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Policy Communications Consultant

London, UK

ABOUT THE ONE CAMPAIGN

ONE is a global, nonpartisan organization fighting for a more just world by demanding the investments needed to create economic opportunities and healthier lives in Africa. We do this by deploying trusted and dynamic advocacy that leverages hard-hitting data, credible grassroots activism, creative political engagement, and strategic partnerships. We use all this to influence decision-makers to take action and tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Read more at www.one.org.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

ONE is seeking a part-time UK-based consultant with excellent communication skills and media connections to identify and seize opportunities to place policy-focused content. This project is slated for roughly 6 months.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL

  • Build and manage relationships with policy-focused journalists in the UK and US, and pitch and seize opportunities to place data and insights into global news publications.
  • Stay abreast of news and trends and identify opportunities to pitch relevant content to the media.
  • Proactively develop policy insights using ONE’s data and intelligence, write them up and pitch them to journalists and other relevant influencers for inclusion in publications, newsletters, and social media content.
  • Work with the Global Policy & Strategy Team and ONE media managers to oversee and coordinate requests for policy-related content for media and communications, and strategically place media content in support of our strategy.  

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • An established, robust media network
  • An entrepreneurial and opportunistic mindset, aka a knack for spotting and seizing media opportunities
  • A general understanding of policy issues related to international development
  • Creativity in transforming “boring” stats and policy content into headline news
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • A positive, can-do attitude

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluency in English required. Fluency in French or German a plus.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please email [email protected]). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit https://www.one.org/us/about/diversity/.

Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.