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Communications Specialist

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TechnoServe
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Arlington, VA
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Published 8 days ago

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to support communications and fundraising efforts by developing stories and highlights from TechnoServe’s work around the world, coordinating closely with both HQ and field staff. This content will be used in a variety of ways to engage external audiences, encouraging greater involvement and interest in TechnoServe’s projects, as well as financial support. The qualified candidate will have strong international interest and experience, excellent writing skills, cross-cultural understanding, digital optimization capabilities, and a collegial, creative mindset.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with TechnoServe staff in HQ and around the world to elicit and develop compelling stories and content about our work 
  • Managing and creating primary content for TechnoServe’s external blog 
  • Managing and creating primary content for TechnoServe’s internal newsletter
  • Traveling occasionally to international project sites to obtain content: conducting interviews, collecting project information, etc.
  • Managing TechnoServe’s digital asset management platform
  • Editing materials for grammar, style, and consistency with TechnoServe messaging and branding
  • As needed, supporting the development of a variety of communications materials for external audiences, such as case studies or reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree + 3 years relevant experience OR 
  • Master's Degree + 1-year relevant experience
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills
  • Experience working with different cultures and information sources in empathetic, respectful manner to generate effective stories and content
  • Experience creating content optimized for the web, including organic search
  • Experience working with content management platforms like Wordpress

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Videography and/or photography production skills a plus
  • Experience working in a digital asset management platform a plus

Required Languages English required; Spanish, French or Portuguese preferred

Travel International up to 15% 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, international development and/or international business
  • Ideal candidate will be a “self-starter”, able to take initiative and work independently, while also regularly assisting and coordinating with colleagues across TechnoServe

To be considered, along with a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit: Three writing samples, showcasing strong storytelling and digital optimization skills (can be different samples).

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to support communications and fundraising efforts by developing stories and highlights from TechnoServe’s work around the world, coordinating closely with both HQ and field staff. This…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 28, 2021

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Arlington, VA
Associated Location
1777 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209, United States
Suite 1100

How to Apply

To be considered, along with a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit: Three writing samples, showcasing strong storytelling and digital optimization skills (can be different samples).

To be considered, along with a resume and cover letter, applicants must submit: Three writing samples, showcasing strong storytelling and digital optimization skills (can be…

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