Communications Manager – Publications and Content

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We’re looking for a Communications Manager to develop communication strategies for the delivery of key reports and products. The Communications Manager will act as a strategic partner with research colleagues, helping them position research to maximise impact. You’ll work with designers and creatives to ensure finished products are designed with a consistent and compelling brand identity. You’ll be a creative, vivid writer with strong project management skills and impressive attention to detail.

This is a full time position and the successful candidate can work remotely from any major media hub.

Key Activities:

Strategy and Planning
Manage the timeline of publishing products as appropriate to ensure these are tied to external news hooks where possible, and to ensure smooth workload across the team.
Develop communications strategies for the delivery of key reports and products and act as a strategic partner with research colleagues, helping them position research to maximise impact.
Produce project management plans where necessary, liaising closely with all relevant stakeholders.
Assess and manage production needs for the communications team: brochures, hand-outs, online interactives, etc. that can help achieve the team’s goals.
Maintain up-to-date communications planning calendar, working across organisation to ensure all key dates are inputted in a timely fashion and researching externally where necessary to identify opportunities.
Contribute to overall communications and brand strategy.
Production
Manage designers and creatives to ensure finished products are designed with a consistent and compelling brand identity. This includes report design, infographics, brochures, pamphlets, website interactives and visuals.
Manage translations of knowledge products.
Input WF and A4AI products into design templates and ensure professional production.
Copyedit and where needed copywrite for knowledge products, using external contractors to deliver this where needed.
Promotion
Draft blogs, press releases and op-eds where appropriate for knowledge products.
Update media lists and create new lists for press campaigns.
Support on creating social media content to promote knowledge product launches, working with the social media channel manager on strategy, timing and ensuring organisation-wide key messages are consistent.
Draft newsletter content for knowledge product launches,and work with the newsletter manager to agree best timing to engage our supporters.
Assist with media relations in advance of major knowledge product publication to secure media opportunities that bolster wider communications and branding efforts.
Monitoring & Measurement

Where appropriate, compile social media, website, download and media statistics for each knowledge product launch to feed into quarterly communications reports.

Other
Lead on production of annual reports, external facing impact reports and/or financial reports – in close collaboration with the Finance & Operations Director.
Qualifications

Education

Essential knowledge and experience
At least four years’ experience with progressive levels of responsibility in communications, PR, publishing, writing or related field
Strong project management skills and experience with a variety of project and budget management tools
Impressive attention to detail a must, with a track record of flawless copyediting
Creative and entrepreneurial, with demonstrated success in coming up withbold approaches to grab attention and engage audiences
Vivid writer, able to present difficult concepts in clear, simple English and/or incompelling images
Track record of working with complex, research based material to distill keymessages and extract facts, quotes and stories that will drive coverage
Persuasive, assertive and persistent in selling in stories/interviews
Highly motivated and organised, thriving under pressure, pursuing targets aggressively
Desirable knowledge and experience
Experience in working with a celebrity patron or founder
Understanding and experience of more than one global media market
Knowledge/experience of communications work in a developing country
Contacts in the tech/development journalism world
Strong visual/graphic design sensibility
French or Spanish language skills
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