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Communications Manager, Media Freedom Coalition Secretariat

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Thomas Reuters Foundation

Deadline: 03/06/2024

Location: London (Hybrid)

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking a creative and resourceful Communications Manager to join their team.

You will lead on the Secretariat’s communications function, both internally and externally, and will implement (and potentially improve on) our existing communications strategy.

For the Media Freedom Coalition, effective communications are not only about demonstrating the Coalition’s impact, they are also a way of encouraging and inspiring MFC member countries and their embassies to take action on media freedom. This means the Coalition’s communications are an essential component of its pathway to impact.


As the Communications Manager you will:

  • Research, develop, edit and write communications materials including impact stories and case studies for the MFC’s website and potentially other platforms, using multimedia options where appropriate.
  • Lead on the implementation of the MFC’s communications strategy, potentially making improvements to this, and tracking key performance indicators accordingly.
  • Manage the MFC’s website and social media channels (currently focused on Twitter/X) and monitor analytics/produce reports; manage upgrades to the MFC website in collaboration with TRF colleagues.
  • Curate and produce the MFC’s monthly network newsletter, which is sent to all MFC members and stakeholders.
  • Organise MFC events, online or in-person, and secure engaging speakers to feature in them.
  • Plan the MFC’s communications activities, taking account of communications opportunities such as anniversaries and international days.
  • Promote and maximise the impact of joint statements by MFC member countries, and monitor their impact.
  • Produce resources for member governments and their embassies, helping them to communicate on key media freedom issues.
  • Build relationships with media freedom organisations and networks to ensure wider communications reach and opportunities to collaborate.
  • Identify opportunities to feature the MFC within national/regional/international media as appropriate and build relationships to facilitate this.
  • Organise events (online or in-person) in collaboration with other members of the team, including developing content, finding speakers, and event coordination.
Required skills
  • Solid experience in a communications role, producing communications outputs as part of a communications strategy
  • Ability to write clear, concise and engaging copy with excellent attention to detail
  • A diplomatic approach, including the ability to see issues from others’ perspectives and to spot and mitigate potential risks
  • Ability to forge trusted relations with a wide range of cross-sector stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Fluency in English; other languages desirable but not necessary

It would be useful if you also have:

  • Understanding of, or interest in, media freedom issues
  • Experience of working with government officials (at any level)
  • Experience working effectively as part of a remote team on collaborative initiatives

The role is based in Canary Wharf in London. The role is full time and you would be expected to attend TRF’s offices two or more days per week.

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