United Nations U: Communications Specialist (Japan)

“JobPrincipal Communications Specialist, Office of Communications, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: July 22, 2019.

Working under the supervision of the Head of Communications, and in close cooperation with other Office of Communications staff, the Principal Communications Specialist will:

  • co-create and support the implementation of UNU’s Global Communications Strategy

  • act as senior editor, writer, and content manager for UNU’s most-visited web properties — the flagship website and the primary research blog, Our World

  • write and edit op-eds, blogs, press releases, annual reports, newsletters, speeches, and other thought-leadership materials to promote the work of UNU

  • oversee and advise on the quality and tone of public facing content

  • source, produce, edit, and curate photography for UNU websites, print projects, events, and high-level UN Secretariat visits

  • collaborate with global development experts to transform complex academic outputs into compelling narratives, presentations, and communications products

  • curate content and develop messaging for UNU’s monthly e-newsletter INSIGHTs

  • coordinate/moderate content elements of UNU’s web/rebranding process and act as focal point/liaison between UNU communicators and content strategy vendor(s)

  • develop and lead trainings for UNU staff and students on topics including science writing and website content development

  • conduct other duties as assigned


Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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