Communications Officer Needed At International Crisis Group, Brussel Belgium

Communications Officer Needed At International Crisis Group

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.

Specific responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Application Process

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 open.positions@crisisgroup.org. The email subject line should read;¬†“Communications Officer”

Application Deadline

Applications should be sent before 24th July 2016.

 

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