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Writer, Media Relations


Oct 04, 2018

Washington, DC


Agent: Lauren P.

Job #: 138982

Job Description



  • Support French language communications outreach and tactics detailed in International Environment communications strategies
  • Share updates in advance for the internal weekly update
  • Supports French language communications (media, print, online) in the lead-up and during key events.
  • Participates in overall communications engagement and informs project staff of French language media outreach and social media results.


Social Media planning and execution

  • Support the client France twitter channel, create and edit tweets, develop digital materials and other engaging content in French, and other languages as necessary.
  • Performs day-to-day moderation and posting on client France social media channel in French.
  • Work with other environment communication embeds to identify and post other related digital content from their related campaigns.
  • Uses social media listening tools and analytics to report to management, track activity and translate these into strategic planning.


Media, Public Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • In close coordination with the communication lead, develops and cultivates media relationships with a comprehensive list of journalists, editors, producers and thought leaders in various countries, especially in France, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Pitches and arranges media interviews in multi-lingual platforms for spokespeople and helps with preparation and development of reactive statements.
  • Responds to media inquiries and is available for communications tasks outside working hours on a reasonable basis to support international staff.



  • Coordinates activities with colleagues based globally and with the colleagues of other organizations with whom we are working.
  • Provides communications coordination support to campaign staff across Europe, including drafting and reviewing communications strategies, plans materials and handling clearance and approvals as required.


Publications, Writing, Online & Multi-Media Communications

  • Writes and reviews communications materials in French, in collaboration with the campaign teams and client’s editorial services desk, such as press releases, advisories, statements, speeches, presentations, fact sheets, web stories, newsletters, brochures and other communications materials for public dissemination.
  • Works in collaboration with digital, multi-media, and graphic design colleagues to develop infographics, videos, and other materials that help to achieve project goals.
  • Coordinates closely with the Digital and Creative team on the development of digital material and social media content


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience required in media relations and campaign communications, preferably with public policy or nonprofit advocacy organizations.
  • French fluency, verbal and written is required
  • European media experience, including media placement, with understanding of media operations and news organizations and experience pitching both event-based press materials (announcements, bills, agreements, etc.) and product-based press materials (statements, reports, polls, etc.).
  • Understanding of traditional and social media with a keen sense of how to adapt to changes in the landscape.
  • Experience creating and maintaining media lists.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Good project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated political skills and judgment.
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture that emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral communications skills, including ability to synthesize material, focus on the essence of an issue or research findings and then communicate it to a broader audience in a captivating manner.
  • Experience working with a network of supporters.
  • Ability to work productively in a nonpartisan way with a wide array of different and culturally diverse people.
  • Ability to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with agreed strategy. A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Sound judgment, ability to make decisions, and be responsive, clear and sensitive with colleagues and partners.

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