Field Media/Communication Specialist

Job description


Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a talented and motivated Media/Communications Specialist to join the Ghana program team. This exciting opportunity offers the chance to make a meaningful impact on democracy and governance issues worldwide. The Media/Communications Specialist will play a crucial role in shaping the organization's public image and promoting its mission through a wide range of communication channels.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Provide general support and assistance to the entire external team Assist in researching, writing, editing, and proofreading organizational communication materials, blogs, op-eds, press releases, media pitches, promotional pieces, publications, and one-pagers
  • Assist in creating compelling content, managing social media accounts, monitoring media coverage, and developing communication strategies.
  • Use copy editing skills to edit the organization's publications on a wide range of subjects
  • Work closely with program staff to develop excellent high-quality materials for both internal and external audiences and contribute to the planning and execution of projects
  • Aid in contractual arrangements following the organization's standard contracting procedures
  • Assist in managing media contacts and conducting research on leading developments in the news and key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and production of public-facing documents and handouts; maintain electronic and physical inventory of these materials
  • Assist with all aspects of events, including researching locations, creating budgets, timelines, and checklists, and managing logistics
  • Develop and maintain an editorial calendar to ensure timely and relevant content across various communication channels
  • Monitor media coverage and compile regular reports to inform the team and stakeholders of the organization's presence in the news
  • Coordinate and manage webinars, virtual events, and live streaming sessions
  • Assist in creating and updating website content to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Contribute to the evaluation of communication efforts by gathering and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of strategies and campaigns
  • Able to multitask, manage multiple projects, and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required profile for job ad : Field Media/Communication Specialist

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree preferred in communications,political/social science, international relations, public relations, marketing,journalism, or related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in communications, foreign affairs, national security, development issues, or a related role
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of the application Eventbrite and HubSpot. Proficiency with Cision or other media monitoring tools strongly preferred.
  • Ability to exercise judgment on the quality and messaging of external content Excellent writing, editing, organizational, and copy-editing skills Self-starter with the ability to multi-task numerous projects at once and work well with individuals and teams across the institute
  • Proven ability to handle a wide range of writing formats, deliver projects on deadline, and foster relationships with contacts and stake holders Exceptional interpersonal, communication, analytical, and decision-making skills Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks and multitask

Job category : Marketing, communication

Industries : Associative activities, Social, public and human services

Employment type : Permanent contract - Fixed-term  contract

Region : Ashanti - Brong Ahafo - Central -  Eastern - Greater Accra - Northern - Upper East - Upper West - Volta -  Western

Experience level : 5 to 10 years

Educational level : Bachelor

Key Skills :

  • Marketing Communication
  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Writing
  • Editing

Number of Position(s) : 1

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