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Digital Communications Internship

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CIVICUS
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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
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Published 24 days ago

About CIVICUS

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 12,000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South.

 About the Role

CIVICUS is looking for a communications savvy intern, someone passionate about media and communication and committed to working in partnership with activists and social change organisations around the world. The Digital Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Team and other staff to produce and disseminate digital communications on key trends, issues and resources for civil society. The Digital Communications Intern will support advocacy efforts to protect people's rights to speak out, organise, and take action, and amplify marginalised voices, especially from the Global South. The Intern will produce multi-media content for website and social media (graphics, videos, infographics, etc.); draft written content; support media outreach; and conduct research related to fundamental freedoms and human rights; among other support for CIVICUS communications.

Areas of Responsibilities

Content Production

Draft text and produce content, such as

-       Multi-media content: Produce multi-media content for website and social media (graphics, videos, infographics, timelines, etc.)

-       Social media: Draft social media toolkits, draft and schedule posts in collaboration with communications and other clusters; track and monitor social media analytics.

-       Newsletters: Draft e-newsletters & mailers; help to curate email lists

Media and Website

Drafting and support to editorial content including

-       Website: Upload articles for CIVICUS’ websites, fix non-technical issues related to CIVICUS’ website, use web analytics to contribute to understanding of how audiences engage with content.

-       Media and media related tasks. Support drafting press releases for key moments, production of media fact sheets, drafting of media placements; media analytics and reporting; research to inform talking points, fact sheets etc.

-       Build databases.

Communications

-       Integrate digital communication across CIVICUS policy, programmes and initiatives, in collaboration with comms cluster.

-       Support with monitoring and evaluation of communications, as well as drafting related analytical reports.

Other

The role holder will from time to time be required to carry out any other duties that are within the scope of the job.

Person Specification

Education, Language & Qualifications

-       A degree in a related field or is studying towards a graduate degree in a related field. This requirement can be waived in lieu of global activism experience.

-       Excellent English language writings skills.

Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience

-       Good understanding of Google analytics, web and content management

-       Ability to use content production software – Adobe, PictoChart, Canva, Video editing software

-       Experience with media management and monitoring software

-       Thorough understanding of and ability to use social media and social media content scheduling tools, Buffer, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite

-       Commitment to Civicus’s vision, mission, values and ways of working

-       Ability to work well in a global context with different cultures

Desirable Knowledge, skills and Experience

-       Additional UN priority language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)

-       (Knowledge of writing for websites, and content management systems such as Joomla

-       Editing and proofreading skills.

-       Good understanding of communication strategy.

-       Excellent written and spoken English

-       Ability to balance multiple priorities

-       Creativity and an eye for detail and visual design

 

About CIVICUS

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 12,000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
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    September 1, 2022
  • End Date
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    December 31, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 5, 2022
  • Payment
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    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
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    $1200 per month
  • Hours Per Week
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    37.5 hrs per week

Benefits

Monthly medical allowance in addition to stipend

Monthly medical allowance in addition to stipend

How to Apply

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 05th August 2022. Interested candidates should email their application to jobs@civicus.org

 

Your application should comprise of

• A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements

• A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

 Short listed candidates will be contacted by the 15th August 2022 to schedule interviews.

 Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 05th August 2022. Interested candidates should email their application to jobs@civicus.org

 

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Location

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Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
25 Owl St, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
6th Floor

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