DIGITAL MEDIA ASSISTANT, G6
Job Opening ID: 225258
Job Network : Public Information and Conference Management
Job Family : Public Information
Category and Level : General Service and Related Categories, G-6
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Department/Office : Department of Global Communications
Date Posted : Jan 10, 2024
Deadline : Jan 30, 2024
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is in the Africa Section within the Country Campaigns Operations Division of the Department of Global Communications (DGC). In line with its strategy, the Section is focused on providing factual, balanced, and timely content about Africa, taking advantage of the continent’s evolving digital communications landscape for maximum reach. The incumbent will report to the Public Information Officer (Social Media).
Within limits of delegated authority, the Digital Media Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
•Support the substantive content and digital campaign planning across all social media platforms.
•Support the creation of original and creative social media content production to promote Africa Renewal content, campaigns, and priorities on social media and on the Web.
•Contribute to the development and strengthening of social media presence, in a strategic and coordinated manner across all of Africa Renewal’s platforms.
•Develop and review content for a wide range of communication materials for use on Africa Renewal social media channels.
•Conceptualize and develop digital media content and assets in formats such as GIFs, social videos, quote cards and abstract graphic images, GIFs, social videos, quote cards, motion graphics, photographic, illustrative or more abstract graphic solutions.
•Support research and fact checking and transform technical information into compelling social- and web-friendly creative concepts and copy for digital assets.
•Organize, update, and maintain Trello boards for digital campaigns. This includes adding new and existing visual assets to boards with clear labels and instructions for use.
•Provide guidance and support throughout the project production process; coordinate and follow-up with all relevant stakeholders and ensures that project in on schedule.
•Supports in the growth of the audience for the Africa Renewal platforms.
•Support the development of regular metrics and analytics reports on the performance and impact of the Africa Renewal social media platforms.
•Performs other related work as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of digital and social media strategy and campaigns. Good graphic art skills and demonstrated ability to independently develop digital content and illustrative material for social media and digital communication platforms. Ability to handle multiple digital campaigns simultaneously. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box.” Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
A minimum of seven years of experience in public information, social and digital media, or related field is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
Experience producing content for social media and digital communication platforms is required.
Experience in supporting social media campaigns across multiple platforms is required.
Experience using graphic/motion, graphic design and photo editing software such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and/or After Effects, and Canva is desirable.
Experience working for international organizations, design firms, advertising or in-house creative department is desirable.
Experience with Africa development context is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is an advantage.