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The Media Manager role is a key management position meant to ensure that quality and timely media are produced for news media organisations and other partners and to ensure visibility of Save the Children’s brand. A key part of this role is to secure international/regional media coverage and ensure Save the Children is positioned as a first responder to emergencies in the Horn of Africa and other emergency responses in the region.
The post holder is expected to demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter who will generate ideas and drive content forward, providing compelling case studies, images and video, as well as spotting strong news lines and writing engaging headlines. Central to achieving this is to oversee a media strategy to highlight the Emergency responses in the region and in developing situations.
The Media Manager will act as a key focal point for all media requests from members. When necessary, this post-holder may act as a Save the Children Spokesperson. This will be achieved by regular coordination and liaison with the Global Media Unit based in London.
In addition to the above, the post holder will also be expected to support RO/countries brand building in-country, namely through national and regional media. Fundamental to the job is the ability to gather, consolidate, analyse and share information in a way that is easily understood by news organisations, and other stakeholders.
The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, but travel within the East and Southern Africa region will be part a regular part of the media manager’s responsibilities.
Qualifications and Experience
· At least five years’ experience as a journalist in a credible news organisation OR equivalent experience as a Media & Communications Manager in an international humanitarian or development agency, and experience of dealing in the international media environment
· Significant experience of working overseas/regionally in humanitarian programmes
· University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
· Experience of leading media activities in a challenging environment
· Fluent in at least English
Primary Location: Kenya-Kenya-Nairobi
Work Locations: Nairobi (ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands)
2nd Floor ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Organization: Kenya – SCI
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: May 19, 2017, 7:14:27 AM