Colombia: Media Mentor, Rooted in Trust

Internews

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

The Media Mentor will manage relationships between the project team and the local media. They will help to better understand and respond to the needs of journalists in this crisis in relation to inform, content and skills and approaches in combating misinformation.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

- Five years of relevant working experience in the media in Colombia
- Strong experience with communication, media development, social media monitoring, or similar
- Experience working in humanitarian contexts and/or working in challenging environments and having a strong understanding of how to work with local authorities, international agencies like the UN, international NGOs, and local organizations and community representatives
- Excellent information management skills
- Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, teamwork, facilitation and presentation skills
- Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce high-quality reports and work under tight deadlines
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
- Experience working with Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities to gather their concerns and issues, turning these into engaging content
- Awareness of, and familiarity with, the issues and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia and/or other health crises in humanitarian contexts a strong asset, but not required

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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