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Global Media Manager

Zoek Pin London, Greater London, England

Permanent (Full time)

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  • Generate media activity in international media, in line with our organisational priorities.
  • Act as key focal point for media management at time of humanitarian disasters, coordinating media responses across multiple countries.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve innovative and traditional international media cut through, often at a fast pace and working across several projects at once.
  • A clear understanding of digital and multimedia and how best to use it in advancing our media objectives.
  • Understanding of iNGO objectives in securing media coverage. Collaboration across advocacy, policy and fundraising, often taking the lead in preparing external communication products that align divisions and reflect our key messaging.
  • Hold overview of international media outlets, print, broadcast, and online and key influential regional outlets. Maintain a strong network of contacts with international journalists as well as identify and build key international partnerships.
  • Respond to tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Spokesperson on Save the Children issues
  • Support risk mitigation media work and strategy on reputational risk matters by drafting appropriate media lines, as necessary, and coordinating our response to global media colleagues as needed
  • Regularly manage various stakeholder groups, building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues in country offices and member offices, globally.
  • Play an active role as media representative across divisional global working groups influencing Save the Children’s campaign and advocacy plans to help achieve media objectives.
  • Liaise closely with Save the Children media across the world and develop strong, positive relationships.
  • Contributing to the sound working systems of the Global Media Unit, across Save the Children, under the guidance of the Director of the Global Media Unit.
  • Regular travel overseas to developing and or insecure contexts (COVID permitting).
  • Ability to plan for, and respond to, tight deadlines and work well under pressure. Working collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Be available for ‘out-of-hours’ on-call media work, with the ability to be on call over weekends, and to be further available ‘out of hours’ to manage emergency and urgent situations, as necessary.


Essential Technical Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills for press releases, media briefings, opinion pieces and the crafting of key messages
  • Demonstrable ability to work to tight deadlines, juggling several priorities at once
  • Strong and demonstrable experience in working on multimedia for news purposes
  • Knowledge of key international and child development and rights issues and debates
  • Strong verbal communication skills & ability to do broadcast interviews
  • Strong knowledge of different needs for variety of influential international media outlets
  • Experience working with or for international news outlets
  • Ability to pitch stories persuasively
  • Experience working in a complex organisational model (preferably at an international NGO), serving and working to multiple stakeholders at once and using influence to drive preferred outcomes
  • Experience living and or working in high risk locations, with a strong understanding of risks and mitigations
  • Excellent knowledge of social media, including a track-record of working with or for news agencies to amplify news work on social channels
  • Experience project managing complex media outcomes across different outlets and across different countries
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Fluency in at least one other international language is an advantage.

Personal skills:

  • Self-starter, able to spot media opportunities with a keen eye for a storyline
  • Organised, calm under pressure able to manage and lead on several projects at once
  • Good persuasive skills, working in a collegiate manner across different specialist teams in particular, Global Campaigns, Advocacy and Humanitarian/emergencies
  • Ability to work fast, accurately often in a high-pressure environment, handling complex data and issues with confidence
  • Ability to work strategically, planning and prioritising
  • Genuinely international perspective, with excellent knowledge of global issues and political debates affecting children
  • Ability to travel at short notice, often to fragile or insecure settings and occasionally in difficult working environments
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