MSF UK's press team is made up of a manager, two press officers, a features and documentaries manager and an intern. It sits within and works closely together with the wider MSF UK communications department, which includes a digital team, an audiovisual team, and a public engagement team. The press team also works closely with communications colleagues across the MSF movement.
The department’s overall purpose is to raise the profile of the organisation and its causes amongst British audiences to support MSF’s advocacy, recruitment, and fundraising activities.
We require a passionate, organised and committed intern to provide daily support to our press team.
The successful candidate will track and analyse media coverage of MSF in the UK through daily monitoring and the production of quarterly reports. They will also debrief members of staff returning from MSF’s medical projects, pitching their stories to local and trade media.
This role is an opportunity to gain exposure to media work and explore the day to day work of an international NGO and to understand how and why we communicate. There will be ample opportunity to learn more about MSF and you are encouraged to attend and contribute to weekly office meetings and operational updates.
Knowledge, skills and expertise - this could be through study, volunteering, a previous role, etc. We do not require the candidate to have a degree if they can demonstrate experience in these areas in their application.
Demonstrable interest in media relations
Demonstrable interest in humanitarian work
Strong written and oral communications skills
The ability to recognise a good story
Some familiarity with UK media
Some familiarity with Twitter and Microsoft Office, and ability to learn how to use media monitoring software
Organised and adaptable
Fluency in languages other than English is a bonus (particularly French or Arabic)
Candidates must have right to work in the UK.
MSF UK/IE is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply on our website by submitting a copy of your CV together with a letter of motivation and answers to the application questions which can be found on the job description (please upload as one document) by the closing date:
6 February 2022, 11.59pm (GMT)
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.