The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), based in the Oxford Department of International Development, seeks a fixed-term Media and Communications Manager. The post is for 1 year in the first instance with the expectation of extension, funding permitting. The line manager is OPHI Director, Dr Sabina Alkire. The postholder will work closely with OPHI’s communications advisor (consultant), and will supervise the web manager and line-manage the publications officer, casual communications assistant, copyeditors and other communications team members.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of media and public relations, and an ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of research and policy target audiences; substantial experience of overseeing editing, copy editing and proofreading, with the ability to undertake negotiations in connection with the process; extensive direct experience of developing, updating and maintaining the content of an active, evolving, and highly used website; and excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise, consistent and accurate copy in accessible English.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 23 October 2017 can be considered.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.
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