SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become the lead for Media and Communications of SGAC Projects and Project Groups. The lead will work with and report to the Project Group Coordinators Alessandra Vernile and Joshua Critchley-Marrows.
Deadline for applications: Extended 30 September 2023
About the Project Groups
SGAC Project Groups (PG) operate as the largest international community of students and young professionals interested in the space sector. There are presently eleven PGs with a rapidly increasing membership base across all six global regions. Each PG is uniquely different, covering a majority of topics in the space sectors from space exploration and space technology to law and policy, diversity, and human rights. Each PG seeks to connect like-minded young professionals and students in their chosen field of interest, to deliver high-quality contributions to each specialization, and to help educate and develop the membership body to be future experts and leaders.
For more information on the group’s projects and activities, please check their webpages.
The Media and Communications lead is a volunteer who will support project coordination activities within SGAC, operating as part of the project coordination team. The Media and Communications lead will be expected to manage and coordinate all media output of the SGAC Project Groups. They will be expected to receive access to the greater SGAC LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts to help support promotion of the SGAC PGs. They will also operate closely with the SGAC PR and Communication Team. Creation of media content templates and liaising with external media partners will also be expected. Additional promotion mechanisms such as podcasts, news bulletins and press releases would also be encouraged.
In summary, their duties will include but not be limited to:
- Management and coordination of media output relating to SGAC PGs and projects.
- Organise media releases through SGAC media accounts including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- Communicate and operate alongside the SGAC PR and Communication Team and the SGAC Operations Manager.
- Create new and develop existing media templates for SGAC PG and project releases in cooperation with the SGAC PR and Communication Team .
- Work with SGAC PG Co-Leads and members to support development of new media releases.
- Liaise with external media partners on the topic of media content from SGAC projects.
- Explore and create new promotion mechanisms such as podcasts, news bulletins and press releases.
Estimated time commitment: On average 4 hours per week
- SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age at the time of appointment
- Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
- Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
- Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
- Possess a basic understanding of SGAC and the organisation’s Project Groups
- To have experience in a voluntary organisation. Experience in media and communications would be appreciated but not essential.
- Have the necessary time to allocate to support in their development
PG Coordination Team members are appointed for a term of two years, and may serve two consecutive terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.
This is your chance to help shape the future of the SGAC PGs. The PGs consist of a membership volume in the 1000s, with nationalities represented across the globe. You get to:
- Join a great team of young experts across all disciplines of the international space community
- Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
- Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network
- Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
- Possibly be nominated for SGAC leadership awards
- Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by Extended 30 September 2023 with the following documents as attachments:
- A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
- Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
- List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)
Only complete applications will be considered.
|Applications Open:||1 August 2023:|
|Applications Close:||30 September 2023:|
Review of applications and interviews will be done during the months of August and September.
The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of September or beginning of October.