The Paris Peace Forum is a multi-stakeholder platform launched in 2018 that aims to respond to global challenges through, in particular, a large-scale annual event. Throughout the year, the Forum works to strengthen the governance of global commons such as climate, space or oceans, and to improve international management of global challenges, particularly those of digital and disruptive technologies. Its annual event, in November, brings together heads of state, government and international organizations, as well as leaders of civil society and the private sector, to discuss political initiatives and concrete projects, with an emphasis on the participation of the global South.

The team of the Permanent Secretariat of the association, composed of varied and diverse profiles (diplomacy, public relations, communication, programming, operations, etc.), is currently looking for a media relations officer for an apprenticeship contract to strengthen its communications team.

 

In support of the deployment of a dynamic press and media relations strategy the person recruited will actively participate in highlighting all actions of the association, in particular:

  • the annual event: encouraging the participation of journalists and promoting the issues at stake;
  • accompanying the projects supported by the organization; raising media awareness of the solutions proposed by the project leaders and
  • promoting the policy initiatives incubated by the Forum: making these initiatives known to the media.

 

The person recruited will be responsible for the following tasks:

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Media relations support:

  • participating in the management and monitoring of press relations;
  • actively supporting the international media outreach strategy;
  • managing and updating of the association’s press and media database;
  • organizing interviews with the association’s spokespersons;
  • coordinating media participation in the annual event;
  • writing and distributing press releases and press kits;
  • participation in the organization of physical and online press conferences;
  • analysis of media coverage and press coverage;
  • analysis of the performance and impact of various activities and campaigns and
  • ensure international media monitoring in relation to the Forum’s themes and the supported projects and initiatives.Participation in the elaboration of digital communication campaigns;

 

General support for the communications team:

  • producing minutes of meetings and appointments, ensuring meeting reporting and follow-up;
  • creating various communication supports, writing and editing of documents for different target audiences (presentations, brochures, etc.) and
  • managing the main contact inbox.

 

PROFILE

  • Education: a current student in a communication or journalism program, Master’s level (Bac +4/5 – Master 1/2), or Bachelor/Licence (Bac +3) + relevant experience.

 

SKILLS & QUALITIES REQUIRED

Required skills & qualifications:

  • we are looking for a versatile, autonomous person with a strong capacity to adapt. The individual should have and inquisitive and creative mindset and be able to come up with new ideas;
  • knowledge of the international media landscape and experience in communications and/or press relations;
  • mastery of the fundamentals of digital communication and understanding of the inner workings of social media networks (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube);
  • proficiency in English and French, both written and oral (C2 level or equivalent required);
  • Complete understanding of office software (Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint);
  • familiarity with international relations desired and
  • able to provide writing samples or other work examples upon request.

Additional valuable qualifications:

  • particular interest and experience in events and
  • beyond the required French and English, the 2 official languages of the Paris Peace Forum, proficiency in any additional languages would be an added value.

 

CONDITIONS

Apprenticeship contract (alternance) starting October 2024 over 1 year.

Salary: according to apprenticeship contract scale

50% reimbursement of:

  • luncheon vouchers;
  • transport pass;
  • the association’s health insurance scheme.

The position will be based in the permanent secretariat of the Paris Peace Forum, located in Paris (15th arrondissement).

Through its recruitment policy, the Forum is committed to diversity. It assesses applications fairly and respects and promotes equal opportunities. It welcomes all singularities and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment.

The Paris Peace Forum is committed to preventing discrimination and promoting equal opportunities. All its positions are open to people with disabilities.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter by 31st July to job@parispeaceforum.org  with “Media Relations Officer (apprenticeship)” in the subject line.