Communications and Media Officer at Environmental Justice Foundation

Full time @Environmental Justice Foundation in Communications and Media
  • Post Date : November 16, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 16, 2023
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Job Description

Position: Communications and Media Officer

Based: EJF office in Cape Coast, Ghana

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary range: $15,000 – $20,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)


  • Health insurance package
  • Annual leave of 20 days plus 8 Ghanaian national public holidays, increasing by 2 days each year of service, plus 1 personal day per year

Position overview

This is a role for an ambitious, talented Communications and Media Officer with fantastic copywriting and organisational skills, an eye for a good story and the confidence to secure media coverage. As EJF’s Ghana Communications and Media Officer, you will be working closely with the Ghana Fisheries Programme Manager and our international communications team to develop and deliver ambitious communications and media strategy for EJF’s projects in Ghana.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and implement agreed communications strategies.
  • Working closely with the UK-based communications team and graphic designer, the Communications and Media Officer will produce press releases, social media content, webpage content, and other communications output such as leaflets, banners, and posters.
  • Identify and engage target radio networks for radio programs and support local communities to engage with radio journalists.
  • Proactively develop a network of engaged journalists to secure significant media coverage for EJF’s projects and improve the quality of coverage of Ghana’s fishing industry in general.
  • Respond to media enquiries and work with colleagues to maximise opportunities for coverage.
  • Coordinate journalist training workshops.
  • Organise press trips and produce related communications materials.
  • Promote project films and radio programmes to both national media outlets and at local screening events.
  • Coordinate press conferences and trips – ensuring the smooth running of special events, including for guest speakers and other high-profile supporters.
  • Ensure that all communications materials comply with donor branding requirements.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • Strong news sense and the ability to convey complex messages to multiple audiences, including local fishing communities
  • Ability to produce inspiring and fact-checked copy for print and online
  • A degree or equivalent experience in communications, media, journalism, public relations or a similar field
  • Experience of working in a media/press team with excellent working knowledge of the media landscape in Ghana. Existing contacts an advantage
  • A track record of delivering projects with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Tactful, friendly and calm under pressure
  • Confident, resilient, tenacious and collaborative in your approach
  • Passionate about environmental and human rights issues

Desirable skills:

  • Experience working within television or radio media, including operating a camera and conducting recorded interviews.
  • Previous experience of working on environmental or fisheries issues.

Applications: please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 20th November 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. We encourage minorities and under-represented groups (especially women) to apply.


EJF works internationally to inform policy and drive systemic, durable reforms to protect our environment and defend human rights. We investigate and expose abuses and support environmental defenders, Indigenous peoples, communities and independent journalists on the frontlines of environmental injustice. Our campaigns aim to secure peaceful, equitable and sustainable futures.

EJF is committed to combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing as well as associated human rights abuses in the fishing sector.

Our investigators, researchers, filmmakers and campaigners work with grassroots partners and environmental defenders across the globe. Our work to secure environmental justice aims to protect our global climate, ocean, forests and wildlife and defend basic human rights.

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