Senior Media Advisor (Consultant)

  • Anywhere
Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
Closing date: 13 Nov 2022

THE POSITION

LAW is currently looking for a Senior Media Advisor to work on an ad hoc basis, and to be reimbursed by projects and deliverables. The Senior Media Advisor will lead and manage the development and implementation of LAWs media strategy, opportunities, approaches, and initiatives to enhance awareness and understanding of LAW’s work.

LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers and jurists working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, rule of law and accountability, transformative justice and natural resource exploitation, working to bring justice to those who need it most. We have represented more than 5,000 victims and survivors of human rights violations and in only 2021, provided more than 27,000 individuals with legal information and assistance. You can find more about our work at legalactionworldwide.org.

LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international media coverage, including in Reuters, the New York Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, France24, Voice of America, Huffington Post and Foreign Policy.

The Senior Media Advisor is an exciting position and will work closely with our dynamic team and in particular with our Executive Director. The person hired work will increase LAW’s engagement with the media, strengthen our connections with relevant persons/fields and ultimately raise the profile and visibility of LAW and its work at the national, regional and international level.

Reports to:

Executive Director

Duration of the assignment:

This is a consultancy position with approximately 2-4 days a month for up to 12 months framework agreement.

Location:

Flexible, the consultant may be based anywhere subject to eligibility and right to work in countrybut should be willing to travel to LAW projects when and if necessary.

Deliverables /Key Results Expected

The Senior Media Advisor is expected to undertake the following:

  • Maximise media outreach through identifying opportunities.
  • Draft press releases, op eds, news releases and any other suitable mediums, such as documentary or video about LAW’s work and issues of importance;
  • Connect to journalists and increase our engagement with the media; focusing on LAWs work and the needs of our clients;
  • Ensure LAW, senior staff and the Executive Director regularly produce published articles and are quoted frequently in high quality newspapers, magazines and online publications for the general public and relevant industry publications;
  • Create a yearly media plan and implement in accordance;
  • Prepare talking points for high level media events for LAW senior staff/Executive Director as necessary.

How to apply

If you have a strong commitment to LAW’s mission, with excellent writing and drafting experience and a ‘can do’ attitude please apply!

Please send an email with a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the consultancy position and your daily rate (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English to: recruitment@legalactionworldwide.org. The subject of the application should read ‘Senior Media Advisor’.

The closing date for applications is 13th November 2022.

At LAW we are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues reflecting the people and communities that we represent and support. Our team includes many nationalities with diverse professional backgrounds, skills and knowledge. This enables us to deliver and understand the cultural and political contexts on the ground and to tailor our support effectively and appropriately. Women with experience representing at-risk clients are particularly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about LAW please visit our website: www.legalactionworldwide.org

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