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. 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 heard online by audiences worldwide.

The application process includes a short writing exercise and a request for existing published written samples.

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

  • Create relationships with print media and online media outlets

  • Turn complex research and data into compelling stories

  • Publish content to WordPress, Squarespace, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and others

  • Track online performance of content with digital media analytics

  • Copy-edit content written by other team members

  • Conceptualise and manage events for clients

  • Other creative duties as needed

Required skills and experiences

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

  • 5+ years of experience in journalism, digital marketing, international development communications, or advertising

  • Demonstrated experience in producing digital content for multiple audiences

  • Demonstrated experience publishing website content on a content management system such as WordPress/ Squarespace (links to previous work required)

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

  • Be productive, and have an eye for detail

  • Must be able to meet regular publishing deadlines

Why work with us

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

  • We are an exciting 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 or UK

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 10MB)

Ideal candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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 operations, we value ethical behaviour that considers people and the planet.

In partnerships, we value trust, openness, and empathy.

Big Blue Communications promotes diversity and inclusion.

We actively encourage women to apply to work with us.