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Senior Manager, Editorial Content
Director, Communications

•    Be responsible for ensuring development and production of Gavi-generated content for media and across Gavi’s digital and social media platforms; 
•    Research and create first-class written content for a wide range of purposes including blogs, op-eds, speeches, video scripts and social media posts;
•    Play a key role in the development of Vaccines Work, Gavi’s newly-launched digital media platform, including developing content partnerships, new content formats and other ways of boosting audience engagement;
•    Working closely with colleagues in Gavi’s content and media teams to support a culture of story gathering, content creation and editing when needed; 
•    Develop and draft compelling content across multiple formats, including but not exclusively video, social media, speeches and op-eds;
•    Provide oversight to colleagues responsible for producing video and social media content;
•    Participate actively in the daily editorial planning meeting where commissioning decisions are taken on content production for the days ahead;
•    Establish key contacts within Gavi, the wider Vaccine Alliance and other partners and stakeholders for the purposes of content development;
•    Adopt a data-based approach to Gavi’s content planning;
•    Contribute to ongoing improvements to Gavi’s website and digital properties;
•    Help lead Gavi’s longer-term editorial planning;
•    Work closely with the media team on developing content opportunities across owned and earned media.
Note: The essential functions listed in this section are not exhaustive of the job responsibilities; other duties may be assigned consistently with the department needs.
•    At least 8 years’ experience in communications, print or broadcast media, preferably involving science or health issues.
Must have
•    The ability to develop and write compelling narratives, often on short deadlines;
•    Proven story-gatherer, with an ability to help technical teams and other experts translate their work into accessibly, compelling stories;
•    A flair for writing in an engaged, accessible style as well as in the voice of other people;
•    Must be confident in finding ways to communicate what is often highly technical information and language to a lay audience, with accuracy paramount;
•    Excellent copyediting and subediting skills. The ability to copy review on writing style in line with Gavi editorial & style guide;
•    Experience in digital formats such as short-form video for social media would be considered a plus;

Nice to have
•    Crisis communications and media relations;
•    Experience in global health, and/or working with international organisations;
•    Excellent writing & speaking;
•    Good working knowledge of French.
•    University degree, either in a communications-related field or science field.
•    Gavi Secretariat.
Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Senior Manager, Editorial Content”. Deadline for applications is 22 October 2020.

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