Job Title: Internal Communications Officer
Organisation: Open Society Foundations
Location: New York, United States
Closing Date: 10 May 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
Communications plays a central role in the work of the Foundations by coordinating and strengthening the public presence of the global network and by helping to advance relevant issues. Communications works to raise the Foundations’ public profile by promoting the network’s many noteworthy achievements as well as responding to attacks from opponents of open society around the world. The department focuses on campaigning, media outreach, content development and messaging, creative and digital strategy, and internal communications to support dozens of Open Society foundations and programs worldwide.
Role and Responsibilities
As an Internal Communications Officer at Open Society you will:
Research, write, edit, and produce executive internal communications, including speeches, announcements, and meeting briefs, for clarity and consistency in line with our organizational priorities
Proactively lead, manage, and execute internal communications projects and initiatives working from the Communications Department primarily to support the Executive Office in coordination with teams across the network
Review, edit, and collaboratively produce content for a range of internal communications channels, including the intranet, email announcements, and internal staff events
Liaise with internal teams to provide expert guidance and support them to ensure communication standards are met
Work with the director of internal communications to develop and implement an internal communications strategy that reinforces our mission and culture, and is aligned with Open Society’s public communications
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Demonstrated practical experience in internal communications for at least seven years with a focus on executive support
Superior English-language editing and writing skills
Strong editorial judgment and ability to rapidly distill and curate content while reflecting the tone and style of executive leadership
Substantial knowledge of organizational and project management, with experience in coordinating multiple projects in a fast-paced environment focused on policy and operations
Flexible with an ability to learn fast and deliver on tight deadlines
High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity under minimal supervision
A commitment to team working and ability to build and maintain strong, trusting internal relationships within a team and across a global network
Diplomatic manner and ability to adapt to a range of cultures and experiences in interacting with colleagues at all levels
A commitment to continuous learning and listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.
Experience in dealing with sensitive matters and ability to maintain confidentiality
Willingness to travel for work (when policy permits)
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