London, Greater London
£25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Institute of Race Relations is an educational charity and anti-racist publishing house at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. We are looking for a Communications Officer to help bring our important message into the 21st century,

This is a fulltime post based at the IRR’s London office based at Kings Cross. We are looking for someone to coordinate and integrate our various work-strands into an overall strong message, via podcasts, video and new social media platforms. You will be joining a small but dedicated team of researcher-writers conveying information and analyses about racism and challenging ways of tackling it.

Job roles include:

Assisting on writing, collating and formatting material for the fortnightly online news service IRR News;
Developing IRR News and Race & Class twitter profiles and implementing social media campaigns so as to reach solidarity and social movements;
Developing IRR’s presence on other social media platforms e.g. Instagram and creating multi-media content such as podcasts, videos and graphics;
Assisting in the promotion and organising of IRR seminars and meetings;
Promoting specific reports and publications in the mainstream media;
Liaising with IRR’s designer to develop the ‘IRR brand’


Please take some time to look at the website and learn about us and our history, the type of research and publishing we do and hence the way in which we try to contribute to racial justice internationally. The IRR is not a conventional NGO in terms of what it produces and whom it serves or in its internal working environment. Ours is often a critical voice, we try to meet unmet needs and pioneer new thinking; we work in an informal atmosphere while always maintaining the highest of professional standards.

Posted on: 15 January 2020
Closed date: 07 February 2020
Job ref: Communications officer
Tags: Campaigning, Marketing

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.