Head of Communications

Hostwriter, the global platform for cross-border journalism, is seeking a a part-time Head of Communications to support its Berlin team.

What is Hostwriter?

Hostwriter is a global community for journalists. Our 3,000 members connect with fellow media professionals from over 120 countries to collaborate on cross-border stories. It’s more than an online network: We support cross-border reporting and debate by awarding collaborative journalism pieces and pitches with the yearly #HostwriterPrize, providing training in x-border journalism and launching media programs such as the „Agora Project“, a temporary newsroom to foster cross-border collaborations in Europe. Find out more: WebsiteFacebook TwitterBlog

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Communications to manage our external and internal communications. You will administer hostwriter’s social media accounts and should have excellent communication skills in order to express our shared mission in a creative way. You will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts and responding to hostwriter members and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities

→ Develop communication strategies
→ Design and implement new social media strategy
→ Create, edit, publish and share engaging content
→ Communicate with members, supporters and followers and respond to queries
→ Manage internal communications (memos, newsletters etc.)
→ Draft content (e.g. press releases) for media or hostwriter website
→ Suggest and implement new features to foster brand awareness
→ Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics

Requirements

→ Work experience as a Journalist, Social media manager or Communication expert
→ Hands on experience in content management
→ Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
→ Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
→ Knowledge of online marketing channels, SEO and Google Analytics is a plus
→ BSc/BA degree in Journalism, Communications or relevant field

Sounds interesting?

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@hostwriter.org
We are looking forward to hearing from you!