Media Manager, Canada (3 Month Temp Cover)

Media Manager, Canada (3 Month Temp Cover)


ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s supporters are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.


The Media Manager is responsible for leading the Canadian communications efforts by developing and executing social media and media strategies, and pitching media, with an expanded focus on earned media coverage in local markets. The Media Manager works with the broader North America Communications team to execute ONE’s media strategy in North America. The Media Manager will be an experienced communications professional with a demonstrated interest in development issues and the ability to communicate complex issues concisely. They will use their creative intelligence to help us increase the media’s coverage of international development, influencing policy change through the media. Experience of working with development journalists within the Canadian media and existing contacts in this field would be a distinct advantage.

The Media Manager, based in Canada, is an important role within the North America Advocacy Team and reports directly to the Canada Director.

This temporary cover lasts from November 2021 to March 2022. Application deadline is end of day on October 25th and the position has a target start date of Monday, November 8th. Please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening.



  • Develop and manage media campaigns in close cooperation with the Canada team, and global teams as needed
  • Support the Canada Director by creating a strategy to strengthen their role as national spokesperson for ONE in Canada
  • Assist with the development of strategic communications plans for projects in Canada, with the coordination of global communications projects
  • Generate an effective annual media strategy that is integrated into the Global Annual Plan (GAP), to earn news coverage and shape news coverage through press releases, blog posts, letters to the editor, op-eds, talking points and other messaging materials
  • Develop and manage media lists, including journalists, reporters, media organizations, reporters/editors in national and local media markets Develop expert knowledge of ONE policies, campaigns and evolving political environment at the national and state levels
  • Post news releases and relevant content to the ONE website
  • Track and monitor media coverage of ONE and its issue
  • Develop relationships with, and devise media strategies for, local ONE staff and members
  • Strategically manage messaging and content for online and social media platforms i.e. Twitter, Facebook etc.
  • Integrate media and supporter engagement strategies in the development of ONE’s global and national campaigns, including planning, messaging and tactics
  • Manage the production of supporter communications, working with the Global Campaigns team, and country campaign managers and others as required
  • Create campaign assets, analyze campaign performance and provide reports to other teams in collaboration with the wider Engagement & Mobilization and Communications & Content teams.
  • Supervise and guide the work of the Campaigns Coordinator
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Political Science, Public Relations or related field preferred
  • A minimum of six years’ relevant professional experience preferably within a PR agency, policymaker or political organization, non-profit organization, newsroom, or similar environment
  • Proven track record in pitching securing earned news coverage in mainstream media outlets
  • Strong, established relationships with journalists, especially in Canada
  • Strong knowledge of, and interest in, Canadian politics, foreign affairs and/or global development
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without restrictions


  • An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization
  • Highly organized, analytical, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Collaborative approach and strong interpersonal skills
  • Remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations
  • Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Takes action and is results focused
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Independent problem solver


Fluency in English required. Bilingual skills in French preferred.


Ability to travel to international and/or domestic locations as needed.


Remote work and/or standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Are you ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease? Please submit a resume and cover letter to this opening at ONE jobs!

ONE is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please visit the Contact Us page on the web; ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.