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Job Opportunity: Press Officer (Senior Associate), Communications for Women Deliver

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

Location: New York City

Priority Deadline: September 9 (rolling application review thereafter)

Accountabilities:

Press Officer

  • Establishes and fosters strong relationships with journalists, editors, and producers in order to expand media outreach globally
  • Proactively pitches stories and content that helps to increase the visibility of Women Deliver, our partners, and our issues
  • Organizes and facilitates media briefings and interviews with journalists
  • Identifies, develops, and implements ideas and opportunities for featured articles and interviews in external media that promotes awareness of Women Deliver both in the US and globally
  • Distributes press releases and other briefing materials to the media in coordination with the overall Communications Team
  • Coordinates and manages press requests, connecting the media with Women Deliver spokespeople, including the President/CEO, senior management team, and Women Deliver Young Leaders
  • Provides media training and coaching to Women Deliver spokespersons
  • Creates briefing materials such as talking points and difficult Q&A for spokespeople
  • Manages and expands the press contacts database; completing media mapping as needed
  • Oversees media monitoring working closing with Communications Associate and Assistant
  • Co-manages the development and distribution of tools and resources to assist the media field in telling more well-rounded stories of girls and women with the goal of narrative change, including organizing media trainings
  • Develops and implements press strategies to support and extend impact and awareness of key events, campaigns, and partners
  • Works closely with the other members of the Communications Team to ensure an integrated approach to Women Deliver’s overall brand and positioning
  • Part of “on call” system to respond to media requests during non- business hours

General Communications:

  • Supports communications planning for key events such as CSW, Davos, G7, UNGA etc. Works closely as a partner with the broader Communications Team and programs; work may include pitching, drafting materials, inviting media, developing stories, and event liaison support etc.
  • Supports the writing of op-eds and blogs for pitching purposes
  • Supports the creation of new advocacy materials, including policy briefs, infographics, toolkits, and webinar content, with a particular focus on newsworthy distribution
  • Supports the creation of new digital products, including website content, social media campaigns, virtual discussions, online databases, and Medium platforms
  • Provides general surge support for the Communications Team – including humanitarian, youth, and policy and advocacy work

Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:

  • Commitment to Women Deliver’s mission, purpose, and values
  • BA/BS required; Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum 4-6 years of related, progressively responsible work experience with emphasis in media, press relations, or journalism
  • Exposure to non-US based media outlets and organizations
  • A passion for media pitching required
  • PR or Communications Agency experience not required, but a plus
  • Skilled in prepping spokespeople for interviews, including writing briefings and doing in-person trainings
  • Experience developing trainings for journalists preferred
  • Exceptional listener and communicator – written and oral – with high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize many different ideas, connecting the dots and crafting rich content for a range of audiences
  • Must be highly organized, with a strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically, ensuring both big-picture and smaller-scale assignments are performed with excellence; mindset of flawless execution in all assignments
  • Professional and friendly demeanor and strong customer service skills
  • An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit – must be able to own projects from start to finish, and work well with others during the process
  • Dependability, diplomacy, and a sense of humor are necessary
  • Flexibility to work overtime when needed
  • Must be able eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

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