|Company:||Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Salary Level ($):|
|Job Location:||Ottawa, ON, Canada|
|Highest Level Of Education:||Bachelor|
|Job Posting Date:||10-Jul-2018|
Job Opportunity with Amnesty International Canada
World Skills Employment Centre is working with Amnesty International Canada to recruit for the position of Media and External Communications Officer.
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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150
countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human
rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped
stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand
alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.
Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the
workplace, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking groups
including women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTI individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit
individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups.
We are recruiting a Media and External Communications Officer able to work comfortably within
both traditional and digital media environments.
The Media and External Communications Officer (MECO) shares primary responsibility for the
day-to-day coordination of media activities with a colleague in Toronto. In this capacity the
MECO is proactive in seeking and creating stories for the media and looking to secure positive
coverage of human rights issues for the Organization. The Officer publicizes and actively
promotes the mission and work of Amnesty International by disseminating international news
releases, preparing and distributing nationally-generated media materials, organizing press
conferences and other media events, making use of social media channels, supporting national
and international Amnesty staff in their media work, liaising with journalists and responding to
media enquiries. The Officer acts as one of the primary spokespersons for the Branch.
The MECO works closely with campaigners and the digital communications team to develop
campaigns and communication plans and strategies. In collaboration with a counterpart in
Toronto, oversees the Branch’s annual Media Awards, and provides media training to other staff.
Furthermore, the Officer collaborates closely with AI Canada’s francophone media program in
promoting and responding to media stories involving both branches.
Full details are available in the job description posted on Amnesty International Canada’s
Education and Experience
Interpersonal Skills & Experience
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Start date: September 17, 2018
Duration: Permanent position
Location: Ottawa National Office
Starting salary: $64,241 - $66,093 per annum (commensurate with qualifications)
On-call: Able to be on-call every second weekend and to cover for the MECO in Toronto
Travel: Some travel required