Head of Media Programs
Notre clientFounded in 2012 by Christian de Boisredon (Ashoka Fellow), Sparknews is a certified B-Corp whose mission is to facilitate the emergence of new narratives that accelerate the ecological and social transition. To achieve this, we actively support cultural transformation on two levels:
- Towards the general public, through a wide network of media, artists and influencers, by creating international awareness and mobilisation campaigns that unleash the imagination and stimulate the desire to build a more inclusive and sustainable world.
- Towards companies, to nurture and deepen their awareness of positive impact, a prerequisite for reconciling business needs with positive impact. We work with CEOs, Executive committees, business units, middle management and employees of some forty companies (CAC40, ETI, SME).
Définition de poste
What we do at the media team
- We support the media sector, and we encourage them to cover today’s most pressing issues.
- We identify today’s key advocacy issues, and we work with leading organizations and develop innovative ways to better the media coverage of the sustainable development goals.
- We detect weak signals, pinpoint top and emerging experts, initiatives, on the ground actors, working towards more inclusive and sustainable societies.
We nurture collaborations and see ourselves as mediators.
– Lead Sparknews media strategy and programs:
- Conceptualize and lead high impact and complex media partnerships/global campaigns to push media outlets around the world.
- Serve as a point of contact on program related issues for all partners.
- Manage all internal relationships with other teams in coordination with the General Management, especially the fundraising team to provide recommendations for future funding opportunities.
– Lead Sparknews’ media team (4 people):
- Identify and coordinate human and technical resources, both internal and external
- Implement project monitoring methods and processes.
– Represent Sparknews and our strategies to external audiences:
- Formal and informal presentations (speeches, conferences, committee representation, etc.)
- Master’s degree in journalism, political science, international relations, development, or a related field.
- + 5 years’ experience working on media in different regions across the world and leading large impact projects; connection and networks within the media industry are desirable.
- Experience with advocacy on international development issues.
- Outstanding project and team leadership skills
- Ability to prioritize effort to improve impact.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Able to effectively synthesize information.
- Results driven and able to see your projects through to the end.
- Able to work in a start-up environment.
- Understanding of the role of media and communications efforts to increase awareness of environmental and societal issues.
- Understanding how to manage intercultural relationships.
- Proven ability to provide vision and influence others.
- Have a positive mindset.
- Be agile and curious.
- Building and sustaining collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
3 MAIN REASONS TO APPLY
- Be part of a unique organization committed to environmental and societal issues from the beginning.
- Excited about digging deeper into some of today’s most pressing issues and make them explicit.
- Passionate about constructive journalism which impacts the society.