Communications Officer

LOCATION:
London
SALARY:
£30000 - 35000
COMPANY:
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  • 28 July 2022

About the Job

Who We Are

NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society.

With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at the state and nationwide scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity. 

NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement — all grounded in learning science — to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe. 

NewGlobe’s high-touch, intensive professional development programs, along with integrated school management, teacher support, and assessment software, enable schools to succeed. NewGlobe works within the state and national curriculum and syllabi, ensuring all children are empowered to learn their history, and master local content, while being globally competitive in mathematics and languages. The science of behavior change and the science of learning is at the foundation of all programming. 

NewGlobe works with urgency because youth quickly becomes adulthood and relentlessly because improvement requires continuous problem-solving. NewGlobe is honored to serve and help rebuild trust in public systems. 

NewGlobe’s work is all-encompassing and will challenge you to use your full mind, and heart, each day. We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe — a more equitable globe — to join us. 

Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Affairs group is the eyes, ears, and public face of the organization. It leads on strategy and is responsible for influencing and strengthening the internal and external landscapes that surround and impacts NewGlobe and its growing portfolio. The Corporate Affairs group is responsible for the public reputation of NewGlobe and its programmes, creating environments that support programmatic growth through engaging with stakeholders, influencing policy-making, and designing impactful communications.

The Corporate Affairs strategy is based upon a deep understanding, and awareness of, national and global trends, policies, regulatory changes, and current affairs. It leads the overall strategic direction and implementation of initiatives and strategies across multiple channels, audiences, and geographies.

The Corporate Affairs group always takes both a national and global perspective and is highly attuned to the nuances of frequently evolving politics and policy issues. Its work is based upon both an in-depth understanding of NewGlobe, its programmes, and the broader global and national education landscapes in which it operates. Through this, it devises strategies that connect NewGlobe’s programming with a diverse, and ever-expanding set of stakeholders.

Communications

The Communications team is housed with the Corporate Affairs group. It collaborates across departments and programs to create and execute compelling strategies; locally and globally. 

Communications has a wide portfolio of responsibilities including external and internal relations, strategy, digital, reputation management, and media relations. We are focussed on ensuring that the exceptional achievements being made across a wide portfolio of programming are effectively and impactfully communicated. 

We lead, develop and support strategies in multiple programs and continents simultaneously; shaping and influencing the external environments in which we work. We pride ourselves on being able to respond quickly and effectively at all times.

About the Role

We are looking for a digital communications officer to join our global team. You will help ensure that we make the very best of our digital and social channels, keeping them up-to-date and full of excellent and relevant content. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience in communications in Africa. They will be a digital and social native, with proven SEO/SEM experience in managing all search engine optimization and marketing activities, WordPress front-end website management, social and digital monitoring, and reporting skills. They will also be an excellent writer, a planner, and creative. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and determination are a must.

What You Will Do

Social Media

Produce compelling written and visual content and deliver efficient and effective communication of all projects, ideas, and activities within NewGlobe and its portfolio, following guidance from the Digital Communications Manager.
Create and manage visually engaging digital content for multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and websites using a variety of different tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Canva.
Support in developing social media strategies and campaigns for significant global programmes across Africa and Asia.
Day-to-day management of all digital media channels, planning and scheduling content impactful and engaging content, designed to drive audience growth.
Develop and manage a digital content calendar aligned to our global content calendar to reach new audiences that balance content across multiple global programmes.
Develop strong relationships with partner organisations that can help amplify the reach of NewGlobe’s digital content.
Website
Take responsibility for maintaining and developing the NewGlobe website and its programme websites to ensure content is compelling and current; driving user engagement and retention.  
You will be responsible for managing all SEO activities such as content strategy, link building, and keyword strategy to increase rankings on all major search networks. You will also manage all SEM campaigns on Google, Yahoo, and Bing to maximize ROI.
Work with the Digital Communications Manager to support the development of new features on the NewGlobe website and its programme websites, liaising with the development partners. Recommend changes to website architecture, content, linking, and other factors to improve SEO positions for target keywords. 
Use website and social media analytics to help improve reach and engagement and set measurable KPIs for growth.
A good understanding of performance reporting, how to set benchmarks, measure against KPIs, and provide recommendations for improvement
Support local teams to create communications assets to share.
Proven experience in copywriting and drafting compelling written content for digital platforms.
Act as a brand guardian, sense checking output on all digital channels to ensure consistency and accuracy.
Respond to ad-hoc requests and any other duties that are within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the post
What You Should Have

A 2:1 Degree, or better
3 + years of experience in a digital communications team with a political, campaigning, or social impact focus.
Excellent knowledge of and experience in managing various social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube. Experience using social media scheduling tools.
Graphic design skills with experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator; InDesign; Photoshop), online communications tools, and Office and Mac apps. 
Video editing ability, familiarity with Adobe Premiere.
Experience in managing websites using WordPress and Elementor
Solid understanding of SEO and optimising websites to improve organic engagement
Solid understanding and experience of WordPress, Elementor, HTML, CSS, JavaScript front-end programming.
Experience in developing high-quality communications materials and knowledge of the latest communication platforms, tools, trends, and developments. 
Knowledge of different content formats – particularly digital formats – and their strengths and weaknesses.Solid experience in reporting- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of website activity, including use of Google Analytics
Excellent writing skills with proven experience of providing great copy
Experience in working as part of a creative team; briefing and working collaboratively with professional colleagues to deliver a work programme across different areas of responsibility.
Proven ability to prioritize and organize own workload effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines.
A background of working in matrixed organizations with internationally based and remote working colleagues, ideally from Africa.
Ideally, the experience of working in Africa or India.
A robust, confident, can-do attitude.
You’re also be:

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today
A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

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