Open Society Foundations, Communications Specialist
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organisations, and social movements that advance these goals.
The Open Society Foundations are the global philanthropies of George Soros, who, as chairman, plays an active role in the work of the foundations.
The Office of 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. The department employs media outreach, publications, and the web to assist dozens of Open Society foundations and programs in their communications efforts.
Candidate Profile: The Communications Specialist is part of a tightly-knit, collaborative and fast-paced team. The Communications Specialist is responsible for identifying and pursuing media opportunities, drafting and editing all forms of content from blogs to op-eds, and working collaboratively with the programs to develop communications strategies and projects. The candidate should have expertise on our issues and solid judgment on how to highlight them through different mediums.
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Closing date: 29 June 2018.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.