Social Media Assistant – Temporary

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OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Social Media Assistant – Temporary

  • Full-time
  • Grade: CF2

Company Description


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.

Directorate for Communications (COM)

Under the guidance of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the redesigned Directorate for Communications (COM) is to maximise the reach and impact of the OECD and its work through clear, cutting-edge, evidence-based communications carried out in conjunction with policy directorates. The Directorate carries out its functions in accordance with the OECD Communications Strategy and pursuant to Annual Communication Plans for which it is responsible, steering organisational efforts on strategic priorities and supporting policy directorates in their communications to specialised audiences. Working in concert with communications professionals across the OECD, it drives forward a coherent communications function, serving as a standard setter for excellence and measuring communications impact. It leads on corporate level media, social media, stakeholder and parliamentary engagement; the architecture and implementation of the Organisation’s online presence, including multimedia digital content; and the dissemination of OECD publications, while performing an important role in risk identification and management in the public sphere. The Directorate holds as a core value an agile, collaborative and supportive culture marked by positive interaction and accountability among professionals.

Within this Directorate, the mission of the Media, Social Media & External Engagement Division is to amplify to policy audiences and the public the Organisation’s key priorities as defined in the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General and in the annual communications plan discussed in the Council. Specifically, the division will work with communicators across the Organisation (ONE communications function) to: 

  • Support OSG in communications by the Secretary-General.
  • Deliver the OECD’s data, analysis, and recommendations to policy and public audiences through strategic, targeted media and social media engagement and newsletters in close co-operation with the division on digital communications, web and publications and the communications impact, standards, and capacity building division.
  • Co-ordinate the Organisation’s corporate presence and reputation across these channels.
  • Co-ordinate the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, including by fostering directorates’ engagement with relevant legislators.
  • Co-ordinate key civil society relationships including with BIAC, TUAC, and youth in co-operation with directorates while informing, supporting, and reporting on directorates’ targeted outreach.
  • Define media, social media and external engagement policies, standards, and processes in co-ordination with the Division on impact, communications standards & capacity building.

Job Description

The Directorate for Communications is looking for a Social Media Assistant to work in the Social Media team and help drive social media effort on behalf of the OECD. She/He will have knowledge about social media channels, creation of content, engagement strategies and monitoring. He/she will work under the guidance of the Head of the team.

Main Responsibilities

Social Media content and editorial

  • Provide input to the social media strategy, going beyond dissemination, to improve impact, and better engage with OECD’s audience, in line with communications priorities and planning calendars
  • Stay abreast of OECD substantive discussions to propose a conherent editorial calendar
  • Create social media visual storytelling, series and campaigns and post accross different social media platforms.
  • Work closely with the Digital Studio, Campaigns and Media teams to ensure compelling visual content, is delivered for social media (video, graphs, dataviz …) consistent with a strong visual identity, immediately recongnisable
  • Propose A/B testing or other pilot testing.

Monitor and improve

  • Regularly propose ideas on how to improve the OECD’s social media presence.
  • Track metrics and provide regular reports on social media performance with key insights and lessons learned
  • Evaluate social media channels (LinkedIn, X, Instagram, Facebook,  Youtube) with a view to improve
  • Listen to OECD’s audience to feed campaigns with strategic insights.

Training and Knowledge sharing

  • Build corporate expertise: ensure social media governance, disseminate best practices among social media practioners within the directorates of the OECD 
  • Steer innovation and inspire
  • Oversee and advise on investment in new and existing tools, etc.


Academic Background

  • Relevant experience or education preferably in communications, journalism, international relations, economics, political and social sciences, or related field.

Professional Background

  • You speak social media: (LinkedIn, X, Instagram, Facebook,  Youtube , you name it. You have knowledge of today’s top social platform.
    • You have an experience in producing content plan and visual content for social media (in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Canva or video editing tools) to meet high standard, and organising workflows to tight deadlines.
  • You know that monitoring and listening is an essential part of social media:
    • You know your way around metrics and insights and know how to provide competitive insights, to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s to come, drive results, and inform future content strategy;
    • You have experience with conducting  keyword, trend and audience research;
  • You possesses a good knowledge of social media monitoring and analytics tools, interpretation of data.
  • You thrive in an environment that requires constant learning and innovation.
  • You are curious and a team player:
    • Act as day-to-day social media lead across multiple campaigns, and among OECD Directorates;
    • Cultivate and maintain in-depth knowledge of social media platforms and trends.
  • You have the knowledge of the OECD’s substantive outputs and a sense of how OECD work is seen or the capacity to learn quickly.

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 1); Enable People (Level 1); Ethics and Integrity (Level 1); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 1); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 1).
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of third language would be an asset.

Additional Information

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 23:59 (Paris time).

Contract Duration

  • Six months’ temporary assignment.
  • Ideal start date: August 2024

Salary Information

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at 2,670 EUR.
  • Please note that the appointment may be made at one grade lower in the specified job family, based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

What the OECD offers

  • Click here to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work.
  • Click here to browse our People Management Guidebook and learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and many other policies supporting staff in their daily life.

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