The World Justice Project (WJP) is seeking a Director of Media and Content Strategy to play a critical role in achieving WJP’s mission to create knowledge, build awareness, and stimulate action that advances the rule of law worldwide. Based in WJP’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Director will work closely with WJP research and engagement teams to leverage the organization’s original, independent data and research about the rule of law and a global network of justice, human rights, open government, and anti-corruption champions to create and execute outreach, thought leadership, and content strategies that engage journalists, policymakers, advocates, and donors.
The ideal candidate has a rich network of media contacts and relationships backed by past experience in journalism and/or media relations; has built strategic partnerships with global media organizations; excels at planning and producing high-quality, high-performing content across a variety of media and platforms; has experience living and working globally; and has a deep interest in justice and rule of law issues around the world. We are particularly interested in speaking to candidates with data reporting skills who can work with WJP’s research team to draw insights from WJP’s rich data and research resources and external sources.
The position will be based in WJP’s Washington, D.C., office. WJP maintains a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Staff are expected to be located within commuting distance of one of our established offices, and to work from the office at least three days per week.
The main responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee media strategy and media relations that build awareness of WJP’s thought leadership, data, and research, including the WJP Rule of Law Index, country reports and thematic reports.
- Provide talking points, media training, and other support to WJP thought leaders and spokespeople.
- Conceptualize, coordinate, and execute creation of op-eds, blog posts, Q&As, podcasts, and video scripts to create a regular flow of high-quality content that engages WJP’s target audiences with WJP’s key messages, data and research, calls to action, and broader rule of law developments.
- Coordinate with other communications colleagues to monitor analytics and refine content strategy to increase reach and engagement on WJP’s social media channels, email outreach, and website.
- Develop strategy to award and promote WJP’s Anthony Lewis Rule of Law Journalism Prize.
- Develop new and innovative media partnerships to build awareness of the importance of the rule of a law and related trends around the world.
- Generate ideas for data-driven stories and for how they might be developed, visualized, and communicated to a broad audience, in collaboration with WJP’s research and engagement teams.
- Mentor and potentially manage junior communications colleagues.
- Monitor and report on rule of law news and content trends and developments.
- At least 5 years experience in journalism or media relations.
- Superior writing, reporting, and interpersonal skills.
- Proven track record of collegial working and coordinating across teams, cultures, language, and time zones.
- Experience producing high-quality content for a variety of media, formats and audiences.
- Familiarity with digital media analytics and SEO.
- Experience assembling and motivating high-functioning multi-disciplinary teams to work collaboratively, collegially, and efficiently to meet shared goals.
- Experience managing staff preferred.
- Data reporting skills preferred.
- Foreign language and strong cross-cultural skills and experience highly preferred.
- Interest in global affairs and justice issues; commitment to WJP’s mission.
- Bachelor’s degree; post-graduate study or equivalent expertise in a relevant field preferred.
Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. In addition, the employee may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive reading.
Working Conditions: The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.
How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP’s employment portal: https://worldjusticeproject.isolvedhire.com/jobs. In order to be considered, please include all of the following required documents with your application (combined as one PDF file):
- Cover letter
- 3-4 writing/content samples
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.
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