Media and Communications Officer
Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps Europe has grown rapidly in terms of volume of activity and complexity. With offices in Edinburgh, London and Geneva, we now attract over £90m in income, and employ around 100 domestic and expatriate field team members. The breadth and impact of our programmes makes Mercy Corps a unique and truly rewarding place to work.
The Media and Communications Officer will support the overall media and communications objectives and priorities for Mercy Corps Europe, in line with European and Global strategies, to raise profile, influence and income for the organisation. This will include supporting teams such as Policy and Advocacy, and Fundraising, to amplify and leverage our work to the media, mass market and potential donors.
This is a frontline role with objectives set in Europe, but which also has global objectives as part of the global media relations team. By virtue of our small team size but large remit and reach, we frequently punch above our weight on the global media stage and whoever fits this role would be expected to do the same. The position would suit someone entrepreneurial who has storytelling expertise and big ideas to raise awareness of some of the world’s biggest challenges and Mercy Corps’ role in solving them. Candidates should ideally have five years of media relations experience, with experience working in an NGO, or with NGO clients.
The successful candidate will not only have the right experience on paper but also the right personal 'fit'; someone who lives and breathes our culture and values, with a visible passion for the work we do and a desire to tell our story.
For a full job description, please follow the link to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of appointment.