The International Crisis Group, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict is seeking the services of a Communications Officer at its Communications Department based in Brussels, Belgium.
- Working from Crisis Group field research, draft, edit and submit op-eds and commentary articles to global and regional media outlets;
- Draft and publish Crisis Group public newsletters, including our Weekly Update, and global media releases when appropriate;
- Develop and assist in maintaining Crisis Group’s strong relations with global, non-U.S. print, broadcast and online media outlets;
- Organise, schedule and follow up media interviews and background briefings with Crisis Group analysts around the world;
- Help prepare media launch strategies and other communication plans to enhance the organisation’s impact;
- Analyse media trends in coverage of conflicts worldwide and spot new opportunities for getting Crisis Group’s messages across, including via social media;
- Expand and maintain Crisis Group’s media contact lists in cooperation with other relevant offices;
- Monitor media coverage on Crisis Group and its staff;
- Assist in the production of other Crisis Group publications and website content;
- Publicly represent the organisation to external audiences; and
- Manage communications interns.
- Native English language skills with publishing-level fluency and attention to detail, and with a track record of excellent published work;
- At least five years of work experience in journalism and/or media relations, with a demonstrated ability to work with global media, including print, broadcast and online outlets;
- Ability to write short, quick, and accurate summaries of complex and highly sensitive material;
- Enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, busy open office environment;
- Experience with the NGO sector, ideally related to conflicts or humanitarian crises;
- Experience and familiarity with common online social networking tools;
- Knowledge of conflict zones highly preferable;
- University degree or significant experience in journalism, international relations or related field;
- Fluency in other languages than English a distinct advantage, in particular French; and
- Resourceful, inventive, team-worker, efficient, and highly organised.
Interested and qualified candidates are to submit their applications which should include a CV, motivation letter, a job-appropriate writing sample and contact details of 3 referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line should read; “Communications Officer”
Applications should be sent before 24th July 2016.