Global Media Manager at Save the Children

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Global Media Manager


  • Act as frontline deployment officer for humanitarian emergencies, regularly deploying and acting as a key focal point for media management and coordinating media responses across multiple countries
  • Build and maintain a strong network of contacts with international journalists as well as identify and build key international partnerships within your region
  • Spokesperson on Save the Children issues and help provide training and support to senior spokespeople across the organisation
  • Write newsworthy press releases and gather content in liaison with Regional Media Manager/Regional Office to generate information/story angles for circulation to the international news media, and ensure Regional sign off on all media plans and products
  • Generate media coverage in international media in line with our organisational priorities with a focus on prioritised humanitarian contexts and new crises
  • Help to coordinate International Press Trips and media visits in the region
  • Ensure Regional Media Manager’s visibility, input and oversight of global plans for press trips and media output to reflect regional and in-country advocacy and media priorities
  • Collaborate with communications, advocacy, policy and fundraising teams to ensure our media messaging reflects organisational priorities in prioritised and new crisis contexts
  • Liaise with Regional Media Manager to help deliver key “global moments” on key responses and contexts across the region
  • Backstop for Regional Media Manager when on leave, travelling
  • Support Regional Media Manager to manage incoming media requests
  • Support Regional Media Manager on category 1 emergencies as needed, handling members and international media requests, helping to deliver media products such as press releases and media Q&As
  • Liaise with global teams to produce products from the region on thematic areas and campaigns such as hunger, education, climate change
  • Scope new global media and thought leadership opportunities
  • Initiate longer-term, child-led storytelling for a global market
  • Liaise closely with Save the Children media teams in member countries to encourage culture of input, collaboration, and accountability, developing strong, positive relationships
  • Support with risk mitigation media work and media strategy on reputational risk issues, in alignment with Regional Office – including drafting appropriate media lines, as necessary, and coordinating our response to global media colleagues, as needed

Be available for ‘out of hours’ on-call media work, with the ability to be on call over weekends several times a year, and to be further available ‘out of hours’ to manage emergency and urgent situations, as and when necessary.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience



  • At least 7 years’ experience working in or with international media
  • Experienced in the region with strong knowledge of the complex context
  • Track record of working in vulnerable or fragile contexts
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to travel at short notice for extended periods of time (up to one month at a time)
  • Proven relationship building skills in order to build and maintain a strong network of journalist contacts, as well as with colleagues across Save the Children
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission, values and approach and commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with our policies
  • Excellent English and French and additional languages an advantage
  • The ability to work as part of a small team across time zones and multitask when needed with strong interpersonal skills


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