Media Manager - Sub Region: EU/Balkans/Turkey

Amnesty International

London, United Kingdom

£45,855 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced media manager to join Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, based in London, in order to shape and develop a strong media profile for its human rights work across the EU, Turkey and the Balkans.

About the role:

This post takes strategic ownership of Amnesty International's media profile across the EU, Turkey and the Balkans, driving awareness of human rights as well as bolstering support for Amnesty International and shaping a better future for those in need.
Working closely with a team of researchers and campaigners you will drive media coverage to promote campaigning 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 highly complex region.

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 and the media in the region and 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: 20th April 2016.
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