Media Advisor

Independent Diplomat
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

Independent Diplomat (ID) is seeking an exceptional individual, experienced in national and international media relations and creative use of social media to assume the role of Media Advisor.  The preferred location is our New York office.

ID advises democratic countries, governments and political movements on diplomatic strategy and practice.  Founded more than thirteen years ago, ID has established itself as an increasingly influential force in international diplomacy, with plans for continued expansion to all major diplomatic centres.

With the highest level of integrity and creativity, the Media Advisor will work with and support our clients, the project managers and ID institutionally to innovate and deliver effective global media strategies. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Media Advisor with 10+ years of experience in international media and/or media relations with an established network of media contacts.  The position requires a deep interest in and knowledge of international affairs and diplomacy, experience in media handling, with experience working abroad.  The successful candidate will be technologically savvy with demonstrated skills in new media approaches and techniques; have outstanding written and verbal skills; and be a self-motivated, creative thinker with a sense of humour and cultural sensitivity. 

ID is a small but exceptionally talented and growing team of diplomats and experts in international affairs, with headquarters in New York and three other offices around the world.  ID has a strong internal culture of teamwork and shared decision-making, as well as innovative use of technology.  The Media Advisor is a critical component of ID’s team in delivering outstanding service to all ID clients. 

For further details of the recruitment process and to apply, please visit

About Independent Diplomat

Independent Diplomat is a non-profit advisory group providing confidential advice and assistance in diplomatic strategy and technique to governments, political groups and international organizations.  We work to amplify the voices of those who have most at stake in diplomatic processes.  Based in New York and London, we have offices in Brussels and Geneva.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10 years of relevant experience in international media or media-liaison positions;
  • Established networks of contacts across the international media, with diverse geographical reach; and
  • English language fluency, with a second language highly desirable (French, Spanish, Arabic).

Knowledge Required:

  • Deep interest in and knowledge of international affairs and diplomacy;
  • Experience with media handling / liaison; and
  • Experience working abroad.

Skills Required:

  • Willingness to travel;
  • Technologically savvy, with demonstrated skills in and understanding of new media approaches and techniques;
  • Outstanding writing skills, in particular under tight deadlines;
  • Highly enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative thinker, sense of humor and culturally sensitive.
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