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Closing Date : 2019-11-18
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Organization: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
Closing date: 18 Nov 2019

Job Vacancy: Media and Communications Officer

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is a network of progressive current and former lawmakers in Southeast Asia who use their unique positions to promote human rights and democracy in the region.

The APHR Secretariat is looking for a talented and creative Media and Communications Officer to join its expanding team, to be based in Bangkok or another Southeast Asian capital.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with the Research and Advocacy Director, the Media and Communications Officer leads the development and delivery of APHR s communications strategy (including messaging, press releases, opinion pieces and social media content) and advises parliamentarians on their own public advocacy.

The successful candidate will have a background in journalism, PR or the NGO sector, have a good understanding of both human rights and the media landscape in Southeast Asia, excellent writing skills, and be willing to travel extensively throughout the region.

Media Management:

Actively monitor human rights-related developments in Southeast Asia and suggest timely and creative media responses;

Generate media coverage in international, regional and national media for APHR in order to build its profile in the region;

Develop a network of regional and international media contacts and strengthen distribution lists;

Draft, edit, and proofread press releases, op-eds, and other advocacy materials targeted at regional and international media;

Support the Research and Advocacy Team in developing messaging around key regional human rights issues and policy initiatives;

Responding to inquiries and connecting press with APHR members, arranging briefings and interview logistics;

Issue materials and track media coverage, producing coverage impact reports and contribute to monitoring and evaluation of APHR s advocacy efforts.

Digital and Social Media Management:

Manage and develop APHR s digital presence through its website, blog, and social media;

Curate and expand APHR s presence on social media and develop new and creative digital content formats (including infographics, videos and more); and

Manage the day-to-day content schedule on APHR s social media channels, in collaboration with the Research and Advocacy team and APHR Members.

Other tasks:

Lead the production of APHR promotional and print materials such as brochures, flyers, and reports, and assist with proofreading, formatting, and distribution;

Produce and/or assist in the production of succinct, videos on APHR s work and activities for use across online platforms;

Manage APHR s internal communications, including the production of a monthly email newsletter to APHR members;

Manage the editorial production of internal APHR documents, including donor reports, activity reports, agendas, and concept notes; and

Carry out other duties, including program design and support in coordination with other Secretariat staff, as required.


The Media and Communications Officer will report directly to the Research and Advocacy Director.

Skills and experience:

University degree, preferably in the field of journalism, communications or a related field;

At least three/four years of relevant experience in journalism, PR or in a similar role with another NGO;

Solid understanding of political and human rights issues in Southeast Asia;

Strong knowledge of international, regional and national media across traditional and digital platforms, with an established network of media contacts;

Excellent writing skills with a track-record of producing different types of high-quality media outputs, including press releases and op-eds;

Experience with social media platforms and experience with managing social media channels;

Experience in developing and implementing successful media strategies and campaigns;

Strong communications and interpersonal skills;

A willingness to travel regularly throughout the Southeast Asia region;

Fluency in written and spoken English;

(Desirable) Knowledge of graphic design software and experience in developing content including infographics and visual content for digital channels;

(Desirable) Knowledge of videography and video editing, and experience in producing broadcast-quality videos for online platforms; and

(Desirable) Fluency in a regional Southeast Asian language.

Working Conditions / Salary and Benefits

The position will ideally be based in Bangkok but can be negotiated to be based in another Southeast Asian capital. APHR operates on a standard five-day work week but staff may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities and when on missions. Days in lieu will be provided for non-standard workdays. APHR offers a competitive salary package with health benefits. APHR is a dedicated equal opportunities employer and invites applicants of all nationalities to apply.

An initial contract will be for 12-months, with a three-month probationary period.

How to apply:

How to apply

Deadline for applications: 18 November 2019. Send your CV/resume, cover letter and two published writing samples to jobs@aseanmp.orgwith the subject heading Application: Media and Communications Officer Position . Apologies in advance that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APHR is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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