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Communications Manager

Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent    
Start date: As soon as possible

 

Background

FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in 1900, it is one of the oldest organizations in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 national dental associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’. www.fdiworlddental.org; www.facebook.com/FDIWorldDentalFederation; twitter.com/fdiworlddental

 

Role

We are seeking an experienced Communications Manager with exceptional English writing and editing skills to help enhance and maintain FDI’s profile and reputation as well as raise the visibility of oral health issues across multiple stakeholder groups. You will support all FDI’s internal and external communications efforts. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and the ability to work on several communications campaigns simultaneously and measure their impact. You will have experience managing production schedules for publications as well as writing and editing copy across a diverse range of communications channels.

You must have the ability to write compelling news stories, promotional plans, resources, website, and social media content, as well as be proficient in developing media strategies and messaging. The candidate should also have experience managing social media platforms. This is a fast-paced and varied role, which demands multi-tasking abilities, excellent communication skills and proven experience working closely with external agencies and service providers.

 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality, on message and consistent outputs from FDI by providing writing, editing, and proofreading support across the organization.
  • Manage the content and production process for FDI’s three monthly newsletters, including sourcing and writing compelling news stories.
  • Review, write and edit communications material such as promotional brochures, press releases, advocacy resources, toolkits, reports, white papers, etc.
  • Support FDI leadership with their communications needs by preparing material such as speeches, presentations, talking points, interviews, video scripts and editorials.
  • Support the development and evaluation of communications plans for FDI’s projects and ensure brand integrity. 
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximize media coverage and write articles, press releases and supporting background material as well as coordinate media interviews.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive promotional plan for FDI’s official peer-reviewed publication the International Dental Journal.
  • Manage the production process and content for the organization’s annual report as well as other publications as relevant.
  • Work with the digital team to produce web content, write social media posts and help track key metrics as well as generate new ideas and innovative strategies.
  • Oversee the development of FDI’s media database of contacts and coordinate media monitoring and distribution services.
  • Track, measure, analyze and prepare quarterly impact reports on communications efforts.  
  • Coordinate the work of FDI’s Science Committee and organize meetings and teleconferences as appropriate, including all logistical aspects and record minutes. 
  • Other work as required to support the implementation of FDI’s communications strategy.

 

Requirements

  • At least five-years’ experience of working in a similar communications role or related field (public relations, journalism, media).
  • Excellent oral and written English communications with strong copywriting, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Storytelling mindset with the ability to turn complex information into compelling content.
  • Extensive experience of working with a diverse range of communications channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet conflicting deadlines under pressure.
  • Team worker with a positive, solution-focused approach to work.
  • Knowledge of online multimedia tools and practices: Google Analytics, Hootsuite, social media publishing tools and insights; experience in Drupal CMS an asset.
  • A good understanding of the not-for-profit healthcare sector with previous experience an asset.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid permit to work in Switzerland.

 

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@fdiworlddental.org, addressed to Chaz Jagait, Director of Communications and Advocacy by 24 June 2021.

Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Campaign and Social Media Coordinator

Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position type: Full time
Contract type: 6 months (with the possibility to extend)
Start date: As soon as possible

Background

FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in Paris, France, in 1900 it is one of the oldest organizations in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 national dental associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies. FDI’s vision: ‘leading the world to optimal oral health’. www.fdiworlddental.org; www.facebook.com/FDIWorldDentalFederation; twitter.com/fdiworlddental

Role

We are looking for a creative Campaign and Social Media Coordinator to join our team. You will be responsible for coordinating FDI’s largest global oral health campaign – World Oral Health Day – as well as implementing our social media strategy to increase our online presence and enhance our profile. The successful candidate will have strong English writing and editing skills and knowledge of coordinating multi-channel campaigns and measuring their impact.

This is a fast-paced and varied role, which demands multi-tasking abilities, close attention to detail and excellent communication and time-management skills. You must be familiar with campaign / project management as well as developing content for social media channels and analyzing usage data.

Main duties and responsibilities

World Oral Health Day (WOHD)

  • Coordinate the day-to-day running of the campaign and implement work plan for the timely production of all assets.
  • Manage the campaign website and run the social media channels.
  • Assist in campaign development and strategies to increase digital presence, media reach, campaign engagement and participation.
  • Coordinate outputs from external service providers including content writer, design and translation agencies, media partner, media consultant and other suppliers as relevant.
  • Prepare regular campaign communications, updates, reports, and background presentations.
  • Coordinate the WOHD Task Team and organize related workshops and meetings.
  • Perform regular metrics tracking as well as a comprehensive post-campaign evaluation.

Social media

  • Manage the day-to-day handling of all FDI social media channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, adapting content to suit different platforms.
  • Collaborate across teams to develop an annual social media calendar and ensure its implementation, using scheduling tools such as Hootsuite.
  • Ensure all FDI activities (projects, advocacy, webinars, news, congress, publications, etc.) are integrated into social media messaging.
  • Write creative and engaging social media content and work with Digital Communications Manager and external agencies, where necessary, to develop assets.
  • Monitor, track, analyze and report on social media performance using tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook insights.

Requirements

  • At least two years of relevant experience in communications or a related field (digital marketing, public relations, journalism, media), previous work within the not-for-profit health sector an asset.
  • Experience in website and social media coordination across multiple channels.
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Knowledge of online multimedia tools: Google Analytics, Hootsuite, social media publishing tools and insights; experience in Drupal CMS an asset.
  • Valid permit to work in Switzerland.

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@fdiworlddental.org, addressed to Chaz Jagait, Director of Communications and Advocacy by 24 June 2021. Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.