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JOB: Media Coordinator

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————————————————————Seeking MEDIA COODINATOR

=93an exci=
position at one of the most promising public organizations in the world=20

Organization=A0 is a new global onli=
advocacy network launched in January 2007, bringing people-powered politics=
to international decision-making. In its first two years Avaaz, which=20
means =91voice=92 in many languages, has experienced unprecedented growth=
to 3.4 million members worldwide. We use the latest techniques=20
in online and offline organizing, lobbying and fundraising to rapidly=20
mobilize large numbers of people and to effectively impact pressing=20
global issues.

some of the world=92s leading campaigning organizations as founding=20
partners, including (US), GetUp (Australia), and Oxfam, Avaaz=20
has been featured in dozens of major media outlets across Europe, Asia=20
and the Americas. During 2007 and 2008, the Avaaz community played a=20
major role in global mobilizations around climate change, Burma, Zimbabwe,=
the food crisis, Tibet, the global economic crisis, and conflicts in=20
the Middle East. The accompanying one-page summary provides more background=

Job Description=

As Media Coordinator, your=20
role will be to maximize Avaaz's media profile with the purpose of achi=
our stated campaigning and organisational objectives. You will help=20
to build the overall media strategy of Avaaz and develop and implement=20
regular issue-specific media campaigns. You will play a central role=20
in one of the most innovative and promising public organizations in=20
the world today.=A0 The role offers a unique platform from which=20
to develop and pursue large-scale social change efforts.

For a list of Avaaz campaigns,=
please see
. =A0

Specifically, responsibilities=

Monitoring the=
landscape, pitching stories and responding to requests from journalists Facilitating journa=
communications with Avaaz's Executive Director and other media spokes=
as appropriate
rafting Avaaz press=20
releases, advisories and briefing notes
Advising the Avaaz=20
team on strategies, story generation ideas and talking points
Working with the=20
Avaaz team to purchase campaign advertising and maximising the media=20
exposure off the back of it
Creating and publicising=20
media events, stunts and photo opportunities
Working in coalition=20
with other partner organizations on media and communications strategies Attending internati=
summits and events to pitch Avaaz spokespeople to reporters and arrange=
press conferences
Managing relationships=20
with the media and partners in non-English languages
Maintaining a database=20
of media contacts and clippings
Acting as media=20
spokesperson (as required)


This is a demanding role=20
that requires talent in a wide range of areas.
The core competencies=20
which any successful candidate will display are:

Outstanding wr=
and oral communication skills
Excellent news sense=20
and political savvy
Superior interpersonal=20
skills with a strong capacity to form networks (bringing media networks=
to the job would be a bonus)
Experience working=20
with the international media and /or in a major media market
Excellent understanding=20
of international affairs and relations
Passion and commitment=20
to global justice, citizen empowerment and social change
High professionalism,=20
self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery to deadlineStrong teamwork=20
skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarch=
team structure
luency in French=20
or Spanish a plus


Avaaz is a virtual organizatio=
with most of our work done over email, telephone, skype and video calling.=
We have global team retreats three times per year. Our staff =96 a small=20
team of less than 20 – are currently based in cities all over the world.=20
Team members are free to work from anywhere in the world, a unique and=20
major advantage for this job. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establis=
a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves=20
in large partner organizations of Avaaz (such as Oxfam) when preferred.. =A0

Compensation and Benefits=A0

Salary varies with location=20
and experience, but is highly competitive with leading non-governmental=20
organizations. Benefits also range with location, but include 4 weeks=20
paid vacation per year. The contract is for one year, with the strong=20
expectation that a successful year will lead to a longer term commitment. =A0

If interested, please contact=
Brett Solomon with your CV and a brief note at Applications will be considered on=20
a rolling basis as submitted.