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Volunteer Opportunity

Press Officers x3

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Blockchain & Climate Institute
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London, United Kingdom
New
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Published 4 months ago

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other emerging technology in the global fight against climate change.

Press Officers are new roles in BCI’s Communications Officer Grade. We are looking for passionate volunteers to take the roles of (senior) press officers (committing 1 day per week on average). Press Officers will be responsible for monitoring media coverage on emerging digital technologies and climate change-related stories for the Director-General to assist with his strategy planning. We are looking for highly self-motivated candidate with exceptional verbal and written communications skills who can operate with professionalism and discretion. This position will suit someone who thrives in high-pace, ever-changing environments and can adapt to work well both autonomously and within a team.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Monitor media coverage on radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and online in multiple regions
  • Provide regular press briefings for the Director-General and the Executive Committee
  • Phone or email journalists to try to interest them in the organisation’s press releases and feature ideas in collaboration with the Communications Branch under the External Affairs Bureau
  • Contribute to the Institute’s media strategies
  • Attend or support DG before and during press conferences or interviews
  • Meet journalists and foster good relations with the media
  • Advise directorate officers on written responses to the media upon request
  • Draft press releases for Director-General’s Office if necessary

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional written English, the ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Proven ability to effectively multitask and prioritise work;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; and
  • Excellent attention to detail and proactive attitude

General & Specialist Knowledge

  • Press Officer/ Public relations experience is required for this role, preferable in multinational companies
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power-point is essential to perform in this role;
  • Some knowledge on topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance and blockchain technology preferred.
  • A second working language is a significant plus.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in public relations, journalism or Media studies. Professional qualification will be considered. 

Relevant Experience

  • Proven experience working in a similar role is essential, ideally acquired in a not-for-profit environment;
  • Experience of building constructive relationships with stakeholders;
  • Experience of working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative; and
  • Previous experience within an international NGO is desirable but not a requirement

Our values :

  • Purpose-driven: we are passionate about our mission to bring emerging tech to climate action 
  • Collaborative: we are an innovative community, working to reach common goals 
  • Curious: we strive to learn, and to help others learn 
  • Dedicated: we are committed to our work 
  • Accomplished: we deliver impressive, high-quality outputs 
  • Solutions-driven: we are leaders and doers, making innovative things happen 

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other emerging technology in the global fight against climate change.

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Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
International House, London, None N1 7SR, United Kingdom
64 Nile Street

How to Apply

Candidates must submit their CV and cover letter to the Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

If shortlisted, you will be contacted by one of our recruiters to complete 2 x 45 minutes assessments. If successful, you will be asked to complete an in-tray exercise based on the role you have applied for prior to an interview with the Division Director. Please note that your details will be held in respect of GDPR compliance, for future volunteering opportunities with the BCI.

Candidates must submit their CV and cover letter to the Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

If shortlisted, you will be contacted by one of our recruiters to…

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