London (Hybrid)
Up to £52241 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you an experienced media and communications professional interested in the intersection between technology and human rights? Do you think creatively to communicate new research to diverse audiences through multimedia approaches? Are you passionate about applying your media skills to holding governments and corporations to account?

JOB PURPOSE

As the Media and Communications Manager for the Algorithmic Accountability Lab (AAL), you will manage the AAL's communication strategy, public relations, awareness building activities and global media work in order to advance the team's human rights agenda, particularly regarding public sector use of algorithmic systems. You will support other Amnesty Tech projects on their media and communications needs, as required. You will think strategically to develop and implement long term media and communications programmes as well as clear distribution plans for outputs, which target key stakeholder groups and audiences. You will also respond to news stories and recent developments within the technology and human rights sector.

ABOUT YOU

A driven, strategic and creative Media and Communications Manager, you have extensive experience in delivering key messages, distributing communications outputs and sharing research to diverse audiences across a wide variety of platforms. You are comfortable in leading, developing and implementing comprehensive media programmes and communication strategies. Your novel and creative ideas will ensure that the work of the AAL and Amnesty Tech has maximum impact and engagement. You are proactive in developing and cultivating relationships with media and journalists and will use this network to amplify the work of the Algorithmic Accountability Lab and Amnesty Tech more broadly.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Please see the attached job description for full information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

  • Develop and implement a media and communications strategy designed for high impact to build the AAL's profile as a leader in holding governments to account on their use of algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, and contribute to raising Amnesty Tech's profile as a leading voice on technology and human rights;
  • Lead on the creation of communications outputs (video, documentary, podcasts, blogs and more)
  • Both lead and support on reactive communications to global events in the tech and human rights space
  • Proactively cultivate and manage relationships with media outlets and journalists

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Please see the attached job description for full information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

  • Substantial and relevant experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in taking a creative approach to media and communications;
  • Experience of leading, developing and implementing successful media and communications strategies, as well as campaigns;
  • Proven experience in utilising digital channels

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit

To address the lack of diversity and discrimination in the technology and human rights community we especially encourage applications from underrepresented racial groups, gender identities, disabled communities, sexual orientations and other marginalized identities. Even if you do not meet all our desired qualifications, we would like to hear from you - particularly if your background and/or identity is underrepresented in the NGO or technology sectors.

We especially encourage applications from those with lived experience of human rights violations and abuses, including discrimination and marginalization.

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

More about Amnesty International, International Secretariat

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Posted on: 16 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 14:52
Job ref: 3357
Tags: Communications, PR