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Content Officer

Mary’s Meals International is delighted to be recruiting for a talented Content Officer to join our growing communications team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a creative and challenging environment and who wants to use their talents to create positive change in the world. The successful applicant will help ensure that Mary’s Meals can share stories of the highest quality across a range of digital and offline media platforms, helping to grow the global movement.

Working closely with the Senior Content Manager and the wider Communications team, the Content Officer will contribute effectively to the organisation’s overall communications strategy. This is a varied role and will involve the curation of a continuous flow of compelling and engaging content, such as case studies, photography, and videography. The successful candidate will understand what makes a great story and know how to go about gathering all of the essential ingredients. This will be done not only through collaboration with Programme affiliates and partners, but also by planning, organising and undertaking trips to our programme countries as and when required. Well-developed photography and videography skills are key as well as experience of working with people from different countries and cultures.

We offer the opportunity to support our movement in a dynamic, inclusive, values driven environment with a real focus on personal development and flexible working.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. Today, we provide life changing meals to more than 2.2 million children in 20 countries around the world.

Other key duties include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Mary’s Meals’ communications schedule.
  • Identify new opportunities and develop ideas and proposals for content and stories across a wide range of communications platforms.
  • To develop and foster positive relationships with programmes colleagues and partners around the world, to support their collection of impactful and engaging content.
  • To ensure that stakeholders understand the communications strategy of MMI and how their support is essential to its success.
  • To provide regular feedback to our global network of partners and colleagues about the content being shared, providing training and guidance where required.
  • To brief the Senior Content Manager on content coming in, potential story ideas and make recommendations about use of these as appropriate.
  • To plan international content collection trips and travel overseas as required to collect compelling content.
  • To be accountable for all content produced because of these visits, completing full de-briefs and evaluations.
  • To make recommendations for key media visit opportunities and support the development of story ideas for these visits.
  • To work closely with the Content Coordinator to ensure all high-quality content is added and tagged on the Digital Content Library in a timely manner.

 

Successful candidates will bring advanced multimedia journalism skills and the ability to think creatively and generate new ideas. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to tailor messages to different audiences. You must be able to demonstrate first class organisation and time management skills and the ability to influence a range of key stakeholders including senior staff and key partners. Experience of coordinating programme visits with international media is desirable.

Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

If you want to be part of this amazing global movement, click on this link Content Officer - Mary's Meals International (workable.com) and tell us why Mary’s Meals and this role would be a great fit for you.

Closing date: Friday 01 July 2022