Associate Press Officer - French

Posted On: June 14, 2017

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: United Nations, Dpt. of Public Information, Meetings Coverage Section

Company Description

International organization
Position is with the United Nations' Meetings Coverage Section, Dpt. of Public Information

Job Description

• Covering meetings of the General Assembly and its Main Committees, the Security Council and other major bodies of the United Nations, as a member of a two-person coverage team that produces a speaker-by-speaker account of the meeting topped by a lead that summarizes the proceedings and highlights the most newsworthy aspects;
• Covering meetings alone, occasionally, when such single coverage is decided upon by an editor; the selected candidate must be able to take statements from the floor by listening to a speaker and summarizing what is being said while the meeting is in progress;
• Covering briefings given by top United Nations officials, Member States, and summarizing them and highlighting the most newsworthy elements;
• Researching, summarizing and preparing, on the basis of official UN documentation and other sources, background materials on specific topics or themes related to major meetings or conferences;
• Reporting accurately so that the press release is issued expeditiously;
• Performing other duties as assigned.


Fluent in French.
A first-level university degree in communications, journalism, international relations, political science or related field.A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, political science or a related area. Experience in journalistic writing, editing and live coverage of UN meetings desirable. Working under daily deadlines is required.

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Applications are due June 15 (close of business)