Position: Communications Officer (Seeking journalist or former journalist) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vital Strategies

A Communications Officer is sought to provide media advocacy and media relations assistance to support an integrated, strategic communication approach to help create public support for strong health policies, programs and measures. The Communication Officer will engage journalists, generate media stories, optimize social media, and implement a multi-platform strategy to support government and international partners’ efforts. They will also support efforts to run media campaigns.

Specific duties include:

  • Work closely with Vital Strategies, government and initiative partners to align work priorities;
  • Lead PR, media, and communications efforts for the initiative engaging with government and media professionals
  • Act as coordinator and facilitator of social marketing/paid media campaigns, working closely with Vital Strategies team, suppliers including creative agencies and media planners, as needed
  • Be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Journalism, PR, media, or communication background
  • Academic qualifications – at least Bachelor’s level
  • English language proficiency

How to apply

Please apply ASAP. We will hire when the right candidate has been found, which may be before the closing date.

Email a one page CV to [email protected] by 14 October 2022