First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Corporate Editorial Specialist

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Communications Function:

  • Assist in the communication of FQM Zambia’s social investment vision, voice and values to an internal and external audience.
  • Management of local PR staff and external media teams regarding quality, timeframes and professionalism of content creation deliverables.
  • Development of templates and style guidelines to foster consistency in FQM social investment publications and presentations.
  • Collaborate with external media and PR teams, Foundation managers and FQM Operations team in the creation of content-development strategies for various targeted audiences.
  • Collaborate with external media and PR teams, Foundation managers and FQM Operations team in the organisation of distribution of content.
  • Provide advice and input into content development and creative campaigns by other teams.

Content Creation Production:

  • Regular creation and illustration of FQM Zambia’s social and environmental success stories through the use of mixed media (writing, photography, video) formats.
  • Collaborate with external media teams in the dissemination of these stories through varied media channels.
  • Development and management of monthly editorial diary, overseeing uniform and pertinent coverage of topical social investment themes as guided by Foundation Managers and FQM Operations team.

Digital marketing:

  • Assistance with packaging and conversion of in-house content into concise and appealing digital online content for dissemination through external and internal FQM CSR channels.
  • Production of SE-optimised posts for social media channels: Facebook / Instagram / Linked In
  • Creation of FQM Zambia CSR Blog which can be linked to FQM global website
  • Supporting Role to PR staff
  • Advice, mentoring and training of local PR staff in writing, photography, editing and packaging of stories.
  • Management of local PR staff content submissions.
  • Creation and running of workshops to enable and empower staff to report in-house on their own projects.
  • Short and long-term development of a sustainable content-production system at Kalumbila and Kansanshi based on in-house staff creating regular valuable, engaging, clean and professional copy and photography.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Journalism or Communications
  • Experience required:
  • Minimum 10 years of professional media experience in journalism or media production.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in production and editing of corporate editorial media.
  • Professional photography experience with experience in corporate editorial photography, portrait and events photography.
  • Experience in the editing of in-house publications, technical corporate publications, online digital magazines
  • Experience in design conceptualisation and production of in-house publications, technical corporate publications, online digital magazines.
  • Proficient writer and editor with experience in writing, researching and reporting on regional social and environmental issues.

Digital marketing experience with knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation, and production of content for online platforms (blogs, social media channels).

Skills needed:

  • Conscientious attention to detail.
  • Self-driven and creative person with excellent interpersonal, leadership and management skills.
  • Proficient writer (minimum 5 years’ experience).
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, specifically the ability to grasp, digest and communicate specialised information surrounding sensitive themes to external audiences in a clear and effective manner.
  • Proficient editor
  • Professional photographer (minimum 10 years’ experience).
  • Professional photo editor
  • Competent graphic designer.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe InDesign
  • Extensive knowledge of professional camera equipment including on-location lighting equipment
  • Mac-based knowledge and experience.
  • Basic video editing skills using Apples Final Cut Pro X and Apple’s Motion 5.
  • Graphic Design skills using Adobe InDesign CC.
  • Experience with web-content management tools.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.

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