Communications Officer (COMEP)

International Monetary Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

The Communications Department (COM) is the International Monetary Fund's strategic center for communication. It develops and coordinates the IMF's external and internal communications strategy, shapes the IMF’s key messages, advises IMF Management and staff on how best to convey key messages, and monitors and responds to what people outside the IMF say about the institution and its activity.

COM is looking for a well-rounded communications officer with a strong interest in publishing and a desire to enhance her/his editing, project management and digital skills as part of the Editorial and Publications team. The Editorial and Publications Division serves as the Fund’s publisher, producing a wide range of publications and overseeing marketing and distribution in print and via assorted digital platforms and information feeds. The Editorial and Publications Division strives to ensure that Fund publications are aligned with strategic priorities and to craft products that create communications opportunities for the Fund on key economic issues.  Working closely with staff in other departments, the division helps to promote knowledge sharing with both internal and external audiences.


  • Serve as part of the Annual Report team, helping to support and manage the project from kickoff to completion.

  • Help to manage the production of ad hoc publications.

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with vendors and provide them with clear guidance and direction.

  • Draft and edit content.

  • Help to manage and update the Fund’s digital publishing platforms.

  • Develop collaborative relationships with staff in other departments, including through active participation in COM matrix groups.

  • Motivated and open to learning and contributing to the Fund’s publications program.


The successful candidate will have an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience. She/he will demonstrate good writing and editing skills and have experience managing a project or a process. Openness to further developing skills in these areas is essential. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of the Fund and a good understanding of the IMF’s goals, priorities, and operations. She/he will be an excellent team player with curiosity to grow and learn, openness to feedback, and ability to work collaboratively within diverse teams.

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