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Global: IDWF Media Officer

Global: IDWF Media Officer

by IDWFED published Nov 01, 2020 12:00 AM


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IDWF Media Officer


IDWF is looking for a Media Officer:

Are you a dynamic multilingual communications professional who wants to contribute to social, labor, and gender justice?

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) seeks an experienced communicator to improve the media strategy and impact of local, national, multinational, and global campaigns, and who will strengthen our capacity to drive the agenda for concrete and measurable impacts. The candidate needs to be comfortable developing and delivering media plans through different channels and will be working with the communications’ team.

Join us and help raise the visibility of our organization and contribute to actions for improving the lives of millions of domestic workers around the world.

What the role includes:

  • Build relationships with journalists in mainstream media outlets and their receipt of our research findings, advocacy material, domestic workers stories, etc.
  • Monitor news media and identify opportunities to engage with media on issues related to IDWF’s goals.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation process for the media and campaigning impact.
  • Develop an aggressive media strategy aimed at increasing visibility.
  • Explore speaking opportunities, panel discussions or interviews for IDWF and domestic worker leaders to contribute to our advocacy efforts.
  • Build the identity and media brand of the IDWF communication material and strengthen the visibility the Domestic Workers Movement.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is communicator and activist with interest/experience working on labor, women, and human rights, who is committed to inflicting change through public discourse.
  • Has a degree in communications or journalism (or equivalent experience) plus 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Has excellent communication in English (written and spoken), and a good command of either French/or Spanish.
  • Has experience with monitoring and evaluating media outputs.
  • Has significant experience pitching to online and traditional media outlets.
  • Showcases commitment to worker, women, and human rights.
  • Ability to work with a diverse and international group of staff and affiliates.


The probation period is 6 months. Candidates are invited to apply by sending their resume and two samples of their work (article, campaign, link to communication materials, etc.), present & expected salary, and indication of the earliest availability via email to latest on December 4, 2020.  

(All personal data will be treated in strictest confidence and will only be used for recruitment purpose only.)

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