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Communications and Media Manager

Job Title: Communications and Media Manager

Reporting to: Director, UK and EU

Location: London

Job Details

The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation (CFHK Foundation) focuses on political prisoners, press freedom, promoting adherence to the rule of law in a free and open environment, and highlights the competition between authoritarian and democratic values.

 

We highlight and expose and how China interferes in the UK, US and other western countries and how it collaborates with Russia, Iran and other bad actors to subvert freedom and democracy around the world. CFHK Foundation presses for political and economic consequences for China’s failure to keep its promises to respect Hong Kong’s freedoms; support the rule of law, freedom of expression, and the release of political prisoners.

Our organization needs a dynamic self-starter with a proven record of communications work. An ability to multi-task and to get stuck in to various projects and other demands in a small, but international, NGO. Familiarity with the human rights community, management experience and digital skills are a major advantage. Familiarity with Hong Kong and Chinese political issues would be useful.

This is a role for someone who can bring experience, connections and networks, to help elevate the work of the CFHK Foundation across the UK, US and EU. This is a great role for someone with communications, media and press officer experience who is looking to take their expertise to the next level, to gain people management skills and to elevate their own professional experience and development.

Position Responsibilities

  • Drafts press releases and statements

  • Liaises with high-level journalists, NGOs and think tanks

  • Authors and places opinion editorials

  • Manages the CFHK Foundation website and blog

  • Manage all social media output

  • Drafts weekly newsletter

  • Creates and edits graphics and videos

  • Managing the Communications Assistant

  • Collaborates with our senior leadership and Washington D.C. team

  • Contributes to organisation of public events

Candidate Qualifications

  • Experience of working in the communications, press and media field

  • Experience of working with Parliaments, government institutions, think tanks and research bodies

  • Vital to have an interest and/or experience of the NGO world, international affairs, political prisoners, human rights and press freedom

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

  • Any other language is a bonus

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience  

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and a team player

  • Ability to work under pressure, autonomously and proactively

  • Sense of responsibility and capacity to meet deadlines

 

Application Details

Applicants should email a CV and a short letter explaining why they would like to work for us and how their relevant experience qualifies them for the role to mark.sabah@thecfhk.org, with the subject line “Application for Communications Manager.”

 

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