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Countries: Kenya, Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 25 Apr 2022

Media Lead

Starting at £50,672 per annum, plus benefits

ActionAid (AA) Global Secretariat (GS) Hub in London, Johannesburg or Nairobi and Amsterdam

The Role:

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

ActionAid International is looking for a driven, strategic and creative Media Lead to join our growing communications and campaigns team as we prepare to 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, 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.

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:

To start the application process click here:


Applications close on 25th April 2022. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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.

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. Suitably qualified women leaders and people of colour are encouraged to apply.

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