Communications Officer , Commonwealth Secretariat

Location: Central London
Closing date: 23 October 2015

£59,164 pa  + benefits

We are looking for two Communications Officers to play a key role in executing the Commonwealth Secretariat’s communication strategy. You will be involved in proactive media outreach and a range of public affairs activities.
You will be supporting media strategy development, identifying multimedia opportunities and contributing to social media outputs to highlight our work. You will develop and maintain contact with journalists, coordinate and supervise press conferences, media briefings and interviews, and write press releases, briefing papers and speeches.
In addition, you will be identifying and facilitating key media slots for senior management to articulate Commonwealth messages, and help monitor external media coverage of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth works with 53 member governments in areas of economic, social and political development. We provide practical technical assistance, offering thought leadership and innovative solutions.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
So if you have a relevant degree in an area such as in journalism or communications, followed by at least six years’ experience as a reporter or correspondent in a media organisation, please apply using 'apply online' link.
Applications close at 17:00 BST on 23 October 2015.
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