Global: Media Officer (Full time)

Global –

IDWF is looking for a media officer

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

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) seeks to hire a media officer with international journalistic experience to build the visibility of domestic workers’ organizing. S/he will collect news from our global membership, identify stories, write press releases, and support op-ed development. The candidate needs to be curious, energetic, and comfortable developing and delivering regular media roundups and pitches. S/he 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.

Key objectives

  • To facilitate the flow of information amongst domestic workers globally, to document and promote their work.
  • To increase the visibility of domestic workers amongst workers organizations, policy makers and the public to encourage recognition, support and the development of favorable policy positions.
  •  To facilitate the representation of domestic workers in mainstream media.

What the role includes

  • Provide regular news roundups on issues related to domestic workers and IDWF affiliates around the world.
  • Maintain and build relationships with journalists in mainstream media outlets.
  • Share IDWF research and advocacy materials with press and other external bodies, during campaigns as and when appropriate.
  • Pitch stories related to domestic workers and IDWF’s goals.
  • Identify speaking opportunities, panel discussions, and media interviews for IDWF and domestic worker leaders.
  • Issue press releases and statements.
  • Report on the impact of media and campaigning by contributing to monitoring and evaluation.

The ideal candidate

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), good command of Spanish is a competitive advantage
  • Has a degree in communications or journalism (or equivalent experience) and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • connected to an international network of journalists
  • committed to workers, women, and human rights.
  • Experienced in pitching to online and traditional media outlets.
  • Experienced with monitoring and evaluating media outputs.

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 [email protected] latest on April 22, 2022.

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For any inquiries, please contact: [email protected]