Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-renowned independent policy institute, based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. The Africa Programme at Chatham House is a world-leading centre for independent policy research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, their international relations, and the continent as a whole. By working with the best international researchers on African politics, the Programme offers reliable and independent research that improves the quality of information disseminated globally.
The Africa Programme supports improved understanding of changing international relations and influence in sub-Saharan Africa. We don’t shy away from tackling the difficult and often complex issues facing the region, and in doing so, we support improved understanding and effective international engagements that can lead to positive outcomes for citizens. The work we do is complex and sensitive.
If you have a talent for communications, are a self-starter, problem-solver and interested to join a diverse and tight-knit team that delivers meaningful policy research and debate on the politics and international relations of African countries, we would like to hear from you!
Reporting to a Research Fellow and working closely with the Deputy Director of the Africa Programme, the successful candidate will be providing outreach and dissemination support for the Africa Programme’s wide range outputs, including events and publications; work closely with the Programme’s research teams to coordinate media engagement; and oversee the production of monthly newsletters, multimedia outputs and social media outreach.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us on [email protected].
- Compiling publicity for programme activities, including events and publications.
- Planning, designing and production of monthly Programme newsletter.
- Support in social media engagement.
- Production of multimedia outputs, including videos of events, explainers, interviews.
- Maintaining the Programme’s webpages.
- Responding to media enquiries, setting up interviews on behalf of Africa Programme staff and Associate Fellows.
- Managing media logistics during Africa Programme events.
- Liaising with authors and Chatham House Communications Department on production, promotion and dissemination of expert comments.
- Supporting the development of relationships with Africa-focussed journalists and outlets.
- Supporting with digital strategy for the Programme.
- Working with Africa Programme researchers and the Chatham House Communications Department to help develop media outreach strategies around key Africa Programme projects and outputs.
- Helping to maintain and grow the Africa Programme database of media contacts in accordance with GDPR.
You will join our diverse team, take initiative, be a problem solver, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
You will have:
- Experience of developing social media content and campaigns.
- Ability to liaise and engage journalists and media organizations.
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Skills and experience in audio-visual content design and digital editing (desirable).
- Knowledge and experience of using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier Pro or alternative platforms for video and image editing (desirable).
- Excellent organizational and time management skills and keen attention to detail.
- Willingness to learn and are an enthusiastic teammate with strong interpersonal skills.
- Appetite for establishing relationships with external stakeholders and journalists.
- Ability to react quickly and efficiently to fluid and moving deadlines as well as multitask.
- Experience of supporting events organisation including abroad.
You will be:
- Solutions-orientated and able to respond to fast-changing situations.
- A problem-solver with ability to show initiative.
- A team player with energy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn.
- Travelled in/experience of less developed contexts.
Benefits include approximately 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and Chatham House closure days), enhanced pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance, and other benefits designed to suit your personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging, and intellectually stimulating environment.
Salary: £31,000 per year.
Contract: Full-time, Permanent.
Location: Hybrid (Office/Home), minimum 2 days in the office per week.
Closing Date: Sunday 1 October 2023. You will be notified of the status of your application within 4 weeks of the role closing.
Interviews: We are aiming to hold first-stage interviews online on Friday 20 October 2023.
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