Join Meg Stringer of Word for this lunchtime seminar:
Do you turn into a grouch when it’s time to write? Panic at press releases? Bored with your web copy? Confused by your own emails?
DISCOVER HOW TO WRITE:
• to make content pop and persuade
• without jargon and fluff
• with a relatable, authentic voice
• for the target audience, not yourself
Entrepreneur. Trader. Web developer. Everybody writes something, somewhere. But, there’s just 15 spots in the workshop. Reserve your seat at the table.
SANDWICH LUNCH INCLUDED! Registration >>
Thurs 6 June, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CEST
Spaces Genève, Quai de l’île
13 Quai de l’Ile
Cost: 25 CHF
Communications Manager (part-time)
Part-time 40 % (2 days a week, flexible)
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to the MEF Coordinator
Languages: Fluent French and English
Start date: 1 July 2019 (negotiable)
The Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) enhances the visibility and protection of human rights defenders and builds awareness and recognition for their work, through visibility, publicity and support, principally by granting the annual Martin Ennals Award (MEA).
The Foundation consists of a Board made up of up to 12 members, led by a Chairperson elected by the Board. It includes a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer who together make up the governance committee that is entrusted with the routine business of the Foundation.
The MEA Coordinator is the executive arm of the Foundation. Other staff lines include (as at June 2019) a Communications Manager and a Programme Officer.
Organisational setting and reporting relationships
With an annual award as its principal activity, the MEF operations have a cyclical nature, which requires a certain flexibility in the way that the staff – all part-time – arrange their work.
The Communications Manager reports to the MEA Coordinator.
The Communications Manager is responsible for formulating, leading and enhancing the MEF communications strategy in support of the organisation’s mission. The MEF communications priorities require a focused and purposeful approach in support of the Martin Ennals Award and of the MEF itself. This should ensure the delivery of a high-profile, high-quality ceremony with measurable impact, in collaboration with MEF partners and Laureates through appropriate channels. Target audiences include Swiss and Geneva authorities and communities, relevant international organisations, human rights organisations, agencies and activists, governments and their representatives as MEF donors and as protectors of and influencers on human rights, MEF Jury members and regional panels, journalists, bloggers, academia, filmmakers and media champions.
Subject to approval of the Board and of the Coordinator, the Communications Manager will recruit and provide guidance and supervision to interns or volunteers. The Communications Manager will also assist the MEF Coordinator and Programme Officer as/when necessary.
The Communications Manager’s main tasks include:
• Being responsible for MEA’s communications, in developing and regularly adapting a corporate communications and social media strategy;
• Increasing global recognition for the MEF mission, the Award and its Laureates;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Laureates while promoting the MEF brand;
• Developing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of publicity for the MEA ceremony;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Finalists through networking, media relations and partner organisations while promoting the MEA brand;
• Maintaining and increasing engagement with relevant audiences via the MEF Website and social media channels;
• Producing and disseminating press material and other written and audio-visual content in relevant languages;
• Strengthening relations with new and traditional media and communications teams in Jury member organisations;
• Assisting in the formulation of funding proposals and required reporting documentation for donors and the Board;
• Providing regular (quarterly TBD) updates on developments in communications to the Board’s governance committee;
• Improving and managing electronic file storage systems, Contact Management Systems, IT support and Webmaster services.
1) a current CV and
2) a motivational cover letter of 500 words
to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 May 2019. Interviews will take place between 3-7 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants should have a high standard of both written and spoken English and French, at least 5 years’ experience of developing and implementing international communications strategies for practical impact through traditional and social media channels. They should also be able to demonstrate creative approaches to delivering the tasks above and of reaching relevant audiences using a variety of communications techniques. A good understanding of human rights, the sector’s constraints and potential opportunities will be considered as assets.
POSITIONS FILLED – THANK YOU
The TEDxLausanne team is currently seeking members for its volunteer communications team.
This is a great opportunity to build your skills and be part of an international movement to share ideas worth spreading.
The team is seeking a Copywriter and a Community Manager to help manage its social media content.
If you would like to apply for either position, please send your CV and motivation to: email@example.com
In a fast-changing world, TEDxLausanne offers a sanctuary of fresh ideas, intelligent thought and enlightening insights delivered through powerful short-talks and captivating entertainment that evokes awe and wonder.
The resulting experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of today’s biggest challenges, reveal new ways to have an impact, and inspire you to become part of the movement towards positive, sustainable change.
It’s time to be the change we need to see in the world.
Join our former presenter, Elissa Bertot for a 1-day workshop on storytelling:
How to use storytelling to drive change: 1-Day Workshop
There’s never been so much competition for your audience’s attention— so how do you make sure your message gets through? It’s not enough to just get noticed. To make a real impact, you have to make your audience care enough to take action. Whether you want them to make a purchase, support your cause, get involved or change their minds, creating a story they care about is the only way to inspire action and drive change.
In this full-day, interactive workshop, you’ll learn a step-by-step storytelling framework you can apply to any communication, regardless of your audience. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to craft a compelling story that reaches your audience and changes minds, attitudes and behaviors.
Geneva; 2 May 2019, 09h00-17h00
UICC would like to develop a global cancer ecosystem on which it can connect all its members and partners, offering an innovative digital platform through which the cancer community could interact, exchange ideas, identify similar challenges and their solutions, access special events and/or training sessions and more.
