Global: Media Liaison Officer

Internews

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

The Media Liaison Officer will manage relationships between the project and the media in seven focal countries. They will help the project to better understand respond to the needs of journalists in this crisis related to information, content and skills and approaches in combating misinformation.

Global Support: Mentor and support MLOs and partner organizations in seven countries. Oversee the production of content and develop opportunities for co-production and repurposing of materials in new languages and contexts. Provide leadership to the team and build systems, processes and reporting procedures to ensure a harmonious approach to content creation, evaluation and storage. Contribute to regional journalist peer-to-peer coordination mechanisms. Track the use of Internews and partner-generated content and information.

Media Training: Design and implement innovative remote training options for journalists to discuss pressing timely issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and to connect journalists with regional humanitarian partners.

Social media: Oversee the social media platforms for the project using the forums to share and promote content and resources and to build an active and engaged global community of journalists and other communicators.

Content Production.

Learn more on our Careers page: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1190

Qualifications

-8 years of relevant working experience in the media as a journalist, digital storytelling or editor;
-Team-building skills and the ability to manage a diverse staff in a challenging and highly fluid environment - experience with remote management highly prioritized;
-Experience working in media development projects, training or mentoring of junior staff;
-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, INGOS and local organizations and community representatives;
-Experience managing social media platforms;
-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 to work under tight deadlines;
-Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values;
-Fluent in English. French and/or Spanish an advantage.

Application instructions

Please apply through our online Applicant Tracking System, linked above.

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