Communications Officer / Communicatie medewerker

Volunteer · Den Haag, Netherlands

Job type: Internship/volunteer [0,2 fte or more]

We are searching for a reliable and trustworthy volunteer to take on the role of a communications officer to join the institute. The communications officer will support our internal and external communications strategy, write and disseminate publicity material, respond to inquiries from the public and media, and coordinate promotional events.

To succeed as a communications officer, you should think creatively and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A bachelor's degree or skill level with experience as a communications officer or equivalent experience in a similar role is strongly desired.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our global audience. Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products, and services. Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a spokesperson for the organization. Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database. Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the institute, and coordinate publicity events as required. Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics. Manage conflict as it arises and escalate to management.

Requirements

  • Proficient in the Dutch and English languages.
  • Bachelor's degree or skill level in communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years relevant experience in a communications role.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop).
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in design and publishing software.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Trello, Slack, content management systems, and social media platforms.

What do we offer

Wherever your personal goal is to make your routine as a volunteer impactful, enjoyable, exciting, and comfortable, you can choose if you want to work remotely or from our office in the Netherlands. You'll receive a set of benefits to improve your work experience. They include a flexible schedule, multicultural environment with colleagues in the Netherlands, a vibrant and dynamic organizational culture, and free access to our online learning platform as you help build a safer internet.

About DIVD

Today, one of the most effective volunteer organizations globally active that aims to make the digital world safer by reporting vulnerabilities we find in digital systems. As we are volunteers, most of us do this work besides a regular job in cyber security. Meetings are mostly held each Wednesday evening. We have a global reach, but do it Dutch style: open, honest, collaborative, and for free. See yourself in that? So apply now!

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