As a first step towards this grand ambition, UICC wishes to build a solid foundation by improving its relationship management, through the development of a new Customer/Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) System and optimising its internal work processes. We are therefore looking for expert advice, recommendations and a project manager to help us gather the needs, optimise processes, draft requirement specifications as well as outline an implementation plan including an estimate of the implementation and management costs.
UICC is the largest cancer federation in the world. With more than 1,100 member organisations worldwide, UICC works with a vast range of stakeholders to drive change and accelerate progress of the global cancer community. UICC has four areas of work: advocacy, convening, capacity building and launching new initiatives.
Please download the Request for Proposal (RFP) in which you will find more information regarding the scope of the project and the work.
April 25, 2019, 18:30 – 19:30 followed by a networking apéro
Webster University Geneva
Digital threats such as cyber-attacks, data breaches and phishing have become increasingly common targeting both individuals and corporations. These attacks pose a serious threat to online reputation, not the least due to the close link between the e-reputation of organisations and the online reputation of their employees. Together with fake news, the threat of cyber-attacks, data breaches and scams also furthers consumer distrust in online communications.
In this troubled digital climate, how can communicators leverage the opportunities provided by the Internet, whilst mitigating against potential threats?
Stephane Koch, expert in internet security and digital strategies will explain some of the main digital threats. He will then provide advice on proactive measures that communicators can take to mitigate against the related risks to their company or organisation’s e-reputation – as well as how to manage communications if a crisis should occur.
Focusing on the opportunities, Viola Krebs will explore the potential of online communication, both to respond to communication crises resulting from cyber-attacks and to build consumer or public trust in an environment marked by growing distrust.
Whilst this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register here.
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases.
Purpose of the position
The Senior Communications Officer is a member of both the Corporate and Scientific Communications teams. She/he is responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading text for print and digital media, and for a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition, she/he contributes to integrated communications planning for specific campaigns or publication dissemination.
The Senior Communications Officer also plays a ‘continuity’ role for corporate and scientific communications staff who do not work full-time, including by liaising with external service providers, reviewing communications and other outputs to ensure consistent use of corporate visual branding guidelines, and supporting the scientific communications pipeline for publications and conference attendance.
Specific job responsibilities
Writing, editing, copy-editing, proofreading
- Writes, edits, copy-edits, and proofreads text produced by other staff, including those in other departments and regional offices, for a range of print and digital media, including:
- Short-form publications such as brochures, leaflets, fact sheets, issue briefs, briefing notes, announcements, etc.
- Internal and external e-newsletters
- Internal-use Q&A, talking points, background notes, meeting reports, etc.
- Copy for infographics, presentations, etc.
- Formal letters and correspondence, save-the-dates, etc.
- Scientific communications materials for events – e.g., summaries of scientific work for non-scientists
Corporate & scientific communications planning & delivery
- Supports the project management of corporate publication production, when needed, by liaising with staff (e.g., for information or text validation) and external service providers (e.g., translators, designers, printers)
- Supports the project management of scientific communications for publications and conferences, e.g., abstract and presentation review, follow-up with scientific teams on conference and manuscript submission
- Contributes to integrated communications planning (i.e., considering print, digital, press, and other media), including for the dissemination of scientific findings to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Reviews visually branded content from regional offices and other departments to ensure consistency with corporate branding guidelines, as needed
- Contributes to the production of presentations for the executive office, as needed
- Supports the planning and coordination of scientific events
- Manages the corporate communications calendar and archives
Skills and attributes
- Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
- Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem solving competencies
- Very good communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
- Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
- Well organized and structured
- Very good analytical skills
- Ability to contribute to the project delivery under minimum supervision
- Ability to manage middle sized projects with budget management under supervision
- Provide specialist services to operational line or project team
- Ability solve non-routine problems on a case by case/project basis
- Has certain autonomy for taking actions and decisions
- Ability to interact with external stakeholders
- Ability to be the focal point/manager for consultants
- Ability to supervise at a smaller level
- Demonstrably superior English language writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in public health, humanitarian or development communications, with strong and demonstrable experience as a writer/editor
- Experience writing about technical or scientific topics for non-scientific audiences
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix-management structure
- Experience working in global health and non-profit sectors highly desirable
- Graduate degree in communications or journalism, or relevant combination of education in communications/journalism with public health or science
- Formal training as an editor an advantage
- Native English speaker
- Proficiency in other languages, particularly French, Spanish or Portuguese, an advantage
- Very good knowledge of Microsoft Suite
- The Senior Communications Officer (Writer/Editor) reports to the Senior Manager, Corporate & Scientific Communications
- She/he works closely with all Corporate and Scientific Communications colleagues, and interacts often with others working in Communications, including the Digital and Press teams, and communications staff in DNDi’s regional offices
- Working in Corporate and Scientific Communications requires interacting with most other departments and teams at DNDi, including R&D, Fundraising, Policy & Advocacy, the executive office, regional offices, and others, as needed
- Status: full time – permanent role
- Please submit your application using the online form
- Deadline for application: Accepting applications until 19 April 2019
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Thank you to all the participants of our recent lunchtime seminar on “Personal brand and reputation management: security strategies to keep your identity safe”, held at the The Swiss Press Club on Friday 5 April 2019
Look out for our next event in June/July.
Glenn, Patricia and Ekaterina
On 3 May 2019 (14-18h00), EU Business School invites you to its first ever Design in Business Conference to further analyze the past, present and future prospects of design in business.
Join key industry leaders, as well as EU Business School students and faculty, for an afternoon of impactful discussion on a topic which most have yet to bring to light.