Online Editor is responsible for ensuring that the content uploaded on the ICRC New Delhi blog/website is correctly edited in English and of the highest standards. (S)he has the expertise to work with ‘WordPress’ and ‘Drupal’ as the content management system (CMS) for the ICRC New Delhi blog and ICRC Website. (S)he will also be responsible for planning, creating, managing and posting content on the ICRC New Delhi Twitter handle. Online Editor works under the supervision of the Communication Coordinator (based in New Delhi) and leads the editorial team of the ICRC New Delhi digital properties. (S)he manages/plans the timely posting of stories and coordinates the timely submission of content from either internal or external contributors. (S)he is responsible for editing and developing the submitted material and posting these independently on the delegation’s digital platforms. (S)he assists the delegation to position itself clearly in India through proper and tailormade online communication.

Responsibilities and main tasks:

  • Managing ICRC New Delhi blog and website pages: Generate/solicit, plan, source, write, edit contents (announcements, event reports and feature stories) and post content on the ICRC India and ICRC Nepal country pages. Plan and produce audio visual interviews, features and other stories for blog. This includes supervising shoots, storyboarding, scripting, subtitling and supervising editing. Liaise with external agencies for shooting and editing of AVs as and when required. Identify, source and, when necessary, take photographs to go with content on blog and website. Upload and manage content and photographs on blog via WordPress and website via Drupal. Liaise with internal (ICRC) and external stakeholders to plan and ensure regular contributions for the blog; ensure timely delivery of content by both internal (ICRC) and external contributors.
  • Managing the ICRC New Delhi Twitter handle: Define, plan and produce digital content that supports the delegation’s operational priorities and public communication objectives. Develop digital strategies, leading on content execution and engagement with priority audiences. Plan and carry out event-based social media campaign with key messages and AV stories to reach wider audience. Create, edit, repurpose and publish a wide variety of engaging content for digital channels, using audio visual products (videos, photos, etc.). Take photographs at events and post live tweets, along with relevant hashtags and content.
  • Environment scanning: Implement and maintain an efficient environment scanning mechanism/media monitoring and analysis. Alert the management and relevant departments about events with humanitarian consequences, as well as with opportunities and threats for ICRC’s engagement by analysing the environment.
  • Maintain contact and follow up on ‘influence’ issues posted on online platforms of other relevant delegations. Contribute to the overall analysis and identify information to be used for the New Delhi blog from other delegations for the proper advancement of the ‘influence’ strategy.
  • Collaborate on web articles and digital productions with counterparts in national societies of India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
  • Promote the ICRC’s activities to the media and maintain regular contact with editors and correspondents. Help strengthen and maintain relationships with national and local media outlets.

Required qualification & experience:

  • University degree in communication, journalism or similar field.
  • Five years’ relevant professional experience, prior experience in an international organisation/media outlet will be a strong asset.
  • Confirmed skills in content management systems such as ‘WordPress’ and ‘Drupal’.
  • Knowledge of online graphic design platforms.
  • Ability to communicate on technical matters to audiences in training settings.
  • Good knowledge of print and digital production processes.
  • Confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment. Sound knowledge of the media environment.
  • Externally, interacts with media (senior editors, reporters, correspondents, etc.); freelance writers, subject experts, scholars, photographers, and public relations officers in other humanitarian organizations. Regularly interacts with National Society counterparts.

Personal profile:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English – excellent written and editorial skills and should have innovative ideas of writing articles/stories.
  • Should possess excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity and high standard of personal conduct.
  • Should possess good skills in PR, public speaking, negotiation & networking.
  • Available for extensive field visits and willing to work in difficult zones.

The ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our organisation. We offer rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment to all job applicants with no discrimination on the grounds of gender, race and disability.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their motivation letter, comprehensive CV, work certificates and salary expectations on ICRC.HRCARE@gmail.com & del_hr_services@icrc.org. This position is open to Indian Nationals only.

Last date of sending application: 21 January, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.