Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Know Hungary? Graduating in December? Consider the Communications Associate Position in the Embassy of Hungary

Position description

The Communications Associate enhances the effectiveness of the Embassy’s work by helping to implement the Embassy communications goals, promoting our work in the media, among policymaker and the general public. The Communications Associate plays a vital role in implementing the Embassy’s Social Media strategy.
The position is for a fixed one year term with a competitive remuneration package and possibility of extension.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer maintain, update, and create pages for the Embassy’s websites.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Public Affairs officer create original content to be used for newsletters, website and social media.
  • Contribute to writing English language background information papers on policy issues.
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer help conceptualize and create posts for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including press releases, web content, written by staff.
  • Respond to requests from the general public.
  • Other tasks that may arise related to communications.

Qualifications

  • Education: University degree in political science, communications, International Relations, or other relevant field. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to proofread and edit documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others in an international environment.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • General familiarity with and interest in Hungary and current issues in Hungarian-American bilateral relations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience  with website and email campaign management.
  • Familiarity with working with the press, including reporters, producers and editors.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media to enhance communications efforts.
  • Familiarity with Hungarian politics, economy and culture an advantage.

Application instructions

Deadline for applications is 31 November, 2015.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter, along with a brief writing sample (3-4 pages)  to peter.hlinka@mfa.gov.hu with “ Communications Associate ” in the subject line. Prospective candidates will be contacted throughout the application process. 
For any questions about this role and the application process, please contact Mihály Manchin at dsinger@mfa.gov.hu