The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center seek a motivated, talented, and creative communications professional who is eager to develop strong social media campaigns and product promotion strategies surrounding some of today’s most critical transatlantic policy issues. They will support efforts to generate positive attention for the Centers’ publications, events, and policy initiatives through the use of traditional and new media, marketing of events and publications, and development of relationships with journalists.
The ideal candidate will have experience with video editing, social media campaigns, website maintenance, e-mail marketing, and a background or serious interest in foreign policy related to Europe, including the European Union, and US foreign policy toward the region. They will provide strategic leadership and operational and administrative support for all facets of communications-related activities for the Europe Center. Opportunities to publish their own writing on Atlantic Council platforms may also be available.
They will report to the Director of the Europe Center and will also coordinate their work with the Atlantic Council’s Engagement Department
About the Europe Center
Europe is in the midst of a historic transition, the outcome of which is of great strategic importance to the United States. The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center promotes the leadership and strategies required to bolster the vision of a strong Europe advancing a better global future in partnership with the United States. The Initiative seeks to understand change in Europe and galvanize transatlantic leadership to solve global challenges.
Since the Atlantic Council’s founding, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. North America and Europe were the most effective force globally when acting together. Together, North America and Europe laid the foundations for a rules-based international order that offers the prospect of widely-shared security, prosperity, and freedom. Today, however, the core principles that defined the effort to build a more cohesive Europe are threatened by economic stagnation, external and internal security challenges, massive migrant and refugee flows, and sharp political divisions both within and among countries. Detractors from these principles, whether authoritarians, terrorists, or nihilistic non-state actors, seek strategic advantage at this time of distraction.
The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is premised on the belief that the United States has an enormous strategic stake in Europe’s future, and in a coherent and cohesive Atlantic community. Vision, leadership, and sustainable strategies are needed to protect and bolster this unique partnership as a force for good in the world.
The program aims to:
- Restore transatlantic leadership in the global economy and bolster the economic foundation of the transatlantic community’s international strength by advancing growth, innovation, and competition policies.
- Build a Europe, whole, free, and at peace, by reforming and restoring trust in an adapted European project, confronting backsliding, integrating the peripheries, and developing a long-term Russia strategy.
- Renew NATO and develop a more credible European defense pillar.
- Galvanize Europe on global challenges ranging from the wider Middle East and North Africa to the Arctic, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
- Build a transatlantic consensus on issues of global consequence, such as energy markets and supplies, international financial flows, climate change, cyber security, and disruptive technologies.
- Recommit to common values and ideals across the Atlantic and with other partners by fostering an international order characterized by rule of law, democracy, human rights, and free markets; and
- Develop the next generation of American and European leaders.
Strategic planning and project management:
- Establish processes for various types of content creation and promotionof both ongoing work to breaking news responses
- Draft and execute a comprehensive communications strategy to amplify the work of the Europe Center’s expertise, publications, events, and initiatives to various transatlantic audiences including the general public, policy community, and relevant local audiences in Europe
Video editing and output:
- Create short form and long form video content to promote the work of the Europe Center, including events, publications, and articlesWork across portfolios and issue areas to draft and maintain an editorial calendar of video output for long term projects and breaking news
- Create and update an archive of Europe Center videos and clips for use in future promotional materials
- Oversee long-form publications process by providing initial editing, liaising with comms team and Center staff on drafts, layout, photo selection, branding, and website and print publication
- Support the Council’s Editorial team in editing and publishing blogs, selecting photos, etc.
- Design and maintain Center and initiative marketing collateral in coordination with communications team
Digital & social media:
- Manage Center social media accounts, primarily Twitter but including Facebook and other platforms as needed
- Create or commission graphics and info graphics as needed for social and print media use
- Track social media analytics and provide recommendations to increase followers and reach
- Ensure Center presence on the AC website is regularly updated and conforms to AC style, including staff and nonresident fellow bios, center and initiative pages, and publication and event pages.
- Track website analytics and provide regular recommendations on improving viewership and readership
- Ensure past initiatives and content is migrated to new website and easily accessible
- Proactively seek out ways to improve Center presence on the website
- 2+ years of relevant work experience;
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field;
- Excellent English language written and oral communication skills; Additional language skills highly desired.
- Strong social media proficiency, particularly within the professional context;
- Prior experience in video editing and graphic design;
- Experience with WordPress and Marketo highly desired;
- Demonstrated experience or serious interest in the European Union, European countries, and the transatlantic community a plus;
- Strong administrative and organizational skills, with high attention to detail;
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well with a team in a dynamic environment and ability to work independently and proactively;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with senior officials, scholars, journalists, staff, and interns.
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