The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world, seeks a Senior Media Relations Manager. A seasoned communications professional will be a critical addition to our dynamic team during this exciting time of organizational growth. The ideal candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills and be creative, self-motivated, flexible, and strategic. They will support the development of our media relations strategy and lead key aspects of our external communications. They will have a deep understanding of the global earned media market, significant experience working with journalists and other members of the media, and a track record of delivering measurable results. They will be expected to drive innovative and engaging external content, including for impactful advocacy campaigns. They also will be capable of enhancing the organization’s image; expanding awareness of CFJ’s work and that of its initiatives, TrialWatch and The Docket; and coordinating with the communications team at The Sentry, a CFJ strategic partner.
TrialWatch is a CFJ initiative that monitors criminal trials and advocates for victims of injustice around the world. TrialWatch focuses on judicial proceedings against those who are most vulnerable: journalists, women, the LGBTQ community, minorities, and human rights defenders. TrialWatch recruits monitors who complete our UN-approved online training program and uses a customized app developed with Microsoft to record their observations. Using this data, a legal expert grades the trial and writes a “Fairness Report” examining the extent to which the trial complied with international legal standards. When an injustice occurs, we conduct or fund legal advocacy in domestic, regional, or international forums. Once we have gathered enough data, we will create a Global Justice Ranking that we will use to press for systemic reform.
The Docket pursues accountability for individual and corporate perpetrators and enablers of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other international crimes and supports survivors in their efforts to obtain justice. In collaboration with diverse partners, this initiative combines multi-disciplinary investigations, legal action, and advocacy to bring the perpetrators to justice, obtain redress for survivors, and achieve long-lasting systemic change.
Reporting to the Managing Director and working in close coordination with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Co-Presidents:
Commensurate with experience and competitive with other not-for-profit organizations
As soon as possible
Submit a CV, a cover letter, 2-3 media-related writing samples (e.g., press releases) each five pages or less, and a list of 3 or more references to email@example.com no later than December 15, 2020
CFJ is committed to diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.