Location: Remote – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Part-Time
Seniority Level: N/A
Category: Fellowship

Overview

The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Nonresident Senior Fellow specializing in the Western Balkans. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting the organization’s mission to promote European values, stability, and integration within the Western Balkans region. This position offers an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the popular #BalkansDebrief podcast, cutting-edge analysis, and public and private programming aimed at advancing the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in representing the Europe Center’s #BalkansForward programming in engagements in Washington DC, in the Western Balkans, and in Europe.

This is a remote position in the Washington, DC area. Pay is commensurate with experience, education, and organizational equity, with offers starting at $70,000. 

Job Responsibilities

#BalkansDebrief production:

  • Lead the planning, production, and execution of the #BalkansDebrief podcast, ensuring high-quality content that engages audiences and promotes informed discussion on Western Balkans issues.
  • Coordinate with policymakers, experts, and stakeholders to secure interviews and discussions relevant to the region’s political, economic, and social dynamics.
  • Oversee post-production processes, including editing, sound design, and distribution.

External Engagement:

  • Represent the Europe Center as a thought leader on Western Balkans issues through participation in conferences, workshops, and media engagements.
  • Foster relationships with external partners, including government officials, diplomats, academics, journalists, and civil society organizations, to enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Research and Analysis:

  • Provide in-depth analysis on political, economic, and social developments in the Western Balkans region.
  • Monitor regional trends, emerging challenges, and opportunities relevant to European integration efforts and contribute thought leadership in these areas.

Program Management:

  • Shape the Europe Center’s Western Balkans portfolio and strategic direction.
  • Develop strategic approaches to accomplish the Center’s objectives.
  • Work with the Western Balkans team to translate programmatic objectives into deliverables.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of in-region experience in at least one Western Balkan country.
  • Fluency in at least one regional language or one European language is required.
  • 10+ years of public-facing media experience.
  • Familiarity with podcast production and social media management.
  • Advanced degree in political science, communication, international affairs, or related field.
  • Established relationships with the Washington DC political, think tank, and private sector communities which engage with the Western Balkans.

Explore the Program

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