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Senior Communications Officer
Job Title: Senior Communications Officer
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: Supporting the implementation of the communications strategy.
Job Description: We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Communications Officer, to work within the Communications Division. The Communications Division is primarily responsible for raising the public profile of the Commonwealth in line with the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan. Our principle audiences are member governments, accredited Commonwealth organisations, partner organisations, civil society groups, young people, and the general public. The Communications Division does this through strategic communications, including proactive media outreach, and a range of public relations activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s strategic communications strategy, which involves proactive media outreach and a range of public affairs activities.
Requirements: To be considered, you will need a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience – preferably in communications, journalism, media studies, international affairs or any other appropriate field and at least seven years of experience as a reporter or correspondent in a media organisation or working in external communications. Competency in audio-visual or print journalism is also a requirement.
How to apply: Candidates from the Caribbean or South Asia are encouraged to apply and experience of working in a Caribbean or South Asia context would be an advantage. If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples. www.commonwealth.org
Closing Date: 05/05/2022
Additional information: The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
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