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OECD recruiting Media Coordinator

Paris, France, 08 October 2013


The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (PAC), supports the implementation of the Secretary General’s strategic orientations by orchestrating the Organisation's external communications. We look at the whole spectrum of OECD work, how it relates to the global public agenda, and ensure key OECD policies and research are communicated to key stakeholders and the media.

We are looking for a Media Co-ordinator to work across the Media Division’s communications activities, including website management, as well as dissemination of information and documentation to the world’s media. The selected candidate will have experience in communications, public relations or journalism.

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of Media Logistics and Multimedia, in liaison with all staff in the Media Division and interact with staff in other parts of the Directorate for Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) and the Organisation as a whole.

Main Responsibilities

Media relations

  • Respond rapidly and accurately to journalists' requests for information including requests for interviews, statistics and publications.

  • Co-ordinate the organisational aspects for media events such as news conferences, media seminars and interviews including compiling documents and registering journalists.

  • Manage news releases for a range of platforms, including OLIS and dissemination at a wide range of events, including ministerial meetings.

  • Assist senior staff members in redrafting press information as appropriate.

  • Act as liaison between the Media Division and the Publishing Division regarding issues concerning setting and updating embargo dates, procuring press copies for dissemination and communicating release schedules.

  • Maintain the media contacts database, establishing and maintaining links with key journalists.

  • Organise radio, television and print interviews for senior management and spokespersons.

  • Assist other staff and management to identify and suggest target media for communicating key OECD messages.

Digital and social media

  • Maintain OECD Newsroom website and other relevant web pages for journalists.

  • Maintain the password-protected website for journalists, ensuring relevant publications are available under embargo and the site is kept up-to-date.

  • Work in collaboration with the Internet unit to update and develop media-specific areas of the main website (www.oecd.org).

  • Liaise with directorate web managers and communication co-ordinators to plan and promote OECD work on relevant web pages and in social space.

  • Produce possible forms of digital content, including web and social media copy, imagery, graphics, video and audio.

  • Work with the social media team to monitor trends, tools and applications. Implement new tools and applications when appropriate.

  • Measure the impact of social media on overall marketing efforts.

  • Develop and/or procure and post relevant content appropriate to target audiences, including collaborating with cross-functional colleagues for ideas and stories.

  • Implement social and online media strategies and tactics for key communication campaigns.

Deadline: 27 October 2013

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