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Communications and Content Manager


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-21

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting. 

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation.  The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the OECD. Both the IEA and the OECD seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-member countries of growing importance to the world economy. The Agency aims to foster the contribution of the energy sector to economic development and environmental sustainability across the globe.

The IEA seeks a Communications and Content Manager who is comfortable communicating on complex topics for a broad audience, accomplished at conveying key messages and turning around tight copy, and skilled at handling media relations. S/he will join the Communications and Digital Office (CDO), which is responsible for the IEA’s public communications, press relations, and online presence. CDO’s goals are to spread the IEA’s mission, messages and policy recommendations, and to help the public and global media gain a better understanding of major energy issues and the IEA’s leadership role on energy security and clean energy transitions. It crafts the Agency’s public communication, develops online tools, and handles the IEA’s social media accounts. The Communications and Content Manager will supervise a small communications team and work in close collaboration with the OECD’s Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (PAC) and cultivate awareness of communications good practices.

Main Responsibilities

Editorial production

  • Draft press releases, web articles, presentations, talking points, opinion pieces and other public communications material for use across all the IEA’s online platforms and public forums.
  • Help develop and refine the IEA’s topline messages and public narrative.
  • Write public materials for senior IEA officials.
  • Provide editorial input, including review and editing, for key IEA publications, reports and articles.
  • Help craft IEA messages on various reports, policies and initiatives.
  • Help write and produce the IEA newsletter.

Media relations

  • Manage a team of experienced press and communication officers with a view to increase the IEA’s impact and reach around the world.
  • Develop a strategic approach to the IEA’s media relations with a focus on key audiences.
  • Develop media campaigns around key themes, regions or countries.
  • Draft press lines and related material for media relations.
  • Support and help manage the IEA press office and field inquiries from journalists, arranging interviews and co-ordinating press launches and conferences.

Web and social media

  • Produce online content for the IEA website, including writing or editing articles, commentaries, announcements, graphics, interactive charts and other material.
  • Edit online commentaries and articles submitted for publication on the IEA website.
  • Review and edit IEA content for public release across social media channels.
  • Script and edit narrative content for videos.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced academic degree in communications, journalism, social sciences, or public policies or equivalent practical experience.

Professional Background

  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in journalism or communications, writing and drafting, preferably in an international and/or governmental environment.
  • Knowledge of social media tools and online web production.
  • Experience in public relations and media relations, including managing campaigns.
  • Some substantive background in the energy or environment field is preferred.
  • Ability to take complex technical information and make it understandable to a broad audience. 
  • Strong organisational skills and a methodical approach; ability to work independently with precision and to report on progress.
  • Experience managing a team and ability to work as part of a larger group are essential requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative, be innovative and establish positive and productive working relations in a multicultural workplace must be demonstrated.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important\: Achievement focus, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork and Team leadership, Diplomatic sensitivity
  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration

  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers 

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,308.99 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
  • Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.
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Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen late August and panel interviews are planned for end September.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates [who are nationals of OECD member countries], irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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