Head of Public Affairs
ISD has enjoyed significant growth in the past 5 years, and we are proud of our reputation as the leading global think and do tank fighting hate, polarisation, disinformation and extremism. As part of this growth, we now seek an experienced and dynamic public affairs professional to drive ISD’s external relations strategy and lead ISD’s communications team.
The Head of Public Affairs will lead ISD’s communications efforts, working with the senior leadership and programme teams to design, implement and deliver external relations outputs in order to enhance ISD’s reputation and support the achievement of ISD’s strategic goals. The successful candidate will own and maintain a network of effective journalist and media relationships, and will work with them and other stakeholders to increase ISD’s overall presence.
Key responsibilities include:
• Developing and delivering on media and marketing strategies to enhance ISD’s reputation and brand positioning
• Directing ISD’s press office, ensuring excellent coverage in top-tier media outlets and a successful annual media strategy of coordinated, proactive output
• Managing a team of staff and consultants, including ISD’s Web Manager, Communications Coordinator and media consultants
The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and interest in the issues ISD addresses, with the ability to quickly understand the nuances of work developed by our research, policy and programming teams. Significant professional experience in public affairs/PR/strategic communications is essential, as well as extremely strong written and oral communication skills.
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To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position as well as an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) and a writing sample to [email protected].
The deadline for applications is Monday 16th August 2021. ISD reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.
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