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Global Editor Advisor (w/m/nb)

  • Addis Ababa
  • as per org scale USD / Year

Light for the World

Light for the World is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Global Editor Advisor in Addis Ababa ,  Ethiopia.

Job Description

  • Job Title: Global Editor Advisor
  • Job by Light for the World

Department: Global Communications
Place of Work: a location where Light for the World operates / with some international travel required (10-20%)
Duration: Full-time (40hrs/week), permanent
Salary: competitive, according to local NPO sector average and dependent on experience
Reports to: Head of Global Communications
Starting date: As soon as possible

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and passionate storyteller who wants to support us with improving the quantity and the quality of our English written content across the organisation. This role functions as a focal point and important interface to all our country communications officers / managers and contributes significantly to our global communication strategy and media reach.

Your tasks

  • You play an important role in improving and boosting ethical storytelling within the organisation. You function as focal point, provide training and produce guidelines.
  • You write English articles for our international website and are responsible for final editorial checking and proofreading of other communication output (e.g. articles, reports, social media posts)
  • You actively expand our media presence aiming at more media coverage in the English speaking market through reaching out to media outlets / journalists and being a focal point for international media requests.
  • You collaborate closely with colleagues in the digital communications team and contribute to relaunch and production of the English newsletter.
  • You support and act as focal point for Communication officers / managers in six African countries, providing advice, input to their strategy and training.

Your profile

  • You are a native english speaker and have good verbal and written expression skills. Other languages, e.g. German, French or Portuguese are an asset.
  • You bring established experience in ethical storytelling and overall communication for NGOs. You have experience in writing articles, editing and proofreading texts.
  • You are experienced in supporting and training colleagues and functioning as a focal point for communications advice and strategy input.
  • You have experience in media relations and expanding media coverage.
  • Ideally you have an educational background in journalism or communications and are familiar with platforms / tools such as WordPress, MailChimp and Access Campaign.
  • You bring interest in development cooperation and Light for the World’s mandate area.

Our offer

  • an outstanding opportunity to bring about change through an international development organization and to extend your professional experience
  • a highly motivated, professional and diverse team that strives towards continuous development. We believe in participatory leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas.
  • a competitive salary for the NGO sector, incl. full social insurance & other benefits
  • flexible working hours with remote working options
  • a friendly, dynamic and inclusive working environment

Do you want to bring more light into the world with us?

We are looking forward to your application!

How to apply

Do you want to join our mission to bring a bit more light into the world? We are looking forward to your application! Please click on the job title and then on “Apply Now” on our Website and fill in the form to apply for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion in our organization. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, and we very much welcome applications from people with disabilities.

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