Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Amnesty International has shifted its centralized International Secretariat (IS) into a more strong, coherent and visible presence in strategic locations in the global South.
In the Americas, we are developing a stronger presence, with a regional office for the Americas based in Mexico City, a Sub-regional office in Lima, Peru, and an office in Washington D.C., we have de-concentrated key functions to enhance our research and campaign capacity. Being closer to the ground is enabling us to operate with greater speed and relevance and to be more agile and responsible to the demands of our human rights agenda.
Amnesty International's Americas program is looking for an experienced Regional Media Manager to contribute substantially to our communication and media strategy for our human rights work in the region.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
This exciting role has plenty of scope to let your creativity and exceptional media and communication skills soar. It's all about delivering compelling messages and stories to the right audiences through the right media channels. You will develop, shape and produce media content that will help achieve challenging campaign and communication goals. You will develop innovative ideas and draft and implement creative media strategies - making sure all communications embody Amnesty International's mission and mandate.
As part of our Americas team, you will be based in our continental office in Mexico City, Mexico. You will work in collaboration with colleagues regionally and globally, including with research and campaign teams, sections and national offices, and other civil society organizations. You will lead our partnerships with relevant international, regional and national media outlets to enhance the coverage of urgent human rights issues across the continent.
You are highly skilled and experienced media savvy professional or journalist, and have comprehensive knowledge on how to develop powerful media strategies for a diverse range of audiences. You are particularly accomplished at analysing context to develop strong content, and using this to successfully engage new people. You have the passion and drive to deliver dynamic content that will bring about human rights change.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.
Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.