Prague Security Studies Institute Vacancy Announcement: Communications Manager

 
 

18 Jul 2022/PSSI

PSSI is looking for a Communications Manager to implement, and further enhance, the Institute’s communications strategy to ensure proper visibility and outreach of PSSI’s programmatic activities.

Working for PSSI means being part of a community of security professionals dedicated to safeguarding democratic values, safety, prosperity, and the rule of law. For over 20 years PSSI has been organizing high-level events with the world leading security experts, governmental representatives, and academia while tailoring key policy responses to emerging security challenges and training new generations of security professionals. 

It is initially a part-time position (20 hours a week/at least 1.5 days at the office/flexible working hour) with a compensation of at least 15,000 CZK/month that will be adjusted after the probation period. The actual compensation will depend on qualifications and experience in the field.

Description of Duties

The Communications Manager will communicate the Institute’s research results, analytical and outreach products, as well educational activities, events, and other undertakings.

Based on seniority and experience he/she will also work on the development of the Institute through the planning of improvements, coordination techniques, and structuring of an annual communications strategy proposal. This strategy will help position the Institute in the national security community, strengthen its networking capability, and help relevant organizations and individuals understand the Institute’s work, goals, and policy advocacy.

Such a strategy will be developed and implemented under the supervision of PSSI’s Managing Director and Director of Operations.

The Communications Manager will likewise be responsible for managing the Institute’s website to ensure consistent and effective branding.

Specifically:
● Promotion (online and offline) of PSSI, its brand, fellow expert colleagues, PSSIs, programs, projects, and events.
● Coordination of communications in various media (audio, video, text) and through multiple channels (website, social media, email, events, etc.), in coordination with the Managing  Director and Director of Operations and/or relevant Program Managers.
● Over time continuous improvement of the overall communications outreach for our programs. Development of associated communications components targeting relevant audiences and stakeholders (i.e., the public, students, expert community, government and corporate stakeholders, media/journalists).
● Being the focal point for the development and coordination of PSSI's communications tasking internally (with members of the PSSI team), as well as subcontractors (e.g. graphic designers, video production/editors, web designers/programmers, etc.)

Requirements

● Graduate student in communications, marketing, social sciences OR a professional with relevant experience
● Interest and orientation in areas related to PSSI’s Programs
● Excellent written and oral English and Czech skills are a prerequisite
● Excellent knowledge in digital communications and tools (mainly Facebook (including Business Manager), LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram; photo-editing software; MailChimp; Canva)
● Understanding copyrights for multiple platforms
● Active communications mindset, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and capacity to work as an integral part of the PSSI team while preserving an independent mindset.
● Outside communication experience and an interest in national and international security is a prerequisite to joining PSSI.

We Offer

● Work on cutting-edge national security topics in one of the most renowned security policy think tanks in the Czech Republic and Central Europe
● Access to educational and social events with a unique potential to expand social networks
● Representative office close to Petřín and the Prague castle
● Travel opportunities
● Flexible working hours

We value our working relationships based on teamwork, cooperation, and respect. We take pride in gender diversity, encourage and support opportunities to grow, try new approaches and ways for developing our activities together with our careers.

To Apply
PSSI accepts applications by citizens of the EU and NATO countries, with a preference for a Czech national.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, a motivation letter, and any recommendations (if available) to: kalisky@pssi.cz, with the subject: “PSSI Communications Manager Application” before 15 August 2022.