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Royaume-Uni, LondonRoyaume-Uni, London

Portland Communications

Date de publication 19.06.2024

Executive (English with French) - International Development

Portland is a strategic communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organizations, brands, governments, and individuals in the UK and around the world. We have global offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi and Berlin.

We are pioneers in integrated communications campaigns, helping clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and media coverage - and deliver global communications campaigns across multiple platforms.

Our teams of experienced consultants invest time to understand clients from the inside out, work with them to set clear strategic direction, and then bring the whole of Portland's abilities to bear to deliver on their objectives.

International Development Team

Portland's International Development team advises some of the most exciting purpose-led corporations, philanthropic organisations and development organisations in the world on communications strategies and campaigns.

We help our clients achieve change and engage audiences on the most pressing sustainability issues and the 2030 agenda. We help our clients to stand outin the media, reach new audiences on social channels, run events all around the world, and launch high impact campaigns.

Our team brings together experts from the highest levels of the media, politics, advocacy and campaigning.

The Role

Our International Development team is looking for an Executive to work on clients across a mix of global development issues, such as climate change, global health, gender equality, etc. Professional fluency in French will be required.

As an Executive, youwill be required to carry out the following key tasks within the International team:
  • Staying on top of trends and news in the international development space
  • Supporting with the delivery of client programmes across philanthropy, global health, and climate sectors
  • Drafting communications content including press releases, opinion pieces, website copy, and social media posts, etc.
  • Conducting global media activities, including sell-ins to global anglophone and francophone media, preparing journalist biographies and briefing notes for clients
  • Preparing and maintaining media distribution lists for press releases
  • Carrying out research and analysis to inform client strategies, including digital, media, and policy audits


Key Requirements
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in international development, global health or sustainability,
  • Previous experience or internships in policy, communications, media relations and digital campaigning beneficial


What we offer in return:

We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business. We regularly reward and promote success, and actively encourage staff to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.

Our remuneration package also includes our competitive pension contributions, private healthcare life assurance cover, company contribution to gym membership, wellbeing workshops and activities, company parties, lunch contribution each week and much, much more!

At Portland we take a flexible approach to work and encourage our colleagues to do the same. All our roles are open to flexible working requests, and we will consider all options during our recruitment process. This includes but is not limited to: flexible hours, home working, compressed hours and job sharing.

In addition, every permanent member of staff that works at Portland is eligible for our annual profit share. When Portland thrives, all of our people share in that success.

Other information

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued. In addition, the length of the recruitment process varies based on the vacancy needs. Traditionally, the process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. Therefore, your patience is greatly appreciated.

Department International Role Executive Locations London Remote status Hybrid Remote

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