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Communication Adviser

IMS is hiring a Communication Adviser in its Communication Unit. The position offers the opportunity to use a full toolbox of communication, campaigning and project management skills working with colleagues around the globe as well as in Denmark. Join a fast-moving, fun and well-functioning team in a growing global organisation with a highly relevant cause.

IMS (International Media Support) is a non-profit organisation supporting local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. IMS believes that peaceful, stable societies based on democratic values rely on ethical and critical journalism. Established in 2001, the organisation has since worked with local and international partners to support independent journalism and freedom of expression. The organisation has approximately 170 staff members of 36 nationalities.

You will be part of IMS’ Communication Unit, consisting of seven communications professionals, covering all communications areas – from managing digital platforms, media contacts, campaign and content development to communication advice aimed at its programme countries and programme managers across IMS’ 26 programme countries. IMS also supports fundraising and public affairs with the aim to strengthen IMS’ mandate.

Job summary:

As Communication Adviser, you will be responsible for supporting a specific region, building knowledge and relationships with IMS colleagues. You will act both as a go-to in times of crisis and support long-term planning. Your task is to plan for, produce and edit content according to IMS’ audiences, while you work closely with others in the team to enhance an integrated communication approach across channels.

This last year and going forward IMS reacts to the rising threats to freedom of expression in Eastern Europe, focusing among others on building resilience against mis- and disinformation. IMS also works to promote ‘public interest tech’ and advocate towards the tech-industry; hence, candidates with interest or experience in this field of work are strongly encouraged to apply.

Globally, IMS pushes for good journalism, ensures that journalists are safe, combats disinformation and promotes gender equality. You will support this work by creating compelling content and supporting events.


You will report to the Head of Communication, work closely with the rest of the Communication Unit, and liaise frequently with IMS’ regional departments and other cross-cutting units.


  • Relevant educational background such as Journalism, Communication or Social Science.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with similar positions.
  • Language skills: Fluent English, oral and written. Other languages are an advantage. Swedish or Norwegian would be an asset.
  • Insight into media development or global human rights issues is an asset.
  • Solid experience with strategic communication planning, preferably also reflecting institutional donor needs.
  • Wide-ranging experience with content development, from social media posts, newsletters to promotion of reports or learning material.
  • Able to run different projects, e.g., campaigns, digital development or events.
  • Experience with media contact, PR and writing op-eds.
  • Experience with advising or training others in effective communication as well as building up thought leaders.

For this specific position, knowledge of or prior work experience in Eastern Europe or Asia will be an advantage.

As a person, you’re organised and able to follow through, but also enjoy being part of a team and adding a positive vibe, even when there are many tasks.

Key functions:
  • Advise programme staff on communication and press issues and ensure high quality in communication material and publications.
  • Plan for, produce and coordinate global content or campaigns cross-channel on key IMS issues (e.g., freedom of expression or disinformation.
  • Produce engaging and relevant content to strengthen IMS’ results (programmatic, advocacy, engagement and fundraising), while upholding the position and trustworthiness of the organisation.
  • Support IMS’ public engagement, including visibility in the media (globally as well as in Scandinavia).
  • Lead the development of specific partnerships and/or specific communication channels.
Duration and location:
  • Expected length of employment: The position is open ended.
  • Place of employment: Copenhagen
  • Employment type: Full-time
  • Salary level within the Danish NGO-standard incl. attractive pension scheme plus six weeks of annual leave. Repatriation support not included
  • Some travel can be expected
How to apply :

Applicants are invited to enclose a detailed CV (résumé) with a cover letter outlining your motivation and how your skills and experience meet the needs of the position by 7th of February, midnight CET. Feel free to include examples of previous content, campaign or PR productions.
Please direct questions about the position to Head of Communication Line Grove Hermansen lgh@mediasupport.org.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in February.
The successful candidates are expected to start work as soon as possible, with a suggested date of 15th of March 2023. For further information about IMS, please visit www.mediasupport.org.

Who can apply:

Everyone with the required qualifications and skills is encouraged to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious or cultural background, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: International Media Support (IMS)

Deadline: 07/02/2023

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


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