Sr. Press Officer and Bengali Spokesperson

Mar 20, 2017 01:31 pm

British High Commission Company Name: British High Commission

Job Title: Sr. Press Officer and Bengali Spokesperson

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: NGO/Development

Deadline: 30 Mar,2017

Educational Qualification:

A degree from a reputed institution in any discipline, though political sciences, communications, journalism, international relations, development studies, or English may be particularly relevant.

 

Experience:

 

  • Experience of working with media stakeholders at a high level, and over a sustained period (minimum 5 years), is essential.

 

Requirement:

Experience of working with media stakeKey Requirements:

  • A degree from a reputed institution in any discipline, though political sciences, communications, journalism, international relations, development studies, or English may be particularly relevant.
  • Experience of working with media stakeholders at a high level, and over a sustained period (minimum 5 years), is essential.
  • A good understanding of Bangladesh’s development, economic and political situation.

For further details regarding the job specification and how to apply, please visit the following link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-0/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/2765-Senior-Press-Officer-and-Bengali-Spokesperson-C4-Dhaka/en-GBholders at a high level, and over a sustained period (minimum 5 years), is essential.

 

Instruction :

For further details regarding the job specification and how to apply, please visit the following link:

https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-0/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/2765-Senior-Press-Officer-and-Bengali-Spokesperson-C4-Dhaka/en-GB

We will accept only online applications. The last date for application is 30th March 2017.

Applicants who do not have the required qualification and experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly

 

Job Detail:

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The British High Commission is seeking a Senior Press Officer and Bengali Spokesperson who will be responsible for managing the UK Government’s relations with the Bangladeshi media and will be the British High Commission’s official Bengali spokesperson and principal interpreter. You will need to be able to analyse media trends, proactively plan communications (including for a high profile visit or event) and react to new stories that may appear in the press. You will need to maintain good working relationships with all the UK government departments in Dhaka and with the Bangladeshi press, including the diaspora media. You must be able to manage competing priorities and produce well-written work to short deadlines.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead on media handling, maintaining contact with key stakeholders in the national and British-Bangla media networks, as well as colleagues in the region and in London.
Provide analysis of media trends, spot developing stories and interpret these against an understanding of the UK’s work in Bangladesh. Portray a strong understanding of media ownership, press freedoms, attitudes of press contacts and bloggers and social media trends.
Produce press lines, press releases, contribute to social media content and devise tactical media plans. Lead on media plans for visits and events, including briefing visitors and the media.
Management of the Press & Communication officer (who is responsible for media summaries, social media, event management and photography) and management during absence of colleagues.