Communications Specialist, Publications

23 Feb, 2021


Communications Specialist, Publications

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
Arlington, VA

Job Title: Communications Specialist, Publications

Reports to: Director of Strategic Partnerships

Location: TBD (remote through mid-2021)

Position type: Full-time employee

 At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in the United States.


About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

GFEMS issues funding across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom. The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at

Position Summary 

GFEMS seeks a highly qualified Publications Specialist to support the production and dissemination of knowledge products, research, and other publications by GFEMS and its partners. The individual will join a growing and energetic team working to raise the visibility of the Fund, forge greater collaboration, and share knowledge and actionable insights with partners, donors, and the anti-trafficking field.

As the Publications Specialist, you will support this objective by leading the development, drafting, design, and dissemination of GFEMS publications. You will identify key channels and effective formats for sharing our work with key audiences, create dissemination plans for targeted and meaningful engagement, create and design supporting materials used to execute these plans. This role has a direct impact on the Fund’s ability to influence and advance the anti-trafficking fight globally. You will be expected to be a highly motivated self-starter, agile, and able to prioritize competing requests and deadlines.

The Publications Specialist will play an active role in executing the overall communications strategy and in spearheading knowledge sharing activities for the Fund.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee the publications process from drafting through publication and dissemination, ensuring proper approvals and providing quality content review and editing.
  • Understand teams’ needs and objectives and translate them into dissemination strategies. Identify outlets and manage distribution lists to ensure exposure to appropriate audience members. Coordinate the distribution of publications to partners, donors, researchers, and members of the anti-trafficking field.
  • Lead the development and drafting of communications materials, including blogs, articles, digital assets, or other supporting materials for publication sharing and dissemination.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of these efforts.
  • Lead the design of regular publications such as policy or research briefings, newsletters, project and impact summaries, reports, and other publications as needed.
  • Manage the production of multiple publications simultaneously.
  • Liaise with editors and graphic designers, managing relationships with vendors as needed.
  • Collaborate across teams and share information to improve drafting and production processes.
  • Conduct other communications and support outreach activities (e.g., special events) as needed.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications, international development, international relations, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position. Experience with nonprofit and/or global development publications preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of AP style.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and disseminating publications. Proven ability to effectively use and summarize information in engaging and visually appealing formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to crafting and executing effective dissemination strategies for knowledge products, research, or other publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and cross-functionally within GFEMS and with external vendors. Can work remotely effectively.
  • High level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite tools (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in English language (written and oral).
  • Passion for the GFEMS mission.


To Apply

Email cover letter (max 1 page), resume, and a relevant writing sample to Please title document [firstname lastname] Publications Specialist and use the subject line “Publications Specialist.”



GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

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Job posted: 2021-02-23