MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA

Work Location: US- Washington, DC
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 20%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Not Applicable
Funding: APPROVED
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:

Description

The Communications and Media Manager, develops, and leads innovative media and external affairs strategies to advance GERC's mission and drive engagement with policymakers, the public, influencers and media. The Communications Manager leads GERC's communications, working closely with Member NGO experts and leadership while coordinating with other teams across the GERC.

The Global Emergency Response Coalition (GERC) is a lifesaving humanitarian alliance made up of eight leading U.S.-based international aid organizations. When disaster strikes, the Coalition mobilizes to help children and families in urgent need. By working together, we can increase awareness and funds to deliver emergency relief quickly and efficiently to save lives and help rebuild communities.

 

GERC is comprised of CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan International USA, Save the Children and World Vision.

The Communication and Media Manager supports the Managing Director in designing and executing campaigns in the aftermath of natural and human-made disasters. S/he will advance profile-raising, advocacy and fundraising goals and elevate the GERC’s reputation in the media

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate GERC Communications Team
  • Developing Communications Strategy
  • Developing and Executing Social Media Strategy
  • Production of Communications Materials
  • Strategic Engagement and Public Outreach Assistance

Qualifications:

  • BA/S or equivalent in related field – journalism, public policy, international affairs – required
  • 7 years of professional experience or equivalent combination of intern and school experience in media relations or journalism required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a geographically dispersed team.
  • Established track record of generating positive media coverage in U.S. national and international outlets.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills a must; ability to “translate” technical language into compelling stories needed;
  • Knowledge of print, web, graphics and email dissemination;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Willingness to learn and collaborate with others, strong team player, experience working in matrixed teams preferred;
  • Commitment to capacity building required.

 

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