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Junior Communications Consultant, Digital


The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. Headquartered near Mexico City, CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The Center receives support from national governments, foundations, development banks and other public and private agencies.

The Corporate Communications department of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is seeking a candidate for a one-year, paid consultancy.

The Junior Communications Consultant, Digital will be based in the organization’s global headquarters in Texcoco, 40 km outside of Mexico City. She/he will work full-time in the following duties:

  • Manage CIMMYT’s social media accounts
  • Create and post engaging social media content
  • Coordinate online campaigns around international days, events and conferences
  • Track social media indicators and write monthly and yearly reports
  • Support the development and the implementation of CIMMYT’s online strategy
  • Write scripts, record, produce, edit and publish podcast episodes
  • Write, edit and proof  articles for the website, the intranet, annual reports and other channels
  • Draft and edit content for brochures, posters, presentations and publications
  • Support content management on the website and the intranet
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of CIMMYT special events
  • Monitor media for CIMMYT mentions and agricultural development-related articles
  • Other tasks as required

The ideal candidate will be able to commit for at least one year and have an undergraduate degree in communications and/or journalism, a proven interest and experience in social media and online platforms. She/he will also have excellent writing and/or editing skills in English. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop/Lightroom and Audition in particular) will be a strong asset. Knowledge of Spanish, science, agriculture and agricultural development are advantages.

 CIMMYT offers junior consultants a monthly stipend paid in US dollars, a housing allowance, health insurance and an airline ticket to and from Mexico. CIMMYT will assist in obtaining necessary travel documents, including a visa.

To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, a resume, two writing samples, and contact information for two references to: Rachel Cramer, Corporate Communications, r.cramer@cgiar.org

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.