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Press officer Full-time Job

2 months ago   Media, Communications & Writing   Amsterdam-Zuidoost   327 views Reference: 487
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Press officer

Save the Children makes major improvements in the lives of millions of children worldwide, but not everyone knows how we do that and how big the effects are. And you will change that! You know how to tempt journalists to surprise their audience with good stories with current facts and personal stories from children.

About Save the Children:
Every child has the right to a happy childhood. That is why Save the Children does everything it can to improve the lives of children - and thus the future of our society.

We respond to emergencies, achieve sustainable development and ensure that children's voices are heard. As the largest independent children's rights organization in the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from injustice. Every day again. unconditionally.

What will you do as a Press Officer?

Within the framework of our organizational objectives, you determine the spokesperson with which Save the Children acts and you are critical in your selection from the internal news offer. You also bring the outside world in and indicate what is relevant. You thus work on increasing the awareness and reliability of the organization among various audiences.

  • You follow the news closely. You also have daily contact with your international colleagues from the Global Media Unit to keep abreast of the latest developments.
  • You interact a lot with management, lobby & advocacy, humanitarian - and our other teams.
  • You develop a media policy together with your fellow press officer and advise the campaign team.
  • You know how to find the right angles to bring our work to the attention of journalists. You approach the media with enthusiasm and perseverance to bring the knowledge and activities of Save the Children into the limelight.
  • You use our media monitoring tools to track and report on your objectives and you also regularly include the internal organization in media performance.
    Who are you?

Our new press officer naturally has a strong affinity with the mission of Save the Children and the themes of development cooperation, international developments and the social debate about this. You have a large network of media contacts and you make active use of social media in your communication with the press. You like to work independently, but you also know how to manage the needs of internal stakeholders in your daily work.

What's on your resume?

  • Education: preferably a completed training in journalism or communication;
  • Experience: at least 5 years of experience in the field of press (information) and communication;
  • Skills: excellent command of the Dutch and English language
  • You are flexible, accessible and deployable outside office hours and willing to make press trips;
  • Practical: You are entitled to work in the Netherlands.

What do we have to offer you?

  • What you do helps millions of children worldwide. Direct or indirect;
  • Salary of course. We follow the salary scales of the central government on the basis of a 38-hour working week. This position is classified according to salary scale 10 (minimum 2,811.89 and maximum 4,519.59);
  • Your travel costs are fully reimbursed, with sustainable transport being our standard;
  • Annually 25 vacation days based on a 5-day working week;
  • Possibility to save extra leave;
  • A favorable pension scheme at Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn;
  • Plenty of room for training & development, such as unlimited use of the New Heroes training platform;
  • A human employer, which is constantly evolving. That means a place where you can be yourself, shape changes and grow.
  • Good to know: if you are hired, you will initially receive a one-year contract, with a chance of extension.

Offers are subject to positive references and the submission of a recent Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).

Why do we ask for references and a VOG?

Save the Children participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

As a children's rights organization that combats abuse in whatever form we first of all want to be able to guarantee that our own employees are not guilty of this, or have done so. That's why we participate in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. And we accept standardized references when you apply for a job with us. By applying you agree to this.

What kind of employer is Save the Children?

In the Netherlands you work together with about 120 colleagues, but you are also part of an international network of more than 25,000 colleagues in 120 countries. We are the world's largest children's rights organization, but that doesn't mean our organization is impersonal. It was not! We make sure that everyone's voice just like that of the children we fight for is heard. That every colleague can be themselves and develop further.

At Save the Children, we are proud of our diversity. That is why we invite everyone to apply for a job with us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious and/or cultural background, personality and/or other visible and invisible characteristics. We celebrate our differences, because they allow us to grow together.

Application procedure:

Got excited? Send your application before March 31, 2022 via the application form on our website . Unfortunately, we will not process applications that come to us in any other way.
We will try to respond to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact Linda Sinac, Head of Communications, telephone number 070 338 44 48

* We will only use all the information you enter to process your application. No later than 4 weeks after the application procedure has ended, we will delete your data from our systems.

Company Description
Home/About Us/About Save the Children
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. We work in more than 120 countries, saving children's lives; fight for their rights; help them fulfill their potential.
We work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Across all of our work, we pursue several core values: accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.
In 2013 we reached over 143 million children through our work, including over 52 million children directly. Follow this link to read our latest International Annual Review.

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