Head, Media Relations

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st August, 2016

Job Description

The Role:

  • Ensure the success of WWF’s global conservation goals and programs (including Earth Hour) by communicating the organisation’s work, profile and values to the global media, in line with network protocols.
  • Lead WWF International's public relations strategies and coordinates closely with the Director of Digital Engagement to ensure alignment of messaging across all global media and platforms
  • Work with the Practices and relevant countries to develop media strategies
  • Provide support, advice, media intelligence, contacts, global monitoring and evaluation and be a central point of contact on public relations and on managing communications crises for the WWF Network
  • Assist in producing, editing, aligning and distributing content and manages network distribution
  • Lead on global media and actively participates as part of the core team in key global fora with Network teams (CoP, CITES etc)

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide support and advice to the network offices and the Practices as the central point for global content creation, dissemination and message alignment
  • Manage the work of the Media Relations officers and managers in line with agreed communications priorities
  • Manage content output across all media and platforms for priority international advocacy and policy conventions, meetings and events, and lead front-line media relations at such events
  • Collaborate with the Digital Director, the Internal Communications Head and the Manager of Editorial to maximize opportunities and to align messaging
  • Manages the communications around issues and crises on a case-by-case basis with the team, the relevant country, the relevant department and the community working closely with Digital
  • Ensure WWF has adequate spokespersons on key issues, and act as spokesperson for WWF when required
  • Develop relations with relevant international news outlets - online and traditional, in alignment with network protocols and in conjunction with National/Country/Programme offices
  • Provide input into communications strategies as required
  • Monitor the international media agenda and provide advice as appropriate on media opportunities and emerging issues
  • Develop and implement strategy to raise public relations standards and capacity in the Network  

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in communications, media, journalism or related subject
  • Significant senior relevant professional experience, preferable in PR, broadcasting or digital sectors
  • Proven success record in public relations, media relations or a related field; knowledge in social media
  • Experience or working in international and highly matrixed operations
  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills, ability to deliver multiple simultaneous projects
  • Articulate, creative, passionate, flexible and tenacious
  • Excellent written and spoken English – French, Spanish and/or other languages is an advantage
  • Attention to detail, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
  • Flexible and comfortable working in a changing environment
  • Prepared to undertake frequent international travel
  • Proficiency and curiosity in new technologies, formats and new trends in journalism and public relations
  • Global mind-set and love to meet new people and work across countries and cultures
  • Interest in conservation and environment issues
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply?

  • Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  For INTERNAL applicants - Upload your covering letter and CV to the jobs platform. 
  • We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
  • Please indicate your preferred location.
  • Work permit restrictions may apply. Internal candidates given priority.

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