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Consultancy 12 months: Media Writing & Editorial Specialist, Office of Innovation (Giga), Geneva, Switzerland


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  • Country: Switzerland
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  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: 7 years
  • Gender: Both

In particular you will:

High-Level Writing & Editorial Support:

  • Offer precise writing and editorial support for high-level communications encompassing speeches, external material, talking points, and partner communications.
  • Craft and enhance superior content that mirrors and promotes Giga’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives.

Senior Management Preparation:

  • Ready senior management for key speaking roles, ensuring clarity, coherence, and impact in verbal communications.
  • Create succinct, compelling talking points and briefing notes to assist senior management in external engagements.

Strategic Communication Development:

  • Partner with senior leaders to fashion strategic communication materials that resonate with high-level stakeholders, partners, and external audiences.
  • Guide the ideation and realization of editorial content, ensuring alignment with Giga’s overarching narratives and objectives.

Monitoring & Refinement:

  • Track pertinent trends and developments, providing insightful updates and briefings to augment organizational communications.
  • Continually evaluate and refine communication materials based on feedback and evolving organizational needs and priorities.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced degree, or equivalent in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in high-level writing and editorial roles, preferably within technology or science communications.
  • Exemplary verbal, writing, and editing skills; capability to articulate complex concepts compellingly and coherently.
  • Established experience in devising strategic communications for senior management in public or private sectors.
  • Proficiency in developing speaking notes and advising senior management ahead of media interviews and speaking engagements.
  • Prior experience in media relations, including addressing press enquiries and coordinating news conferences and technical briefings.
  • Familiarity with managing multiple social media channels and a solid understanding of trends.
  • Experience within the UN system, and comprehension of Member State-Secretariat relations is viewed favorably.
  • Fluency in English; competence in French is an asset.
  • Experience in regions where Giga is active (Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean) is considered an asset.


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