17th February 2022
DetailsWe are looking for someone to join our globally diverse team, to engage BirdLife’s external audiences through the sourcing, writing and editing of mostly long-form (i.e. not social media) powerful stories and content, developing its appeal, primarily for its website, Magazine, and other publications including the Annual Report.
Role title: Communications Officer
Organisation: BirdLife International
Closing Date: 10/03/2022
Role Location: Cambridge, UK
- Full time: 35 hours per week
- Contract: Open-ended
- Salary: £23,000 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit
- Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022 as the planet’s largest and oldest nature conservation organisation, present in 117 countries. Our goal this year is to build our brand by leaps and bounds with the birthday offering unique opportunities to do so.
We are looking for someone to join our globally diverse team, and need a team-player who is flexible, keen to develop their skills and can work across disciplines. To engage BirdLife’s external audiences through the sourcing, writing and editing of mostly long-form (i.e. not social media) powerful stories and content, developing its appeal, primarily for its website, Magazine, and other publications including the Annual Report. Also providing support on fundraising appeals and e-mail marketing and communications. including occasionally writing short copy for our social media platforms, and supporting with engaging our internal audiences through our internal platforms.
The ideal candidate will have
- Good knowledge of environmental topics.
- A passion for using storytelling to urgently fight the global biodiversity/nature and climate crises.
- Experience in crafting concise narratives, with demonstrated success, preferably in either the commercial or not-for-profit sector.
- Proven ability to write and deliver effective, audience-focused communications and campaigns.
- Familiarity with birds, science, conservation and the environment highly desirable. In their absence, a passion to learn quickly and embrace the accuracy and precision those topics require.
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: firstname.lastname@example.org marking your application with “Communications Officer” in the subject line.
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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