Job vacancy

Media Officer (US)

Washington D.C.
Salary range:
Join Global Witness as a Media Officer and help us create powerful and persuasive messages across the US and beyond.

About Global Witness

Global Witness works to expose and challenge the underlying causes of the climate emergency.
We’ve been creating change for over 20 years, from alerting the world to blood diamonds to halting forest destruction deals.  Our investigations have changed the world.

We are looking for a Media Officer to join Global Witness for 12 months.

About the role

As US Media Officer you will support the organization’s communications efforts by creating engaging and targeted content to help amplify our campaigns and investigations, build our profile in the US, and increase our power base. You will contribute to helping the organization raise its profile and secure top tier media coverage in the US.

You’ll work in close collaboration with our talented communications team, policy advisors and campaigners in London, Brussels and Beijing and be part of a talented communications team – always on the frontline of new digital and media trends, and producing high-quality communications outputs that help Global Witness’ campaigns and investigations.

About you

You are motivated and passionate about communications and social justice. You have experience creating compelling and relevant content – whether blogs, social media, film scripts or reports – that is both fresh and engaging. You are organized, diligent and work well under pressure. You bring creative ideas to the table and are proactive in turning this ideas into reality.

You know how to write a clear and strong pitch, and understand what drives media consumption and what kind of stories would fly with the press, public and policymakers. You want to make the world a better place and fight for social justice.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 vacation days (excl. Federal holidays), healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in Washington D.C. and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Washington D.C, US. We are currently trialing a new hybrid working model for 2022 that requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week.


Please send in your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to: [email protected].
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.