Media Relations Manager | WWF
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Position title: Media Relations Manager   

Reports to:    Head, Media Relations 

Location:     WWF-Singapore   


The Role:

  • Liaise with WWF’s network of national offices, and directly with global media, around WWF priorities, including the 2020 strategy, Living Planet Report, Earth Hour, and communications around crises and issues;

  • Produce on and off-line news and features content across a variety of media. Provide communications advice, capacity-building and support to the Network and the Practices. Ensure the timely delivery of communications products and identify stories of interest globally 

  • Responsible for managing the media to maximise external profile-building opportunities, to ensure positive media coverage and raise awareness of WWF and its work with key stakeholders and audiences 

  • Coordinate with the 2020, Digital and Internal Communications team for alignment of messaging and content 

  • Help ensure the success of WWF’s global conservation goals by communicating the organisation’s work, profile and values to the global media, in line with network protocols 


Main responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of a media plan to advance the organization’s strategic goals and objectives to external audiences. Contribute to the overall work of the media relations team in support of WWF Practices, priority areas, campaigns, monitoring and the ongoing news cycle 

  • Provide communications expertise for priority international advocacy and policy conventions, meetings and events, and provide front-line media relations at such events 

  • Produce stories for podcasts, videos, blogs and other media 

  • Collaborate with the Brand, Digital and the Internal Communications team to maximize opportunities and align messaging 

  • Act as a spokesperson for WWF when required 

  • Advise on and assist with the development of Network communications standards, trainings and protocols

  • Conduct media outreach and identify media opportunities for profiling of WWF in online and traditional - in alignment with network protocols and in conjunction with National/Country/Programme offices 

  • Develop key messages, prepares briefs, write commentary pieces, draft media responses and produce other print/video/digital content related to WWF 

  • Ensure all relevant communication materials produced (articles, speeches, films and audio) are shared with relevant staff

  • Support the Head of Media Relations in managing the communications around crises and issues. As required, takes the lead on communications around issues and crises on a case-by- case basis with the team, the relevant country, the relevant department and the WWF community, working closely with Digital 


Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in communications, PR, journalism or related subject and/or at least five years’ relevant professional experience in journalism, PR, or organizational communications 

  • Ability to deliver multiple simultaneous projects

  • Articulate, creative, passionate, flexible and tenacious

  • Absolute discretion, tact, diplomacy and negotiation skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English – other languages an advantage

  • Experience in conservation and environmental issues desirable

  • Experience in and preferably formal training in crisis communications desirable

  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment, with excellent collaborative and listening skills

  • Ability to adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined, and Engaging


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This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Interested applicants may submit their updated CVs and cover letter, subject as “Media Relations Manager” to