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.
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
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
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
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.