Vacancy: Communications Officer

The Prague Civil Society Centre is looking for a Communications Officer to join our international team and help us support civil society across Eastern Europe & Central Asia.

The role is full-time, based in our office in Prague.


Overview

We want somebody who knows a thing or two about civil society, human rights, technology, international relations and the countries where we work. You’ll have a sharp attention to detail, know your way around an op-ed, be able to write a snappy facebook post, and have confidence representing the Centre with donors, academics and practitioners.

If selected, you’ll be responsible for drafting and editing all of our English-language comms – social media, calls for applications, website articles, annual reports, external op-eds and anything else that pops up. You’ll help devise and shape the public image of the Centre and boost our reputation internationally – in Prague, Brussels, London & beyond. You’ll also be getting stuck into the fundraising side of the organisation – talking with donors from governments and private foundations, writing funding proposals, and packaging case studies and stats to demonstrate the great work which we support.

If that sounds like you – check out the full criteria below and get your application across to us before 23.00 on Sunday 14 April.


Role & Responsibilities

As our Communications Officer, you’ll be challenged to:

• Draft and edit calls for applications so the best and brightest want to attend our events
• Devise, research and write articles for international publications to spread the word about what we do and why we do it
• Craft engaging case studies for our website and annual review to showcase the important work of those we support
• Create a buzz and drive high engagement on our social media channels (facebook & telegram, at the moment)
• Build relationships with journalists in the Czech Republic and across Europe to secure coverage for the Centre and our partners
• Keep the Centre’s new website (launching soon) fresh, lively and up-to-date by creating, editing and uploading multimedia content
• Devise and execute comms plans to boost coverage around our public events
• Oversee (and enforce) our visual style & brand guidelines
• Help write pitches, proposals and evaluation reports to support our fundraising activities


Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

• Native-level English and a fresh, professional writing style
• Proven success in a communications, public relations, editing or journalism role
• Degree-level education in a relevant field, like humanities, social sciences or East Europe/Russia studies
• Ability to use various software packages to create visually-appealing presentations, documents and reports
• Strong understanding of the international media landscape, and what outlets are relevant for us
• Knowledge of what’s going on in politics, economics or civil society in Eastern Europe & Central Asia
• Capacity to work in a team of a dozen nationalities where you’ll hear at least 3 different languages spoken every day
• Shared commitment and belief in our values
• Some knowledge of Russian, Czech or another language of Eastern Europe or Central Asia would be a big plus


How to apply

Still interested?

Then send us, in PDF format:

• Your CV of no more than 2 pages (we’ll stop reading it after that)
• A covering letter of up to 700 words (we value brevity)
• If you’ve been published, links to up to 5 examples of your writing or journalism (articles, reports, podcasts, videos)

The deadline is 23.00 (CET) on Sunday 14 April 2019, and our email is: jobs@praguecivilsociety.org.

We expect to receive a lot of applications, and unfortunately we will only be able to reply to those who are shortlisted. If you haven’t heard anything by the end of May, it means you’ve not been successful on this occasion.

Good luck!