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Communications Manager, Global Editors Network

21 January 2015

Start date: 16 March 2015

Nature of the contract: CDI with a two month trial period

Location: Paris, France

Role Synopsis: Managing communications and PR for all GEN programmes and activities (including the annual GEN Summit)

Reports to: CEO (Bertrand Pecquerie)

Salary: 2,500 euros brut / month x 12 months = 30,000 euros / year.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, international organization focusing on media innovation. The Global Editors Network (GEN) is a cross-platform community of more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief, a community open to media innovators. GEN is committed to sustainable, high-quality journalism, empowering newsrooms through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share, including The Editors Lab and the Data Journalism Awards. It is a non-profit, non-governmental association.

General responsibilities:

  • Definition and execution of communication strategy of GEN and GEN Programmes: weekly newsletter, Press  and partners database management, creation of press releases, website updates, campaigns for sponsors, Google Ad Words strategy (and follow-up with the dedicated manager)
  • Give and write up interviews with key people
  • Manage potential new projects and students / writers during the GEN Summit
  • Work tightly with the Social Media Editor. Can replace him/her when necessary.
  • Monitor media industry innovation news and events
  • Cooperate with the Programmes Director
  • Creative ideas and vision for the GEN image and branding

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Fluent command of English and potentially French. Spanish or other language an advantage
  • University degree and experience in relevant field (minimum of two years experience)
  • Good knowledge of social networks, even if not a heavy practitioner
  • Excellent written and spoken communications and influencing skills
  • Passionate about media innovation, journalism, the future of the news industry
  • Creative and fast copywriter: copy for websites, for press releases, newsletters
  • Technical skills: tech savvy with basics (office pack, PDF docs), photo/docs editing (Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent an advantage).
  • Solution-focused
  • Comfortable working in a start-up environment
  • Flexibility: role will require out of business hours, sometimes covering events or travelling on weekends

 To apply, please contact: B. Pecquerie at bpecquerie[at]globaleditorsnetwork[dot]org

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