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The Communications Campaigner, in close coordination with the Communications Manager, co-leads the development and implementation of integrated Communications Strategies, and ensures high quality media outreach in pursuit of Greenpeace’s campaign and organizational objectives in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

The Communications Campaigner is responsible for: managing media relations and media activities; preparing and implementing specific media plans; writing, editing, and disseminating effective communications materials; developing specific Communications Strategies and Plans; managing agreed communications messaging for key audiences; and ensuring all communications materials are consistent with internal brand guidelines.

Key Duties:

1. Integrated Communications Strategies

  • In coordination with the Communications Manager, leads and drives the development and implementation of integrated Communications Strategies and Communications Plans for both offline and online channels, in close coordination with Project and/or Program Teams, and in collaboration with the rest of the Communications Unit
  • Provides communications counsel and direction to Program and Project Plans. Proactively identify opportunities within Program and/or Project Plans for producing strategic, effective and high-impact communications materials (whether news or stories)
  • Ensure coordination among different program units, within the organization as a whole, and with external allies, throughout the implementation of Communications Strategies
  • Manage agreed communications messaging for key campaign and organizational audiences


2. Media Relations

  • Proactively provides media-related counsel and direction to Program and/or Project Teams to ensure high quality media outreach that is aligned with agreed Communications Strategies and internal brand guidelines
  • Coordinates and organizes Greenpeace’s traditional media-focused activities. Plans both proactive and reactive media relations, including media events and responses to media inquiries as required. Provides necessary logistical media and/or communications work around events and activities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with print, broadcast and online journalists, editors and other news decision-makers, via media visits, informal briefings, media forums, information provision, etc., in order to encourage them to view Greenpeace as credible provider of environmental news and commentary
  • In coordination with the Communications Support Officer, develops, maintains and continuously updates the database of media contacts in print, radio, TV, online news portals, and other media outlets, both at the national and provincial levels


3. Monitoring and Analysis

  • Working in projects, monitors and analyzes offline and online communications channels, and advises Program and/or Project Teams on relevant news items. Provides Program Teams with media-related analysis significant to Program goals and strategies
  • Generates monthly and yearly reports and analysis of communications channels and performance pertinent to assigned projects


4. Communications Tools Production

  • In close coordination with Project and/or Program Teams, to conceptualize, write, edit and distribute effective communications materials, such as (but not limited to) press releases, external and internal Q&As, talking points, briefing papers, brochures, reports, and other campaign and organizational materials; these include production of photos and videos, in coordination with Regional Engagement team members (Images and Video Producers) .
  • Coordinates with the Creative Unit on the lay-out, printing and publication of various campaign materials into high quality creative and user-friendly products that are aligned with agreed Communications Strategies, as well as with brand messaging and guidelines.


5. Freelancers and suppliers

  • Facilitates the selection and activation of, and management and coordination with, communications freelancers and suppliers, when needed.


6. Training and Development

  • Co-organizes and helps conduct media and communications training for GPSEA staff. Develops the communications capacity in GPSEA, including resourcing, training, and network building. Builds staff skills in writing, editing, messaging, and conceptualizing communications materials. Keeps staff abreast of communications and internal brand guidelines.


7. Budgets 

  • Budgets and monitors expenditures related to the function of the Communications


8. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Educational Background & Fundamental Qualifications:

  • Level of education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Field of study: Communications, Journalism, or related field
  • Work experience:
    • At least 3 years experience in media/communications work and/or journalism
    • Adept in media relations
    • Extensive contacts in journalists’ community
    • Experience in managing projects/working in a team

Competencies and Skills:

  • Organizational competencies:
    • Professionalism – knowledge and/or experience in managing conduct and emotions in a way that represents the values and realizes the objectives of the organization
    • Teamwork and communication – knowledge and/or experience in working with others and presenting information, ideas and positions in a clear manner that can easily be understood across diverse and multi-culture audiences
    • Innovation and change – knowledge and/or experience in reflecting creative and imaginative thinking, an openness to new ideas, and an ability to take calculated risks in order to meet organizational objectives
    • Leadership – knowledge and/or experience in guiding and directing the efforts of others by presenting a clear vision, delegating responsibilities and providing constant support and feedback
    • Strategic thinking and global mindset – knowledge and/or experience in addressing organizational objectives by developing calculated approaches that integrate an openness to an awareness of diversity across cultures.
  • Functional skills:
    • Strong skills in written and spoken English
    • Extensive contacts in the Philippine media
    • Knowledge and/or experience in managing media and public relations
    • Knowledge and/or experience in the media advocacy needs of a campaigning organization/environmental organization
    • Knowledge and/or experience in developing and managing the implementation of campaign communications strategies
    • Experience in proofreading and editing
    • Creative and has an eye for detail
    • Mature, hardworking, confident, enthusiastic, proactive and team player
    • Willing to travel and work outside of official business hours as required

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates are invited to write Letter of Introduction, explaining why you are qualified for the position and why you want to work for Greenpeace, fill up the attached application form and email to: jobs.ph@greenpeace.org

As we receive a large number of applicants for our advertised vacancies, we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologize for this in advance.  If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Guidance in completing your application form:

  1. Read the recruitment pack carefully before completing your application form. The recruitment pack contains information about Greenpeace, about the job you are applying for, and brief information on employment conditions.
  2. Complete all items in the application form. Remember that this will be our basis for shortlisting candidates. Curriculum Vitae (CVs) will not be accepted.
  3. Make sure you email the form to the correct email address (jobs.ph@greenpeace.org), addressed to the HR Department, and ensure that your application form arrives before the closing date. Application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  4. If you have questions, kindly send an email to jobs.ph@greenpeace.org.


Deadline for applications: June 15, 2019

Download the recruitment pack

Download the application form