Terms of Reference (TORs) Media and Communications Officer

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The World Writers’ Association (WoWA) is seeking to hire Media and Communications Officer. The Officer will be responsible for implementing the communication and media strategies of the association, drafting and organizing press releases and keeping the social media channels of the WoWA remain active and engaging.

This position is initially for six months but may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds.

The World Writers’ Association invites applicants for the following position:

Title : Media and Communications Officer

Supervisor : Director, Media and Communications Department

Type of Contract : Voluntary Contract

Duty Station : Online

Opening Application Date : March 5, 2021

Closing Application Date : March 31, 2021

General Scope of the work:

The Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing the communication and media strategies of the house, drafting and organizing press releases and keeping the social media channels of the WoWA remain active and engaging

Duties and Responsibilities:

General responsibilities of the Media and Communications officer include:

Consistently monitor all relevant forms of media to find and circulate relevant articles and opportunities for coverage.

Establishing and maintaining the WoWA’ database of media contacts, and identifying gaps in the house’s engagement with specific outlets and journalists and seeking to develop new relationships.

Helping to ensure the Social Media channels of the house remain engaging and active, including occasionally live posting of events and monitoring commentary.

Write and update written and visual content for The World Writers Association website.

Closely monitoring all media coverage of The World Writers Association, responding to media enquiries, setting up interviews, managing media logistics at events.

Identifying opportunities for press coverage, organizing press events and drafting press releases.

Draft, edit and distribute press notices, media comments, features and letters to editors, often to tight deadlines.

Contribute creative ideas to generate content for news stories and features and identify opportunities for the WoWA.

Help secure national, regional and international media coverage for house.

Advise and brief other staff on press releases and media interviews, providing guidance and support.

Perform any other duties as required.

Duration of the Work:

Contract is for 6 months from March – September 2021

Duty Station:

Duty station of the officer will be at Online due to Covid-19.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Information Technology, Public
Admiration and Management, Political Science, or other related field.

At least 3 years of experience in Communication and Media role with strong interest in the field.

Functional Competencies:

Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships and good working knowledge of Communication, information and computer technology.

In-depth knowledge, understanding of and proficiency on social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest as well as other emerging platforms).

Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;

Attention to detail and good time management and self-organizational skills

Ability to work autonomously, effectively managing own workload without continual guidance.

Strong interpersonal skills; commitment to team work and to working across disciplines, cultures and stakeholders at all levels
Well-organized demonstrated team work skills and commitment to ongoing professional development.

Demonstrates strong intellectual and operational capacity
Excellent oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution competency to manage inter-group dynamics and mediate conflict interest of varied actors

Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of national institutions, government and non-government.

Gender main streaming:

The World Writers’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to niainajulia@gmail.com copying to:

contact_us@ww2a.org and
worldwriterassociation@ww2a.org not later than

March 31, 2021.

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