JUNIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Deadline: apply before 20 January 2021
Start date: as soon as possible
Duration: one year, renewable
The Geneva Cities Hub
As the world becomes increasingly urban, local governments are making a critical contribution to solving global challenges and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. Acknowledging this situation, the Republic and State of Geneva and the City of Geneva, supported by the Swiss Confederation, have created the Geneva Cities Hub (GCH), www.genevacitieshub.org.
The GCH acts as a platform for dialogue and as a springboard for cooperation on global urban issues within International Geneva’s ecosystem, and with urban actors and experts from around the world. It promotes debate, enables knowledge sharing, and encourages collaboration and community building on city-related issues among International Geneva stakeholders, including the UN, other
international organizations, permanent missions, civil society, NGOs, academia, and foundations.
To fulfil its mission, the GCH is looking for a talented, dynamic Communications Officer to launch and develop its communication strategy and activities.
Your role and responsibilities
With a record of 1-2 years of professional experience, if possible as part of a communications’ team, media, advocacy and/or journalism team, including internships, you will:
Develop and oversee the website content and communication outputs of GCH (webpages, texts, articles, interviews, blogs, mailings, briefs, published reports, press clippings, visuals, graphics, designs, animations, videos, etc.), in cooperation with the GCH team.
Edit, re-write, and find information/stories on urban and city-related issues, targeting International and Geneva urban actors.
Build and implement communication strategies to accompany GCH flagship events and activities (public conferences, events, forums), providing administrative support as needed.
Create templates, a style guide and an organizational identity for GCH, and edit and proofread GCH documents.
Animate GCH’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube and provide quarterly social media reports.
Establish a newsletter.
Establish contacts and outreach to organizations in International Geneva and their communication departments, as well as the communication departments of city networks and other partner organizations, drawing their attention to the mission of the GCH.
Create a mailing system (Mailchimp or similar) and a contact database.
Set up an event infrastructure system to accompany GCH events (Eventbrite or similar), including webinar management
You are a quick learner, self-motivated, able to multi-task and work well under pressure. You are able to work to tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. You have analytical and decision-making capacity. You are proactive and have a constructive attitude in the workplace. You are able to network, and work effectively as part of a small international, multicultural team.
You speak English and/or French as a native speaker and you are fluent in the other one. Knowledge of Spanish or of another UN language is an asset.
Outstanding newswriting, headline-writing, re-writing and editing. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex material and make it intelligible to non-experts. Excellent grammar skills and attention to detail. Experience of having worked in sensitive political contexts is a plus.
Experience with InDesign, Canva, infographics, video and audio editing is strongly desirable.
Degree in Communications, Public Information, Political Sciences, International Relations, or a related field.
Website strategy development and implementation. Proven track record of social media skills. Delivery of key messages, speeches, and talking points to a targeted audience.
Applicants must have a CH/EU passport and /or a Residence permit C. Applicants who do not will not be considered.
The position is located in Geneva.
Salary and employment policy
GCH is an equal opportunity employer. The employment package includes 5 weeks’ holiday and other social benefits. The salary meets junior/entry job salary’ standards.
Your application should include:
A cover letter that explains why you are interested in and qualified for this position.
A sample of your writing, publications, design and /or other communications achievements
or a press release you would imagine for the GCH.
Please send your file to: firstname.lastname@example.org