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Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory Communications, Press and Media
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) In 2018-19, the Embassy’s Comms Team will mainly focus its public diplomacy activities on furthering the agenda set out in the Argentina-UK Joint Statement, to promote the key areas mentioned in that document and looking to develop business opportunities.
The Comms intern will help the team make the most of the opportunities that will arise to promote the UK to a targeted audience. It will require communication skills (drafting, editing, designing) to be able to contribute to public diplomacy ideas, planning and delivering events as well as liaising with customers.
Public Diplomacy Campaigns:
Design and produce promotional material for circulation at activities and events. These would include the design and production of invitations, brochures, banners, videos, etc.
Contribute with ideas and assist in planning events to deliver Embassy objectives
Assist communications officer in contacting and inviting media for Embassy activities
Support the communications officer in further developing the Embassy’s website and social media platform.
Support communications officer in producing promotional material for journalists and guests, doing research and drafts.
Assist in managing media for Embassy’s projects and activities: putting together contact lists, drafting press releases and reports, taking photos and videos.
Monitoring media for specific news and references.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Essential on arrival:
A requirement to be a regular undergraduate student in an Argentine university
Basic graphic designing skills
Good photo and video editing
Working knowledge of social networks
Good writing/drafting skills in both languages
Research experience (sources, internet searches)
Working with others
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Required competencies Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline 30 July 2018
Type of Position Fixed Term, Part-Time, Intern
Working hours per week 20
Region Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
Location (City) Buenos Aires
Type of Post British Embassy
Number of vacancies 1
Start Date 10 September 2018
End Date 31 March 2019
Other benefits and conditions of employment Working patterns:
If the job is suitable for flexible working patterns, please provide details:
Total working hours: 20 hours per week
We could be flexible with the working pattern if the intern needs to assist to class, but would prefer if the intern could work 4 hours per day.
The monthly incentive compensation is ARS 11,077
Additional information Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
The Comms intern will be able to participate in any training delivered in-house, and will have the opportunity to complete any e-learning or Diplomatic Academy chapter he/she finds relevant to their position.