Communications Officer for the Mediterranean Marine Initiative

Posted on 24 November 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.
All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.
Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.
What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

Location:  Rome, Italy


Contract type: fixed term (2 years renewable)


Implement communications activities across the WWF marine project portfolio. Produce communications tools that target a diversity of audiences (international institutions, governments, local authorities, tourists, fishermen, local populations, investors, general public, donors, WWF network and partners, etc.) to gain support for Mediterranean Sea conservation and sustainability models implementation. support the Regional Team at WWF Mediterranean in ensuring the program meets deadlines, scheduling, developing project proposals and running events (internal and external).

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of communications strategies and activities;
  • Produce communications tools according to the projects objectives; media and social media material, publications, articles for newsletters and web sections, web sites, videos, events, etc;
  • Cross-check messages and contents with the relevant WWF experts and ensures they are understood and appropriate for key target groups;
  • Monitor media coverage, collects clippings and statistics, analyses quantitative and qualitative results;
  • Write stories for the project’s web sites and other media;
  • Support the production of the communications tools by collecting contents (e.g. figures, facts, news, stories, people for interviews, footage and pictures);
  • Collect material, information, data and analysis for completing projects reports communications components;
  • Carry out other tasks in case of the need of the project to change strategy or to increase outreach;
  • Support the Regional Team in running efficiently including meeting deadlines, weekly updates, scheduling of MMI all hands calls, CEO Board preparation;
  • Organize and update the internal team drive;
  • Support the preparation and development of project proposals including Environmental Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) procedures.
  • Organize/run local and international events.
  • Ensure that WWF standards, procedures and guidelines are respected and complied with;
  • Support the implementation of the MMI Strategy and its Action Plans;

·Support the development of project proposals and other fundraising initiatives.


What you need:

Required Qualifications:  
  • A University degree in communications/public relations/journalism or related field;
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in communications or related field.
Required skills and competences:
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Capacity to translate sophisticated conservation, science and policy projects into compelling communications opportunities;
  • Good experience in main communications fields – media, web, social media, events, publications, visual communications (photos and videos), advertising, campaigning, communications partnerships, etc;
  • Capacity to work on multiple projects and multiple tasks at the same time;
  • Ability to communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds;
  • Ability to work proactively and efficiently with tight deadlines, while maintaining good work relationships in the face of conflicting demands;
  • Result oriented person with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Knowledge of and passion for the communications field, its numerous diverse techniques and cutting edge approaches;
  • Embrace the WWF mission and values of the organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should prepare and submit: a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in English to the following e-mail address:
The subject should read “Comms Officer MMI
Deadline for applications: 18th December 2022.
Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce!