Communications & Campaigns Manager, PEN International
Interviews: Between 10 March and 11 March, 2020
Location: London, UK
Term: Two year fixed term contract, may be renewed subject to funding being secured
Probationary Period: Six months, subject to written confirmation of completion
Salary: £36,000 – £39,000 per annum
Other: The successful candidate has to be eligible to work in the UK
The primary role of the Communications and Campaigns Manager is to develop and implement PEN International’s Campaign and Communications, as well PEN’s relationship with major writers, in line with PEN International’s strategic plan. Working closely with the Digital Manager and PEN’s Regional Coordinators, you will oversee PEN’s external outputs and build strategic relationships with high-profile writers to support PEN’s campaigning and literary work.
The post does not have line-management responsibility.
Developing and implementing communication strategies and plans by
Develop and deliver the organisation’s internal and external communication and public relations strategies including media and partnership strategies, under the supervision of Finance, HR and Admin Director;
- Act as the main media contact for the organisation as required including producing press releases/advisories, staging press conferences, managing media databases and liaising with the media with regard to major events, announcements and campaigns;
- Update and oversee the implementation of communications protocols;
- Coordinate the implementation of PEN International’s public relations strategy, including the drafting, design and printing of all communications and promotional material;
- Maintain and develop PEN’s brand identity ;
- Maintain and grow PEN International’s social media presence, in collaboration with Digital Manager;
- Ensure PEN International’s communication outputs are archived regularly;
- In collaboration with the relevant staff member, ensure written outputs are proof read for consistency and PEN House Style;
- Contribute to events management as required.
Developing and implementing PEN campaigns
Develop and deliver effective campaigns in line with PEN International’s overall strategies and plans, in collaboration with relevant staff members;
- Engage high-profile writers to participate in PEN campaigns and actions, in collaboration with the relevant staff members;
- Generate relevant national and international press coverage for specific campaigns;
- Coordinate campaigns with Centres around the world.
Create partnerships with external organisations for fundraising and promotional purposes as required;
- Manage the PEN International/Oxfam Novib award including relations with key partners, logistics, coordinating with relevant colleagues in the Regional Programmes and Communications team.
Develop PEN’s relationship with major writers worldwide by:
Maintain and develop the contact list for major writers, publishers, editors and translators inside and outside the PEN community;
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the voice of writers, publishers, editors and translators are represented in PEN International’s outputs and events;
- Engage high-profile writers in PEN’s campaigns and activities;
- Working together with relevant team members to ensure that marginalised writers have a platform;
- Contribute to identifying writers, publishers, editors and translators to participate in PEN International missions in collaboration with the relevant Regional Programme Coordinator.
Contribute to PEN International’s work generally by
Participating in cross-programme project teams as required;
- Contributing to appropriate monitoring, documentation and evaluation of projects through weekly/monthly/quarterly reports;
- Facilitating cross-learning and collaboration across PEN International’s other programmes;
- Contributing to the development and implementation of PEN International’s policies, strategies and plans;
- Undertaking any other duties commensurate with the post that may reasonably be required.
- At least 5 years’ experience of having worked in a campigns, media or PR role in an international context;
- Excellent communications and campaigning skills – ideally with experience of working in arts / literature / journalism / human rights environment;
- Fluent spoken and written English;
- Proven ability to write clearly and persuasively, in a range of formats and for different audiences
- Good attention to detail;
- Appreciation, knowledge and understanding of freedom of expression issues;
- Ability to use common office software packages including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point;
- Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
- Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
- Experience of managing and updating a website, including demonstrable web publishing, copywriting and online editorial skills;
- Experience of managing the design and print process of organisational materials and reports.
- Fluency in French or Spanish
- Fluency in French or Spanish or other languages;
- Event management experience;
- Experience of working with sponsors and funders.
- Interest in literature and writing;
- Willingness to uphold the values of the Charter of PEN International;
- Commitment to accountability, transparency and fairness;
- Sensitivity to the particular challenges faced by those discriminated against on grounds of identity, including gender and social and economic deprivation;
- Commitment to equal opportunities and cultural diversity and a willingness to apply this at work.
Post will require some international travel, mostly to PEN International meetings
Terms of Employment
£36,000 – £39,000 gross salary per annum.
Position Two year fixed term contract, based in London. The position maybe renewed subject to funding being secured.
Hours 35 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Notice One month during probationary period and three months thereafter
Probationary Period Six months, subject to written confirmation of completion
Contract of Employment
The successful candidate has to be eligible to work in the UK. Nothing in the above constitutes an offer of employment or forms any part of any contract of employment.
Candidates should submit their CV and a covering letter (two A4 sides maximum) which addresses all aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification, to Recruitment@pen-international.org or by post to PEN International, Koops Mill, 162-164 Abbey Street, London, SE1 2AN, UK. Applications must be submitted by 09:00 hours GMT on 06.03. 2020.
Interviews will take place between 10.03.2020 – 11.03.2020
Due to limited resources we are only able to inform shortlisted candidates.
PEN International is an equal opportunities employer