Media and Public Relations Manager (div/f/m)

Job offer at the Berghof Foundation; Application Deadline: September 15, 2019

The Berghof Foundation is searching for a Media and Public Relations Manager (div/f/m) in Berlin, starting as soon as possible.

The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation working to prevent political and social violence and to achieve sustainable peace around the world. We have over 45 years of experience in peace support, conflict transformation research and peace education. Headquartered in Berlin, the NGO is run by a diverse team and works with local partners around the world.

The organisation has tripled in size over the past five years and has recently decided to invest in communications as part of its further growth strategy. The Communications Department was established in October 2018 and we are now looking for experienced and motivated professionals to join the team and build up the areas of media and public relations as well as online communications in order to increase the organisation’s visibility.

Tasks:

Ensure timely and clear communication of the Berghof Foundation’s activities, impact, positions and messaging to external audiences by:

  • Developing communications plans and media relations for global and regional/thematic work
  • Handling interview requests and building relationships with key media
  • Identifying opportunities to reach new and existing audiences
  • Drafting content for the media and the website, including press releases, web features, blog posts, opinion pieces
  • Promoting and managing events in the new conference space
  • Planning launches of major publications and providing support for the publications process
  • Ensuring professional and necessary standards in design, tone and method of communications
  • Creating marketing materials to support fundraising efforts
  • Providing communications training to staff and supporting spokespeople in interview preparations, as required

Qualifications:

  • University degree in communications, political science, journalism, international affairs or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communications in an international or media organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations, publications launches and events promotion essential
  • Excellent communications skills in both English and German (both to native speaker standard) required
  • Excellent writing and editing skills essential
  • Knowledge of the German as well as international media market
  • Experience in developing advocacy and public campaigns as well as marketing materials desired

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative and creativity
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • High level of intercultural competence, diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • Additional languages, in particular Arabic and/or Spanish are an asset
  • Knowledge of and considerable interest in peace and conflict issues and/or international affairs

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