Regional Media Manager Jobs at Save the Children
Media Manager Job Responsibilities
- The Media Manager role is a key management position meant to ensure that quality and timely media are produced for news media organisations and other partners and to ensure visibility of Save the Children’s brand.
- The post holder is expected to demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter who will generate ideas and drive content forward, providing compelling case studies, images and video, as well as spotting strong news lines and writing engaging headlines.
- The Media Manager will act as a key focal point for all media requests from members. When necessary, this post-holder may act as a Save the Children Spokesperson.
Qualifications for the Media Manager Job
- At least five years experience as a journalist in a credible news organisation or equivalent experience as a Media & Communications Manager in an international humanitarian or development agency, and experience of dealing in the international media environment
- Significant experience of working overseas/regionally in humanitarian programmes
- University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
- Experience of leading media activities in a challenging environment
- Fluent in at least English
- Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills producing materials for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the general public
- Experience of effective spokespersoning across a range of media
- Experience designing and implementing trainings in communications and media skills
- Excellent writing skills, and the ability to produce compelling media products such as press releases, key messages/speaking points and Q&As
- Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality photography and video materials
- Familiarity with digital production workflows, with knowledge of photography and video editing software
- The ability to digest complex information, quickly, and express this crisply and clearly
- Thorough understanding of the various political and cultural contexts surrounding of emergency responses and international development programming in East and Southern Africa
- Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes under pressure of running emergency responses
- An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
- Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally within a country programme.
- Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word, as well as Adobe Creative Suite software
- Excellent understanding of media and campaigning activities
- Strong influencing skills
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
- Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus, and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
How to Apply