Media Relations Manager | WWF
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Position title: Media Relations Manager

Reports to: Head of Media Relations, WWF International

Location: Singapore

We are facing unprecedented challenges in the conservation movement, and the world at large. WWF’s strategy - to help address numerous issues from climate change to the decline in biodiversity - harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals around water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food, and three key drivers of environmental problems, namely markets, finance and governance. WWF works to build strong partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals. We are recruiting the role of Manager, Media Relations for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. 

The Role:

Liaise with WWF’s network of national offices, and directly with global media, around WWF priorities, including the 2021 strategy, Living Planet Report and other major report launches, Earth Hour, and communications around crises and issues;

  • Produce news and features content suited to 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 

  • Build relations with media contacts 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 Digital team, Internal Communications colleagues, and advocacy and campaigns teams 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 

  • 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

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter with the title “Media Relations Manager ” to hr@wwf.sg.