available languages: englishdeutsch August 17, 2021

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two years, with the possibility of extension
Location: Berlin, Germany

Background

As the Communications Coordinator, based in Berlin and under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, you coordinate DRI’s global communications efforts and those of headquarters-based projects, and support the communications efforts of the country offices.

Specific tasks for this position include: 

  • Design and oversee the strategic direction for DRI’s communications across the organisation;
  • Coordinate communications processes in country offices, advising and supporting the development of local communications strategies and recruitment of local staff with communications responsibilities;
  • Lead press relations for the organisation, maintaining a network of journalists, identifying and following-up on new opportunities;
  • Coordinate DRI’s global digital presence through the DRI website, social media channels and newsletter;
  • In addition to the above, you will directly support projects led by headquarters, notably in Europe. This includes:
    1. Adapting and implementing project communications strategies based on project goals and plans, including digital strategies;
    2. Leading press outreach efforts for these projects and pitching opinion pieces in close cooperation with the authors;
    3. Work in close collaboration with project teams to develop accessible and attractive content for these projects, advising and shaping content for their intended audiences;
  • Create or coordinate the production of communications products for DRI projects, including stories that highlight the impact of DRI’s work, website content, audio-visual materials, infographics and other visuals.
  • Provide communications training as needed for staff across DRI headquarters and the country offices
  • Advise on programme and project development as they relate to the organisation’s communications efforts;
  • Supervise the work of the Communications Associate and any other member of the communications team at DRI headquarters;
  • Coordinate the work of external providers (e.g. editors, designers, website maintenance).
  • Any other related tasks as assigned.

 

Your skills and experience 
  • A minimum four years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications (including media relations, social media, public relations and advocacy), preferably in an international organization, non-governmental organization (NGO) or as a journalist, combined with several years of experience with writing, editing and production of communications material;
  • University degree in communications, media studies, journalism, political or social science, international affairs, or other related fields;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, including proven editing and writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of political and legal developments in the EU;
  • Experience in development and implementation of communications strategies and policies for non-profit organisations is an asset;
  • Previous work experience with print and online media in the EU and very good contacts in the EU media landscape, in particular to the leading media (TV, radio, print), is an asset;
  • Proficient IT skills, experience working with a website Content Management System and understanding of online publishing;
  • Experience preparing audio-visual materials and infographics for dissemination on the web is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-national and multicultural environment;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, knowledge of other European languages is an asset.

 

What we offer 

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 31 August. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
                           Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
                                                    Elbestr. 28 / 29
                                           12045 Berlin, Germany
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About us

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English.