Media Lead Job Vacancy in Kenya - ActionAid

Position Title: Media Lead

12 months maternity cover

£59,000 per annum plus benefits.

(local pay & conditions will apply)

London, Johannesburg, Nairobi or in a location where AA has an office.

The Role:

Are you a communications expert ready to put your skills to use fighting for climate and gender justice?

ActionAid International is looking for a driven, strategic, and creative Media Lead to join our growing communications and campaigns team as we launch an exciting new campaign for climate justice.

You would be responsible for leading on strategy and planning for all global media moments linked to multi-country campaigns, major report launches, humanitarian emergencies and journalist trips.

As Media Lead, you would be tasked with delivering a new global framework to deliver hard-hitting media briefings and newsworthy research to drive public engagement and profile-building objectives.

With substantial experience working in media relations, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, using your excellent news sense and target-smashing media strategies to lead and build on the successes of ActionAid International’s high-performing media team.

Who we're looking for:

  • An expert communicator with a track record of delivering media strategies that drive up the quality and quantity of coverage and build profile.
  • An excellent decision-maker, used to working under pressure, with demonstrable experience in crisis comms and reputational risk management.
  • An entrepreneurial and determined relationship builder, with a strong awareness of climate media, who sees opportunities where others see problems.
  • An excellent writer/editor – including press releases, features, opinion pieces, letters to editor and blogs – particularly to meet tight deadlines.
  • A collaborative worker with proven ability to navigate difference perspectives and work effectively in a complex organisation
  • You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including;

  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

How to apply

How to apply:

Please click on the link to start the application process:

Applications close on 17 July 2023 by 11:59 GMT.

Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Early applications are encouraged. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 24 July 2023.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. We will only consider candidates who have the right to work in the specified locations.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values. ActionAid will only recruit candidate who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid. ActionAid International collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants as part of any recruitment process. ActionAid International is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations