Press officer - Läkare Utan Gränser - Journalistjobb i Stockholm
Press officer
Läkare Utan Gränser / Journalistjobb / Stockholm
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I Terms of Reference

The Press Officer reports to the Head of Communications and works closely with the Communication Officer and the Web Editor at the MSF Sweden office in Stockholm.

The Press officer actively collaborates with other sections' Communications personnel, Regional Information Officers in international media activities.

Except for short visits to other European MSF sections the post also includes accompanying journalists and/or photographers to the field and working as a Press Officer in emergencies.

II General Presentation

MSF Sweden was founded in 1993. As a partner in the international MSF movement, MSF Sweden exists to assist populations in danger by recruiting medical and non-medical volunteers, by raising funds and by raising awareness and pressuring for change through the act of temoignage, or advocacy.

From 1993 onward, as MSF has established itself in Swedish society as one of the foremost humanitarian organisations (accentuated by MSF receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999), Swedish media has become well aware of MSF's global presence, work and capacity. Media frequently contacts us for information, interviews with volunteers and other spokespersons as well as seeks our opinion on humanitarian issues.

III Visions of the post:
For MSF to be the best source of information in Sweden regarding populations in danger and the leading voice on humanitarian issues.
Through témoignage and information in the Swedish media, and various communications activities directed to the general public, make populations in danger visible in order to engage Swedish society, provoke action and be a catalyst for change

IV Responsibilities:
To serve, and pro-actively inform, media in Sweden with updated information on the humanitarian situation for populations in danger, MSF activities, campaigns and policies.
To coach and inform MSF interviewees and spokes persons on pertinent topics and MSF policies before interviews.
To assure and maintain a knowledgeable pool of expatriates for interviews.
To brief and instruct field volunteers about the basic rules for media work.
To be the gate-keeper for press material and deal with the internal/external information flow.
To support other departments on press issues and act as a creative resource for the office.
To contribute to the MSF movement with material (news stories, photos, films etc) from field trips and by being available to leave as an Emergency Press Officer when needed.
To organize press activities and campaigns.
To obtain and sustain an in-depth operational knowledge of MSF.
To maintain a good cooperation with other departments, especially Human Resources, Programs and Fundraising.

V Requirements

Good skills in Swedish and English, spoken as well as written.
Good knowledge of Swedish media as well as a good all-round education.
Background in journalism or experience from working within communications.
Good understanding of national and international processes and realities.
Flexibility, the ability to take own initiatives, handle stress well and be a good team player.
Humanitarian field experience

Knowledge of French, spoken as well as written.
Campaigning experience.
Previous MSF experience

For more information please contact Head of Communication, Frida Lagerholm +8 55 60 98 07 / +46 709 32 18 72 or email


Full time, one year. Starting as soon as possible.

Apply the MSF Sweden salary grid

Så ansöker du
Please email your CV and application letter in English.
Sista ansökningsdag 2007-11-18
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Läkare Utan Gränser
Box 4262
Telefonnummer: 08-55 60 98 09
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