Hot Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Prague

Required languages

EnglishProficient

Seniority / Experience

Specialist5+ yrs - communications/journalism/marketing/PA/gov. reltns

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

University

Category

Media jobs

  • Superior medical care
  • Retirement or life insurance contributions
  • Meal vouchers or meal contributions
  • Extra holidays
  • Courses and training
  • Contributions to sport, culture or past time activities
  • Sick days

RFE/RL seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking professional to supervise the activities of the Prague office of its Communications & Public Affairs team and lead communications, outreach, and events management in RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters promoting RFE/RL’s work as a mission-driven organization.

Working closely with the Director of Communications & Public Affairs and managing a small team of Prague-based staff, the incumbent will be responsible for managing RFE/RL’s public relations in the Czech Republic, as well as contributing to front-line support of RFE/RL’s journalists in Prague and in its broadcast countries. As such, s/he will be responsible for managing outreach to Czech government institutions and Prague-based civil society groups, VIP visits to the Hagibor headquarters, meetings and representational events for the RFE/RL CEO, and all Prague-based building tours, promotional campaigns, and awareness-building opportunities for RFE/RL.

 

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic professional with proven management experience and ability to react quickly and flexibly to evolving needs in a fast-moving environment.

 

Role Responsibility

 

As outlined in the job description, as a successful candidate your role will be to oversee and manage Prague-based daily activities of Communications & Public Affairs office, act as the public “face” of RFE/RL in Prague, liaising with Czech government officials, diplomatic community, and in-country partners and NGOs. You will coordinate with Director, Communications & Public Affairs on longer-term messaging on journalists in trouble and help generate content for RFE/RL press releases and digital communications platforms.

 

Are you the right candidate?

 

As the successful candidate you will have a record of success or combination of work experience and/or education in: communications, journalism, marketing, public/media relations, or public affairs/government relations and a strong understanding of international policy issues relevant to RFE/RL’s broadcast countries.  You will be familiar with EU political arena and have an understanding of international organizations such as the EU, OSCE, NATO and others.  You will be fluent in Czech with legal authorization to work in the Czech Republic.

Other job requirements (skills, education, etc.) can be found in the job description published on the RFE/RL job site.

 

Package Description

 

Job Title: Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Prague Office

Pay Level: Commensurate with skills and experience.

Contract: CZ local contract with standard benefits.

Base: Prague

 

Any offer of employment with RFE/RL will be conditional upon either having the legal right to be able to work in the Czech Republic or being able to receive a Czech work permit and residence visa.

 About RFE/RL  

 

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law. 

 

To learn more please refer to our web page: https://pressroom.rferl.org/about-us

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation. 

 

Privacy notice for applicants

 

RFE/RL, Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation funded by a grant from the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Due to  regulations imposed on RFE/RL in order to finance its operations and due to contractual arrangements between RFE/RL and USAGM set up in its Grant Agreement, RFE/RL must ensure that every candidate, who enters into the final stage of the selection process for a position at RFE/RL undergoes a pre-employment check from public sources and a ​background security investigation/check after the acceptance of RFE/RL´s offer letter.

 

With respect to the above, all applicants are informed that:

RFE/RL may use information from public sources during its selection process to perform one-time pre-employment checks which are conducted by RFE/RL; personal data (mainly name, surname, address, date of birth, personal identification number, telephone number, e-mail address) will be collected and processed by RFE/RL for a maximum period of one year.

Employment at RFE/RL is contingent upon the successful completion of a background security investigation/check performed after the acceptance of RFE/RL´s offer letter. Information about the collection and processing of personal data in this matter will be provided together with the offer letter.


If you believe you are qualified for this role and would be inspired to work in a dynamic setting, at an international media organization whose mission is to provide accurate and reliable news to countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established please refer to the RFE/RL job website to apply: https://www.rferl.org/jobs/detail/COM1450-2002.html

Only CVs with cover letters in English will be accepted.



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