Strategic minded and results oriented Press Officer to MSF Denmark
Do you want to make a difference for people in need by doing what you are best at? Are you motivated by covering the humanitarian crisis taking place where MSF operates, and creating innovative ways to ensure the interest of the media in MSF’s global medical effort? If so, we’ve got the job for you.
Networking and innovative ideas
As Press Officer, the MSF media coverage of humanitarian crisis is your responsibility. You have excellent knowledge of the Danish media and political arena; and, by using your network and expanding it, you will set the agenda ensuring the interest of the media in our patients’ situation and our work in treating our patients. We are very open to innovative ideas of how to set the agenda, and we hope that you will add new and different angles to make our story relevant for the media.
You take pride in delivering high quality communication and think strategically and cross medially both in terms of messages, timing – and pushing forward the spirit and compliance of MSF policies.
International interest and collaborative approach
Working in an international organization such as MSF requires a strong interest in what is happening worldwide – most likely in humanitarian sector too. You will be in contact with many actors both nationally and internationally, and when humanitarian emergency occurs we need you to stay cool.
MSF Denmark has many cross functional projects linked to specific campaigns and branding, and we expect you to be engaged and contribute to them with an open-minded and in a collaborative way. In return, you have a job with 100% humanitarian meaning that brings a dynamic and varied working day.
You in the communications team
Being part of a small communications team of four people, we expect you to be a team player and hope that you will engage in various parts of the communications work. You are driven by results, quality and committed to the MSF humanitarian principles and values. You thrive in an international and multicultural environment, and you are fluent in English and Danish. French is an asset.
The team is on call 24/7 for media requests that MSF should react on, and you report to the Communications Director.
A communications profile with news media background
You have an academic degree in communication or journalism and at least 3-5 years of experience from a news media. Furthermore, you thrive with creating new relations and have great networking competencies. You have documented experience with successful communications initiatives, both digital and analogue, understanding the importance of being innovative and creative in a constant changing landscape. You support wholeheartedly the humanitarian work which when necessary requires courage to speak out on behalf of our patients.
Ideally, job start is expected 2nd January 2018. Further questions please contact Rasmus Baastrup, Communications Director, 41 77 74 18 .
Excited to work for us?
Please send your motivated application including your CV, both in English, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:00 19th November 2017. We will assess applications on an ongoing basis. We plan to finalize recruitment by end of November 2017.