Digital Communications Specialist

Digital Communications Specialist

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Marketing strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Media production (video/audio)
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Advice / Advocacy


London, EC1A 2BN
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? No.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
As we are working on a very flexible schedule, the time commitment will be around (6-8 hours/week), but that may vary from week to another.

The Digital Communications Specialist work to strengthen IYF’s messages across all internal and external digital platforms including media, advocacy, and donor communications.

What will you be doing?

(A) Collaborate and facilitate process to create and distribute digital content to achieve global communication objectives:

  • With communication objectives in mind, collaborate with Digital Web Editors and communications focal points at headquarters to determine, negotiate and maintain a 12-month editorial calendar for digital platforms;
  • Along with digital editorial, production and technical teams, develop creative content across all digital platforms to build awareness and engagement and achieve strategic priorities;
  • Maintain the official websites and the blog with stories, data and multimedia from HQ, Regional Administrations and Country Teams. Liaise with the rest of the team on whether and how material should be presented on the other language sections of the IYF corporate website;
  • Enhance navigation, structure and content across, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
  • Contribute to the publication of a wide series of data modules and multimedia products including photo galleries, videos and audio materials; and
  • Liaise with the rest of the Media & Advocacy team to determine how specific events should be covered and marketed on the web.


(B) Content Production

  • Manage content production (writing and multi-media) for visual storytelling platforms and digital channels including website, newsletter and social media;
  • Create visually compelling presentations, and support production of advocacy/marketing collateral, including info graphics, memes, videos, and photos;
  • Coordinate work with designers, writers, and UN Volunteers as needed;


(C) Strengthen global practice of digital communications

  • Advise personnel at global, regional and local levels on standards and best practices for IYF digital communications, including social media strategy and content development;
  • Recommend and deploy social media tools for strategic and efficient planning and management;
  • Provide trainings to teach skills, impart knowledge and inform on guidelines for effective digital communications especially through social media;

What are we looking for?


  • Highly interest in youth empowerment, youth issues.
  • Relevant experience in digital media/press or communications is required.


Skills Required for Position

  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, members, volunteers and other supporters.
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with a diverse community.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.



Three-years of relevant experience and results preferred in communications/media role, press, development, communications, blogging, youth issues, sport, women empowerment, youth-led organizations or another relevant field.



Fluency in English with superior drafting skills is essential.

What difference will you make?

The Digital Communications Specialist will assist the organization in managing external communications through strategy, media, digital communications, marketing, branding and storytelling, and overall improve our youth empowerment programmes.

Before you apply

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    The Fédération Internationale de la Jeunesse in English International Youth Federation (IYF), is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed...