Office of Communications – New York
Open Society Foundations
The Office of Communications plays a central role in the work of the Open Society 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 employs media outreach, publications, and the web to assist dozens of Open Society foundations and programs in their communications efforts.
The Communications Officer is part of a tightly-knit, collaborative and fast-paced team. The Communications Officer is responsible for drafting and editing all forms of content from blogs to op-eds, identifying and pitching stories, and quickly turning around media inquiries. Candidate should have a journalism background, experience with crisis communications, expertise on our issues and solid judgment on how to highlight them through different mediums.
Typical duties and responsibilities include the following:
· demonstrated practical experience in press outreach and digital communications; strong understanding of social media strategy
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.