Humanitarian Communications Manager

CARE
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 25

Position description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking a Humanitarian Communications Manager who will generate visibility for CARE’s humanitarian relief work and initiatives, build CARE’s global communications capacity during emergencies and enhance the organization’s overall reputation.  S(he) will do so by:  developing CARE’s communications strategy for emergencies, assuring CARE’s strong presence in media coverage of emergencies and overseeing the collection of assets such as stories and videos. S(he) will develop communications plans for trips taken by CARE USA senior leadership, celebrities and influencers to humanitarian hotspots. This role also is responsible for acting as a media spokesperson for CARE and providing communications, media and storytelling training for staff.

This role: develops relationships with media and pitches stories and content directly to media titles and outlets; helps build relationships with celebrities and influencers with an interest in humanitarian and emergency response work; and trains CARE staff in emergency storytelling.

This person should be prepared for deployment to CARE’s emergency responses in support of communications. S(he) also is responsible for developing materials for use around disaster anniversaries and other emergency-focused efforts. In between emergencies, s(he) provides general support of Communications & Media Team priorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Emergency Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Leads the planning for all content capture and media coverage for CARE USA’s leadership travel to humanitarian hotspots (namely CEO, COO and select other EMT members). Plays a similar role for celebrities and influencers traveling to see humanitarian and emergency response work.
  • Communications Capacity Building
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • College degree, preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations
  • At least five years in media or public relations positions
  • Strong English language written and oral communications skills; well organized in high paced environment
  • Adept at using major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).

Application instructions

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