Associate, Communications and Digital Media, Nothing But Nets, Washington, DC 87 views

Position Overview

The Communications and Digital Media Associate, Nothing But Nets will partner with the Officer, Communications and Digital Media to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy for the Nothing But Nets Campaign.

She/he/they provide communications support to deliver on the campaign’s brand, advocacy, donor, and partnership objectives.

We seek someone who is high energy, has excellent organizational and communication skills, and the experience and passion to work across a diverse communications portfolio. A successful Associate will value close collaboration with Team members but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently.

This position is an integral part of a supportive and close-knit team devoted to crafting and delivering best-in-class communications to further the campaign’s goal of protecting children and families throughout Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean from malaria.

Working Relationships

The Communications and Digital Media Associate, Nothing But Nets reports to the Officer, Communications and Digital Media, Nothing But Nets. This position works closely with team members across the Nothing But Nets portfolio to include team members responsible for global health, advocacy, partnerships, and development.

Essential Functions

Support the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy that supports the campaign’s brand, advocacy, donor, and partner objectives

Support the development and execution of the campaign’s digital strategy across social media, website, email, and video

Create, edit and post/share/develop content across Nothing But Nets’ social media networks and website

Create, edit, and manage communication and outreach via email and text

Work to expand and maintain an active and engaged email and text supporter, donor, partner list. Responsibilities include drafting and coding emails, creating targeted distribution groups, creating online forms, landing pages or advocacy alerts, reporting on metrics, and executing paid acquisition campaigns

Assist Communications Officer with outreach and engagement of media/press and influencers, including conducting press outreach, writing op-eds, press releases, press kits, talking points and blog posts

Assist the Communications Officer in developing new digital strategies to increase online reach and engagement, traffic, and action rates

Organize and assist with the curation of storytelling assets (video, photos, champion, and beneficiaries’ stories) from Nothing But Nets impact countries

Attend, support, and cover live and virtual events

Assist with the research and development of communications metrics and reporting.

Monitor and share with team key strategic communications and digital industry standards and trends

Other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

Minimum 1-2 years of experience in communications and digital media, in publishing or media outlet, at a PR agency, or NGO setting

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Public Relations, International Relations or related field preferred

Familiarity with global humanitarian issues, global health challenges and/or malaria preferred

Experience maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts in coordination with campaign online communications and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube etc.)

Proficiency with email marketing platforms (e.g., EveryAction, Campaign Monitor, Pardot, or similar tools), CRM (Salesforce preferred), and CMS platforms (Dato or WordPress preferred)

Experience writing press releases, op-eds, and editorial content for a brand, organization, or thought leader

Experience with HTML, CSS, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps strongly preferred

Experience producing and editing video content preferred

Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines

Ability to work independently and within a team to identify, explore and implement creative communications initiatives

Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills

Multi-cultural experience

Interest in global health, international development and/or United Nations

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digital strategy

editor

family leave

global health

international relations

journalism

latin america

local laws

malaria

online communications

press releases

project management

public relations

research and development

salesforce

storytelling

strategic communication

time management

Stress tolerance and resilience

Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and flexibility to work some evenings and weekend

This role is based in Washington, D.C.

This position will have a skill assessment as part of the interview process

Ability to work under pressure and handle stress

Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy

Those who thrive on the Nothing But Nets team tend to possess these qualities:

An entrepreneurial spirit. Tenacious self-starter with intellectual curiosity

Superb team and communications skills, able to interact effectively with numerous and diverse internal and external stakeholders

Enjoy working in a fast-paced, often rapidly changing environment and multi-task with ease

A passion for global health work

Excellent organizational, planning, project management and time management skills

Highly detail-oriented and excellent problem-solving skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Highly collaborative and able to work efficiently across various teams within the UN Foundation

Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and multi-task with ease

A passion for global health work

Benefits & Compensation

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)

dental insurance

vision insurance

flexible spending accounts

403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution

group term and supplemental life insurance

short-term disability

long-term disability

health club discounts

commuter subsidy

back-up care

employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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