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Associate Director of International Communications

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, seasoned, and proactive Associate Director of International Communications to play a leading role in CTFK's efforts to improve the reach and quality of media coverage aimed at reducing tobacco use and its deadly impact worldwide. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Qualified candidates will understand and have proven experience utilizing the media as a critical component of policy advocacy campaigns, providing technical support and capacity building to organizations in the strategic use of media in advocacy, and will be a strategic partner to CTFK colleagues and civil society organizations in selected countries in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.

The new Associate Director will play an important role in supporting and training NGO partners in specific low- and middle-income countries to improve the quantity and quality of media coverage in those countries, as well as improving the capacity of the media to report on tobacco control and related issues. S/he will assist organizations and networks in the selected countries to develop and implement media advocacy strategies and implement programs such as journalism fellowships and workshops. Reporting and working closely with the Director of International Communications, the Associate Director will develop media programs in support of tobacco control policy objectives and organizations in selected countries; and serve as both strategist and consultant to regional and country teams, grantees, and key partners to further the advocacy goals and communications objectives.

The ideal candidate will offer proven experience using the media as a tool for policy change with a deep understanding of the elements of both campaign development and implementation paired with ability to leverage the power of civil society to achieve policy change goals. S/he will bring an ability to develop and implement media and communications strategies in support of policy change and implementation in low- and middle-income countries; minimum of seven years relevant experience in media relations, public relations, consulting or advocacy campaigns; experience working at the international level and in cross-cultural settings; and ability and desire to travel overseas periodically.

This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants possessing work visas permitting long-term, permanent employment in the US. More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at:

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary history, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.