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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 22, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Teach For All is a global network of 61 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations whose stated shared mission is to "expand educational opportunity around the world by increasing and accelerating the impact of social enterprises that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change."

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Job Title

Media Relations and Communications Specialist job at Teach For All

Job Description

The Media Relations and Communications Specialist plays a key role in developing and maintaining the public image of our organization and network in the media and public events.

This role encompasses a wide range of duties including stakeholder management, research, media monitoring, drafting press releases, and preparing training modules for spokespeople. The candidate will be proficient in navigating the international media landscape, forging strong journalist relationships, and collaborating with internal teams and external partners to enhance Teach For All’s ability to contribute to the global discussion, advocating for our core purpose and the impact of our network.

The Communications Team works to influence the global discussion in order to create an external environment conducive to the achievement of Teach For All’s vision and to build a shared understanding of our network’s mission and impact. We are a fast-paced team that works to build a proactive narrative and brand that highlights our core purpose and the impact of our global network, creates a clear understanding of how our network is structured, and raises the profile of our network partners

Duties and Responsibilities

Media Relations:

  • Drive a targeted media landscape analysis to identify relevant platforms and journalists for outreach and cultivation

  • Set up and efficiently manage media contact databases and monitor incoming media queries

  • Support the Head of Strategic Communications to manage engagement with journalists

  • Perform daily monitoring of media, track our brand presence, and identify opportunities to engage journalists and media platforms in our work

  • Analyze media coverage to derive actionable insights for improved engagement strategies


Press Releases and Communications Materials:

  • Coordinate the drafting and distribution of press kits and releases, ensuring alignment with our messaging strategy

  • Act as a strategic aide to the Head of Strategic Communications in the formulation of media outreach plans and communications strategies


Speaking Events:

  • Set up and manage a database of spokespeople and coordinate their training and support and maintain a toolkit of resources to support spokespeople in their work

  • Collaborate with the Head of Strategic Communications in delivering spokesperson training sessions

  • Design and implement a strategy to Identify and secure speaking engagements, and prepare comprehensive speaker briefs


Public Affairs Communications:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of strategic communication initiatives across various teams

  • Conduct research and provide support to the Global Head of Communications and the Head of Strategic Communications in crisis communications strategies, response mechanisms, and other strategic opportunities and projects

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Three or more years of professional experience, with a focus on media engagement and strategic communications.

  • Strong communication skills, including fluency in English (knowledge of other languages is advantageous).

  • Excellent research skills to analyze the media landscape, identify opportunities, and develop impactful communication strategies to achieve organizational goals.

  • Strong project management and analytical skills to track media coverage, analyze data, generate and manage project plans, and translate insights into actionable strategies for improved engagement.

  • Strong writing skills for crafting press releases, speeches, and other communication materials.

  • Interpersonal and relationship-building ability to maintain relationships with internal stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Solutions-oriented mindset and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

  • Ability to comfortably work across multiple dynamics of cultural difference effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and globally dispersed environment

  • Exemplifies Teach For All’s core values and a commitment to Teach For All’s mission:

  • Reflects a sense of possibility in mindset and vision

  • Believes in the value of being locally rooted and globally informed

  • Drives toward constant learning and improvement

  • Convinced of the necessity of diversity and inclusiveness in our work

  • Believes in the interdependence between us and our partners in solving this global problem


Additional Desirable Skills/Experiences:

  • Knowledge of media monitoring tools and experience tracking and analyzing media coverage.

  • Experience developing and delivering spokesperson training.

  • Background in journalism or communications is a plus

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How to Apply

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