Digital Communications Specialist job description

Big Blue Communications seeks a Digital Communications Specialist with incredibly strong writing skills to join our expanding global team. Together, we will create powerful content for development projects worldwide.

We are looking for people who care about human development, and who are committed to supporting the development sector. Candidates must have strong, relevant experience in journalism, digital marketing, international development communications, or advertising.

Attention to detail is paramount, and writing with passion and clarity is a must. You will deliver social media content, case studies, human interest stories, and media articles. You will also conduct interviews to gather content for compelling stories that are heard online by audiences around the world.

You will need to complete a writing test and submit examples of your work to be considered for this role.

Apply today if you can craft and deliver compelling messages that the world needs to hear.

Responsibilities

  • Write and publish: social media content, case studies, human interest stories, newspaper articles, film scripts, slide presentations, event materials, reports, briefs, factsheets, and e-newsletters

  • Lead interviews to translate experiences into stories or take a reader on a journey

  • Create relationships with print media and online media outlets to increase awareness of our digital stories

  • Turn complex research and data into clear, compelling stories

  • Publish content to platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Track online performance of content using digital media analytics

  • Copy-edit content written by other team members

  • Create event materials for partners and assist in staging of events

  • Other creative duties as needed

Required skills and experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development studies, English literature, public relations, advertising, marketing, or journalism

  • 3+ years of experience in a relevant field

  • Demonstrated experience in producing digital content for multiple audiences

  • Demonstrated experience publishing website content on a CMS such as WordPress/Squarespace for client projects (links to previous work required)

  • Must be self-motivated and be able to work remotely, independently, but with a collaborative team spirit

  • Be productive and have an eye for detail while striving for perfection

  • Must be able to produce several pieces of content weekly

  • Must be able to meet regular publishing deadlines

Why work with us

  • We work with some of the most reputable, exciting names in international development. We have clients worldwide from Ghana to the UK to Pakistan to Bangladesh. We have offices in four countries

  • We are a dynamic creative organisation supporting the development sector. This means you will work in an environment that combines media, the arts, and meaningful work

  • Remote and flexible online working across time zones

  • We work hard, but we deeply respect the work/life balance, promote success in a role, and reward excellence and productivity

Terms

  • Initial 12-month contract with a performance review after 3 months

  • 40-hour working week, with an average of 8 hours per day

  • Salary is commensurate with experience

  • Candidates must have the right to work in Bangladesh

How to apply

Fill in our job application form here

After you fill in the job application form, we will review your application. We will then contact ideal candidates for the next stage of the application process, when you will be asked to provide

  • Cover letter

  • Two-page (max) CV/resume

  • 500-word writing sample

  • Portfolio link(s) or attach PDF (max 15MB)

If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to attend a first-round in-person interview in Dhaka (if practical) or Skype interview. Second-round interviews will be conducted by Skype with a Senior Partner.

About Big Blue Communications

Big Blue Communications helps partners to tell compelling stories. Dedicated to human development, we work primarily in the development sector with teams that want to change the world. These include international development organisations, NGOs, universities, and think tanks. Our core belief: clear, empathic communication can assist to overcome the world's major development challenges. In our operations, we value ethical behaviour that considers people and the planet. In our partnerships, we value trust, openness, and empathy.

Big Blue Communications promotes diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate based on race, colour, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability or sexual orientation. We actively support the empowerment of women in the workplace and society, and we encourage women to apply to work with us.