Editorial and Social Media Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.



Application Deadline



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Working under the guidance of the Delta 8.7 Project Communications, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (CMELO) and Editor as well of the UNU-CPR Communications Manager, the Editorial and Social Media Assistant will perform the following duties:

Editorial Support (30%)

  • upload web content as guided by the editorial calendar
  • edit Spanish articles and review Spanish translations of knowledge platform content
  • copy-edit knowledge platform content
  • identify and draft short summaries of news stories and learning opportunities relevant to the platform
  • assist with newsletter/news digest content creation
  • re-size and crop images to knowledge platform publications standard

Social Media Support (50%)

  • support the day-to-day roll out of the social media strategy for the knowledge platform
  • write engaging social media posts (Facebook and Twitter) for the knowledge platform
  • support the implementation and ongoing curation of the editorial calendar with weekly themes, creating social media campaigns, identifying relevant news content, etc.
  • assist with social media and website analytics reporting
  • perform simple graphic design tasks
  • assist with search engine optimisation (SEO), including drafting application for Google Adwords grant
  • assist with newsletter/news digest dissemination using Mailchimp
  • perform other related duties as assigned

Contact database management (20%)

  • upload and maintain contacts in the CRM system, Salesforce
  • support and train UNU-CPR personnel on Salesforce
  • undertake stakeholder mapping and gap analyses
  • perform other contact management and client relationship tasks as required


Duration of contract

The successful candidate shall work under a CTC contract for a fixed period of six months. The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.

Level of Language Proficiency

Required qualifications and experience:

  • undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, human rights, human trafficking, migration studies, development studies, international relations, or related field
  • at least two years of experience in a communications or editorial field (an advanced degree may be considered in lieu of professional experience)
  • fluency in English and in Spanish, with superior command writing and communication skills; knowledge of a third United Nations official language, particularly French, considered an asset
  • proven experience in assisting or executing a social media strategy and web-based analytics
  • experience with Salesforce is a must
  • experience with one or more of the following applications and programmes is highly desirable: Mailchimp, Hootsuite, SurveyMonkey; Eventbrite/Splash
  • experience in WordPress or similar web-based content management systems is highly desirable
  • ability to work in a team and execute tasks independently
  • subject-level familiarity with human rights, modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and child labour would be considered an asset
  • strong team player with solid interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender equality

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to esma_cpr@unu.edu and must include the following:

  • a cover letter setting out how youre qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
  • a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11); please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
  • an updated curriculum vitae;
  • full contact information of three (3) referees (e-mail, phone number, and relationship)
  • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2018/UNU/CPR/CTC/57).