Media Campaigners (US or UK)

London or DC preferred Full-time Allows remote

Campaigners are at the core of the organization’s advocacy work, from research and development of global and national online campaigns to offline stunts and campaign deliveries.

This is an exciting leadership position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organizations in the world today. It offers a unique platform from which to develop and pursue large-scale social change efforts.

As a Campaigner with a spike in Media, you will be responsible for supporting the development of and executing innovative communication strategies to win campaigns and make Avaaz a household name. This role will report to a Campaign Director or Senior Campaigner.

 Responsibilities

  • Delivering strong media strategy to win campaigns and build the brand through charismatic actions.
  • Supporting the execution of high-profile and highly targeted press coverage on key campaigns and for profile pieces.
  • Drafting releases, op-eds and talking points with strong messaging
  • Project management capability, including ability to manage multiple fast paced workstreams and freelancers.
  • Monitoring world events to identify opportunities for strong campaigns, and consulting with experts and rapidly developing a strong strategy, policy, and message.
  • Developing media relationships with editors, senior journalists who will cover and report on Avaaz work in key territories.
  • Public speaking and media work, and ability to support the preparation of others.
  • Spotting brand risk and developing strong responses.
  • Helping to shape the overall strategic direction of the organization.

Qualifications

This is a challenging role that requires hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative and an ability to deliver results. The skills you’ll use every day are:

  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment, and social change.
  • Understanding of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them, while being able to rapidly focus in on the details of each.
  • Strong strategic, creative, and innovative thinking, and campaign and media planning skills.
  • Ability or strong potential to develop and implement strong media strategies for campaign impact and brand growth.
  • Good media relationships in the US/UK a plus, not required.

Fluency in English is a requirement. Fluency in other languages is desirable, especially French, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic. We are looking for a strong Media Campaigner based in the US or UK -- London or Washington, D.C. would be useful but is not a must.

Location

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone, and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organizations when preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits also range with location, but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year.