Minority Rights Group International (MRG) Deputy Director, Claire Thomas, writes this opinion piece for the Thomson Reuters News Foundation.+ LEARN MORE
Minority Rights Group is currently looking for a new Communications Officer to join our Programmes & Communications team.
This is a permanent, full-time position, based in our London office.
Salary is on our C pay scale point 32 which is £32,592 per annum
The purpose of this post is to help Minority Rights Group (MRG*) achieve its aims and objectives through its external communications, using an integrated approach towards media, social media, publications and our online presence.
The post-holder will work globally, whilst supporting the implementation of MRG’s new 3-year programme “Reporting Effectively on Minorities, Migration and Development”, which focusses on capacity building of Journalists and Media Officers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to report more effectively on minority issues related to international development and migration. The programme is being implemented by MRG Europe’s office in Budapest, while the post-holder, along with the other London and Kampala-based communications staff, will be expected to support that implementation.
This will primarily be through coordinating the production and launches of materials, such as MRG’s reports and films, with the Media Programmes Coordinator in Budapest as well as the Media Officer in Kampala. The post-holder will be targeting media outside Central and Eastern Europe and Africa in order to maximise impact. The post-holder will ensure that MRG’s publications are produced on time and in keeping with house style by liaising with designers and, whenever relevant, printers.
The post-holder will also be expected to be a resource person for capacity-building training and field visits for journalists to meet minority communities in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as visits to asylum centres in Greece and Italy.
MRG’s overall external communications are managed by MRG’s Director of Policy and Communications who is based in the London office, and the post-holder will be line-managed by the Director of Policy and Communications.
The post-holder will also need to liaise very closely with MRG’s other media, digital and publications staff based in London and elsewhere.
* MRG comprises 3 separate organisations: Minority Rights Group Africa (Uganda), Minority Rights Group Europe (Hungary) and Minority Rights Group International (United Kingdom), who work in close cooperation and partnership.
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