Jan 01, 2019

Global Media Director

  • ONE CAMPAIGN
  • United Kingdom
Full-time Ambient B2B - Business Publishing B2C - Consumer Publishing Business Information - Intelligence Conferences, Events & Exhibitions Digital, Online & New Media National & Regional Press Outdoor & Out of Home Radio Television & Cinema

Job Description

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn't about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE urges governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable diseases in the poorest places on the planet. We empower small-holder farmers, expand access to energy, and combat corruption to ensure governments are accountable to their citizens. Co-founded by Bono, ONE is strictly nonpartisan and funded by individual philanthropists and corporations. Global Media Director Recruiter ONE CAMPAIGN Location London (Greater) Salary Competitive Posted 20 Dec 2018 Closing date 20 Jan 2019 Ref GLOBA01544 Industry Charities, Advocacy, International, Policy & research, Poverty relief Job function Marketing & PR Job level Management Hours Full time Contract Permanent Listing type Job vacancy ABOUT ONE ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn't about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE urges governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable diseases in the poorest places on the planet. We empower small-holder farmers, expand access to energy, and combat corruption to ensure governments are accountable to their citizens. Co-founded by Bono, ONE is strictly nonpartisan and funded by individual philanthropists and corporations. ONE's members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They're artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out - organising, mobilising, educating and advocating so that everyone has the chance not just to survive, but to thrive. ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington D.C., work to educate and lobby governments to save and improve millions of lives. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The Global Media Director will be an entrepreneurial professional with significant experience of the UK and global media environments and a good understanding of international development issues and foreign affairs. The post holder will lead the development and execution of media strategies to raise the profile of ONE and engage audiences with our mission in the UK and globally, working with ONE's media staff around the world. The ideal candidate will bring a creative vision for reaching our audiences with compelling stories. Experience of working with UK political and foreign affairs journalists as well as features and consumer media is required. Experience of working with high profile talent and influencers would be a distinct advantage. The role will report to the Executive Director, Global Communications based in our London office, with a dotted reporting line to the UK Director. They will spend approximately 60% of their time on global priorities and 40% on supporting the UK team. IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL * Lead the development and execution of effective media strategies to reach and engage specific audiences and ensure that ONE's positions are communicated effectively through the media, in the UK and globally * Build and maintain positive working relationship with journalists and outlets and pitch coverage of ONE and our priorities. * Work with global communications staff to ensure ONE's media messages and positions are consistent across all offices while also reflecting and respecting the unique requirements of individual countries. * Collaborate with ONE's policy teams to create story ideas which can be developed with key media outlets. * Provide high-level advice to senior colleagues on media handling and take responsibility for developing and training ONE spokespeople. * Collaborate with colleagues in other agencies, particularly in the UK, to coordinate efforts and maximise impact, including by supporting work in coalitions and networks as appropriate. * Collaborate across teams, especially policy, digital and campaigns, to maximise opportunities and ensure our efforts are complementary. * Proactively identify potential media risks and advise promptly on ways of addressing these, ensuring that the reputation of ONE is protected and enhanced. * Lead, in collaboration with others, the development of compelling messages for different audiences. * Write and edit background briefings, press releases, articles for publications, and contribute to ONE's online content. * Provide oversight for media-related functions such as media monitoring, contact management, news services, and produce reports and evaluations of ONE's media work. * Build and maintain relationships with key UK talent and influencers * Collaborate with and contribute to the organization's senior global leadership in defining ONE's goals and strategic objectives. * Deputise for the Executive Director, Global Communications as needed. WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU * Ten or more years of experience in media, public relations, or journalism, with experience of leading people and projects. * Excellent track record of developing and delivering effective media strategies and a demonstrable understanding of how targeted media can help deliver policy change. * Ability to synthesise complex policy issues into digestible products * Experience of working with elite and popular media, and specialist and non-specialist audiences. * A thorough understanding of the global media landscape and the requirements of different kinds of modern media. * Significant experience of speaking on the record and of risk, reputation and crisis management. * A strong understanding of the political media in the UK. * A strong understanding of the links between policy, advocacy, campaigning and media work. * Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. * Excellent time management, forward-planning, and prioritisation skills. * Proven ability to work effectively in a team and good interpersonal skills. * Advanced leadership skills, critical thinking and problem solving. OTHER ATTRIBUTES * Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. * An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global organisation. * Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated. * Consistent application of good judgment, and ability to make good and responsible decisions. * Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times. * Ability to remain positive in high pressure situations. LANGUAGE SKILLS Fluency in written and spoken English required. Familiarity with other languages would be an advantage, particularly French or German. TRAVEL Occasional international and domestic travel is required PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs (). ONE is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please visit the Contact Us page on the web; ). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 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