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Current Job Openings

We are currently searching for two media consultants to work with the FTC. The first position will focus on general media outreach and will help build momentum during key advocacy moments throughout the year. The second position will be responsible for helping create a successful media presence around the FTC’s 2014 conference in Lima, Peru. Please view the two job descriptions below, and follow the application instructions.

 

General Media Consultant Job Description

Preferred Location: Europe or Africa

The Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) is composed of over 150 civil society organizations from across the globe, 13 governments, and dozens of the world’s foremost experts on illicit financial flows. The FTC uses its wide reach and deep expertise to curtail illicit financial flows. By promoting concrete measures to create more transparency in the financial system, we work to address the systemic issues that stifle economic development. Since its inception in 2009, the FTC and its members have successfully mobilized governments and civil society stakeholders to take action against illicit financial flows, while advocating for a more transparent financial system that better serves for financing development. More information on the FTC is available on the coalition website: http://www.financialtransparency.org/.

The FTC seeks a motivated, well-connected Media Consultant to assist its communications team for the remainder of 2014. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an influential coalition on financial transparency; an issue that has garnered support and attention from many high-level policy makers. The Media Consultant will be responsible for working with journalists worldwide to gain media attention around FTC’s messages and key advocacy moments.

The Media Consultant will report to the FTC Manager, and work closely with FTCs New Media and Press Coordinator, both located in Washington D.C. and with coalition members globally.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Coalition members to develop and implement media strategies for key advocacy moments in 2014, in particular the G20 summit in Australia in November, EU lawmaking processes and OECD meetings
  • Place op-eds in concurrence with key advocacy moments
  • Produce, in collaboration with Coalition staff and members, a G20 Scorecard that highlights the varying levels of financial transparency for all G20 member countries, ahead of the November summit
  • Work with Coalition members to garner media attention around specific outputs, in particular research reports published by Coalition members
  • Support Southern FTC members in developing media strategies, building journalist data bases and reaching out to local and regional media
  • Substantially grow the FTC’s list of targeted media contacts
  • Guide the FTC in identifying the added value of its media work as a Coalition, by producing an internal report describing how the FTC can best utilize media to reach its objectives from 2015 and beyond
  • Attend conference calls with communications staff from Coalition member groups

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience from the field of communications, preferably in media or political communication
  • Experience from developing and implementing media strategies and using media as an advocacy tool
  • Excellent abilities to communicate complicated issues to mainstream media
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • An international journalist contact network

Desired

  • Experience from media strategies or advocacy centered around international summits
  • Prior knowledge about issues relating to illicit financial flows
  • Proficiency with an additional language, especially French
  • Experience from an international working environment

Remuneration and work time

Estimated working time of approximately 80 days, preferably starting in June. Remuneration based on qualifications.

Contact

If you are interested in this assignment, please send your CV, and a writing sample (preferably a press release, briefing, or news article) and a short cover letter, as soon as possible, and no later than 23 June 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and should be sent to:

Christian Freymeyer
FTC New Media and Press Coordinator
cfreymeyer@financialtransparency.org

 

Conference Media Consultant

Preferred Location: Latin American (preferably Peru)

The Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) is composed of over 150 civil society organizations from across the globe, 13 governments, and dozens of the world’s foremost experts on illicit financial flows. The FTC uses its wide reach and deep expertise to curtail illicit financial flows. By promoting concrete measures to create more transparency in the financial system, we work to address the systemic issues that stifle economic development. Since its inception in 2009, the FTC and its members have successfully mobilized governments and civil society stakeholders to take action against illicit financial flows, while advocating for a more transparent financial system that better serves for financing development. More information on the FTC is available on the coalition website: http://www.financialtransparency.org/.

Each year the FTC hosts a conference in a different city around the world. This conference brings together government officials, civil society organizations, journalists, and other experts to discuss a wide range of issues related to illicit financial flows. Through high-level contributions and meetings, strategy sessions, training sessions and networking opportunities, the conference facilitates learning, strategizing and policy analysis discussion and development between multiple stakeholders on these issues. The 2014 conference is co-hosted by coalition member, Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights (LATINDADD), and will take place in Lima, Peru October 14-15. Information on past FTC conferences is available on the conference website under the Archive tab: http://conference.financialtransparency.org/conf/.

The FTC is currently seeking a Conference Media Consultant to join the 2014 annual conference team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an influential coalition on financial transparency; an issue that has garnered support and attention from many high-level policy makers.The Conference Media Consultant will be responsible for drawing the Latin American and global media’s attention to the conference topics, and will help organize a journalist training during the week of the conference. The consultant will report to the FTC Manager. S/he will work closely with the New Media and Press Coordinator, and other members of the conference team at FTC and LATINDADD.

Responsibilities

  • Conference Media Strategy: The Conference Media Consultant will develop and implement the conference media strategy, in close collaboration with the New Media and Press Coordinator and LATINDADD, and media staff in relevant FTC member organizations.
  • Media Coverage: The Conference Media Consultant will conduct journalist outreach in Peru, the Latin American and Caribbean region, and to key globally read outlets to build interest leading up to the conference, and to ensure coverage of the event, and help spark relevant political debates in the region. This includes developing relevant written material such as media brief and press releases.
  • Build Media Relations: The Conference Media Consultant will work closely with LATINDADD to help ensure continued relationships between LATINDADD and the new media contacts.
  • Journalist Training:The Conference Media Consultant will work closely with the FTC conference team in planning and implementing a 1-day journalist training for approximately 30 journalists from across Latin America, and will serve as the facilitator during the session. Depending on when the Consultant will be available s/he may be asked to help identify and reach out to potential participants to the training (This work will predominately happen in during the month of July.)
  • Interviews: The Conference Media Consultant will serve as the press liaison during the conference and schedule interviews with speakers, high-level participants, and FTC spokespersons during the week.
  • Support Conference Staff:The Conference Media Consultant is a member of the conference team. S/he will attend regular calls with the Conference Team and provide additional support as needed during the event.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish and English
  • Strong relationships with media in Latin America / the Caribbean
  • Experience working as a journalist or in communications in Latin America or the Caribbean
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience from the field of communications
  • Excellent abilities to communicate complicated issues to mainstream media
  • Experience from cross cultural meeting facilitation or capacity building

Desired

  • Prior knowledge about issues relating to illicit financial flows
  • An international journalist contact network
  • Experience developing and implementing media strategies and using media as an advocacy tool
  • Experience from media strategies or advocacy centered around specific events
  • Experience from an international working environment

Remuneration and Work Time

The consultant will be hired as a contractor. This assignment will begin as part-time (approximately 50%) early August and will become full time during the weeks ahead of the conference. The media consultant must be available to travel to Lima during the full week of the conference. It is desirable that the Consultant is available for initial discussions from early July. Remuneration based on qualifications.

Contact

If you are interested in this assignment, please send your CV, cover letter, and writing sample (preferably a press release, briefing, or news article) no later than 23 June 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and should be sent to:

Christian Freymeyer
FTC New Media and Press Coordinator
cfreymeyer@financialtransparency.org