The Women in Foreign Policy podcast has been bringing insightful career interviews with women working in foreign policy and related fields to its listeners for a year, and the team is now expanding.
We are looking for a communications officer to work closely with the existing team and in particular the executive producer to communicate about the podcast both internally to other teams and externally to our audience. This is a marketing and communications role dedicated to the podcast.
Our podcast is intentional in its pursuit of wisdom and advice from women of all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to ensure that all listeners, particularly those from an underrepresented background who don’t see themselves reflected in the make-up of the foreign policy workforce enough, get introduced to role models they can identify with. This includes people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from underrepresented socioeconomic classes. A great way to diversify the women we interview is to diversify the staff building out the content and therefore people from all of the above groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are looking for a communications officer for podcast-centric marketing and communications duties. The position sits within the podcast team and reports to Ashley Pratt, executive producer, overseen by Lucie Goulet.
20 hours/month for a minimum of six months, including a team call every other week at 6:30pm UK time on Skype which you are encouraged to attend as much as possible
Social media & newsletter coordination
Attend MarComm calls as podcast representative
Design graphics in Canva as necessary for promos
Create the web page for each episode and upload content
Please note that this is indicative only. We highly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick off all the skills as we see your contribution to Women in Foreign Policy as a way to help you grow in your career. We therefore provide training and support to develop new skills.
Reliability - This is the most important skill. We are really looking for volunteers who will come through.
Graphic design - Familiarity with graphic design software and techniques beyond a basic level. Capable of creating unique, personalized graphic assets for marketing use.
Teamwork - Coordinating within the 4 person-team to ensure everything gets done and there is no duplication of labor.
Creativity - Marketing and communications decisions are under the purview of this position and should be creative in order to reach and expand our audience
Squarespace/CMS - This is our website CMS on which the successful applicant will be building out podcast webpages
Project management platforms like Slack, Google Doc, Trello etrc
This is a volunteer position in an entirely volunteer organization.
This position is open to any candidate with a reliable internet connection, regardless of geographical location.
How to apply:
By 15 September 2019
Cover letter explaining why you are interested and how this volunteer position would help advance your career
Subject line of your email should be: Communications Officer, Podcast application - You Name