and external facing FAQs, plus organising media briefings and press conferences
Developing and commissioning bespoke content: graphics, online video, infographics etc
Supporting partners to create content
Providing guidance and ideas for campaign concepts, messages and strategy as

Management

Line managing media and communications officers
Providing media training and advice to TSC staff and partners Mentoring TSC team members
Inputting into the organisational strategy and vision and supporting on team-related tasks
as needed, for eg. recruitment, training etc.
Contributing to building a collaborative, supportive and happy team culture

Qualifications

We're looking for a creative, smart, communications strategist able to think of new ways to bring the stories of Syria to an audience around the world. This is a challenging role that requires creativity, flexibility, good judgement, initiative, and an ability to deliver results.

The core competencies which any successful candidate will display are:

At least eight years' experience in campaigning or communications, including at least two years in a senior management position
Strong experience pitching to editors and reporters, collaborating with media to tell stories, and building relationships with international media
Proven track record developing and overseeing communication strategies across digital and traditional media platforms
Experience in crisis communications, nonprofit, or international human rights [desirable]
Professionalism, efficiency, and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
Understanding of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function
Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture
Experience managing staff
Strong English writing and speaking skills
Commitment to a free and democratic future for Syria, and global justice and human rights more broadly
High-quality written and verbal Arabic [desirable but not required]
Experience working remotely [desirable but not required]
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