International News Safety Institute

2 July 2024

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INSI is hiring

By INSI

INSI is hiring

Editorial Assistant, International News Safety Institute (INSI)

Location: UK based, remote, occasional meetings in London 

Type: Full time, flexible hours

Salary: Competitivedepending on experience

About us: The International News Safety Institute (INSI) a members-led organisation and charity dedicated to journalist safety. We are managed by journalists and overseen by a Board of Trustees representing major news organisations from around the world. INSI offers more than 40 leading television, radio, print and online outlets a vital forum for networking and information sharing.

The role: We are looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented Editorial Assistant to assist the Director with communications, administrative, and editorial support. This individual will play a vital role in helping editors and safety managers proactively manage the safety of their media staff.

This individual would have applicable experience in a news media organisation or international NGO. They must possess excellent communication acumen, time management skills, and attention to detail, and will be a key link between INSI and its members. They would also be able to write clearly and practically, proofread to a high ability and be flexible in providing a range of support to the director and INSI’s wider network.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Provide logistic and administrative support to the Director: Be flexible in assisting the Director with a variety of daily tasks and longer-term projects, coordinating the director’s comms and scheduling with INSI members and other contacts.
  • Project work: Participate in ongoing projects monitoring press safety and journalist casualties; help compile reports and resources.
  • Website maintenance: Add and edit articles, upload resources, and manage the secure members’ area.
  • Writing, research, and proofreading: Create advanced notes and minutes from meetings, write and edit advisories and briefings, transcribe, and conduct research into developing news stories and high-risk hotspots.
  • Manage comms and collaborations: Handle mass comms such as email campaigns, contact lists, events, calendars, queries, social media, organising meetings, distributing information, and dealing with security providers.
  • Additional responsibilities: Take on other tasks as determined by the director.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills and a desire to build organisational processes.
  • Attention to detail: High standards in all internal and external communications.
  • Adaptability and independence: Ability to work effectively independently.
  • Collaboration skills: Eager to work closely with the Director on many tasks.
  • Writing skills: High-quality, succinct writing with clarity, and proofreading.
  • Passion for journalism: A thorough, demonstrable knowledge of international news and current affairs.
  • Experience: Background in news media or international NGOs.
  • Discretion: A thorough understanding of confidentiality needs and how to handle sensitive information.
  • Compliance and cybersecurity: Knowledge of best practices in these areas.
  • Technical and social media fluency: Competency across tech and social media platforms.

How to apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience (no more than one page) to info@newssafety.org with the subject line ‘Editorial Assistant Application’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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