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INTERSOS – Press Officer – Italia

INTERSOS sta selezionando un/a Press Officer da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia. Durata 5 mesi. Scadenza candidature 26/05/2022

Press Officer – Italia

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Press Officer

Code: SR-01-2532

Duty station: Rome/Home based

Starting date: 01/06/2022

Contract duration: 5 months

Reporting to: Project Manager

Supervision of: N/A

Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project

The INTERSOS-UNHCR PartecipAzione programme aims at enhancing the capacities of refugee-led and community-based organizations (RLOs and CBOs) that focus their activities on promoting participation of refugees and asylum seekers, social cohesion with local community and integration opportunities at local and national levels. The programme is at its fifth edition.​

General purpose of the position

The Press Officer is responsible for implementing the communication and media strategies of the programme in coordination with the Communication Officer and the Project Manager, drafting and organizing press releases, and liaising with media and other stakeholders.​

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Consistently monitor all relevant forms of media to find and circulate relevant articles and opportunities for programme’s coverage.
  • Establishing and maintaining the programme’s database of media contacts, and identifying gaps in the programme’s engagement with specific sectors and seeking to develop new relationships.
  • Write and update written and visual content for the programme’s website.
  • Closely monitoring all media coverage of the programme, responding to media enquiries, setting up interviews, managing media logistics at events.
  • Identifying opportunities for press coverage, organizing press events and drafting press releases.
  • Help secure local, regional and national media coverage for the programme.
  • Create content and stories based on the programme to be published on the programme’s website.
  • Support in the development of a monthly newsletter of the programme.
  • Draft press release.
  • Take part in field visits across different Italian regions to ensure programme’s activities are given visibility and promoted through media.
  • Support the Project Manager as requested.

Required profile and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Political Science or other related field
  • Preferable background in human rights

Professional Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in Communication and Media role with focus on migration
  • Preferable background in human rights

Professional Requirements

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships and good knowledge of communication, information and computer technology
  • In-depth knowledge, understanding of and proficiency on social media platforms
  • Attention to detail and good time management and self-organizational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, effectively managing own workload
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of national institutions and other stakeholders


  • Italian
  • English is an asset

Personal Requirements

  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Communication skills​


Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: 

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-01-2532-Position”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


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