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Communications Officer

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International Monetary Fund hiring : Communications Officer (COMMR)

DescriptionThe Communications Department (COM) is the International Monetary Fund’s strategic center for communication. It develops and coordinates the IMF’s external and internal communications strategy, shapes the IMF’s key messages, advises IMF management and staff on how best to convey key messages, and monitors and responds to what people outside the IMF say about the institution and its activity. The department is based at the IMF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Media Relations Division is responsible for day-to-day contacts with journalists, the drafting of media communications issued on behalf of the Fund, the organization of media opportunities and events for management and staff, and for generally promoting public understanding of Fund policies and practices via the media.

Under the general supervision of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief, and guidance from the Video/Broadcast Communications Officer, the role will support the goals of the Fund and COM through the use of broadcast, digital and innovative media techniques. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Producing digital/video content for broadcast, online and social distribution
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with senior broadcast producers and journalists
  • Developing and implementing strategies for broadcast and online media outreach
  • Facilitating broadcast and digital interviews with IMF staff
  • Facilitating coverage of the Fund for electronic journalists by ensuring that all connectivity requirements are met
  • Monitoring and reporting broadcast and video impact data
  • Coordinating policy messages for video/digital products with colleagues in COM and other IMF departments, working well with a broad range of stakeholders from different backgrounds

The candidate will have an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field. Alternatively, a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience are required. He/she must have very good experience broadcasting, with work in an international media organization considered an advantage. The successful candidate must also possess experience in digital media and creating video and other content for the web.

The ideal candidate must have good knowledge of economic and financial issues, as well as a sound understanding of global social, political, and developmental issues; strong English-language writing skills social media savvy, and superior analytical and communications skills are essential.

The Communications department is looking for a team player with strong negotiating and influencing skills. Openness to feedback and excellent interpersonal skills are non-negotiable.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

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