Media and Communications Manager

Amnesty International, European Institutions Office

Brussels, Belgium

€65,100 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced media manager to join Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office in Brussels in order to shape and develop a strong media profile for its human rights work across the region on European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) issues.

About the role:

This post takes strategic ownership of Amnesty International's media profile on EU and CoE issues driving awareness of human rights, communicating AI’s advocacy messages to a broader audience, as well as bolstering support for Amnesty International and shaping a better future for those in need.
Working closely with a team of advocates based in Brussels you will drive media coverage to promote advocacy objectives by providing accurate and appropriate communications that help to develop the human rights agenda and raise awareness of Amnesty International's work in this city that acts as the EU’s multilateral headquarters. This post also works on Amnesty International’s social media channels and its broader communications strategy on how to influence key narratives relating to human rights.

About you:

You are passionate about Amnesty International's aims and experienced in the media industry. You have a strong news sense and know how to place a story to achieve maximum impact.
With a background in journalism or public relations in an international setting, you'll have detailed knowledge of human rights issues, are familiar with the Brussels media corps and have a strong network of contacts. You will have experience in developing strategies and running successful media events and will combine sharp news skills with a good understanding of human rights that will enable you to deliver prompt and impactful media responses to world events.

About us:

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
We reach almost every country in the world and have:
  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights;
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice.
You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International.
Closing date: 24th April 2016.
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