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Posting Title:Specialist – Media Engagement and Reputation Risk
Job Location: Sri Lanka
Skill Required: Media And Communication,
Preferred Experience: 7-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

Job Profile

The Specialist – Media Engagement and Reputation Risk is responsible to manage media engagement both during uneventful times and in emergencies. The role will analyze media contexts and actively forge relationships with well-recognized local and international media institutions to increase the presence of World Vision Lanka in the media.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute media engagement strategy through analyzing the media context, identifying potential key media partners, and engagement levels that will positively position World Vision Lanka (WVL)
  • Ensure media preparedness of WVL by developing/ updating Message House, Media Universe, and regular media monitoring, media tracking, media landscaping, etc.
  • Manage media engagement both during peaceful times and emergencies by building stronger relationships with both local and international media through regular pitching of content from WVL Ministry focus areas and key global moments and campaigns
  • Manage reputation risks for WVL by prior preparation of risk messaging in consultation with the Regional Lead on Reputation Risk Management
  • Train media spokespeople and build capacity of key staff on the ground

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • At least 6 – 7 progressive years of experience in media or media engagement
  • Experienced in crisis and reputation risk management and communications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, or a related field
  • Excellent skills in developing media pitches, key messages, Questions & Answers, talking points for media interviews, writing news releases
  • Excellent skills in reputation risk management, developing risk messaging and media statements
  • Thorough knowledge in media interests and story leads and ability to identify pitches
  • Fluency in at least two languages (English, Tamil / Sinhalese). Language skills in translating


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