Communications officer

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20 Jan 2022

Communications officer- CEE Bankwatch Network z. s.

These are exciting times in central and eastern Europe, as a just transition away from fossil fuels is thriving, and we’re looking for a communications officer to support this movement.

The communications officer will work across our network of 16 members in 14 countries to identify powerful stories from the grassroots and share them with our audiences. The ideal candidate will have had success pitching media stories to European outlets and rely on a strong network of reporters across the EU.

This candidate will be comfortable working in a remote setting whilst being able to bring online communities closer together using the latest digital tools.

The candidate will join a dynamic team with staff in Prague, Warsaw and Belgrade that supports the network with outreach and the development of communications skills.This candidate will be comfortable working in a remote setting whilst being able to bring online communities closer together using the latest digital tools.

Person specification

  • Proven track record of successfully pitching media stories and maintaining relationships with journalists
  • Excellent writing skills and command of English
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the latest trends in digital communications, including managing social media channels and WordPress sites
  • Knowledge of EU energy and environmental politics and an affinity with the Bankwatch mission
  • Familiarity with the region is an asset
  • Experience working remotely in decentralised environments; international experience a plus

Job description

  • Coordinate international media responses to EU energy and environment developments and pitch stories to media
  • Identify stories from member groups and partners for developing op-eds, blogs and multimedia content
  • Promote Bankwatch content through and maintain social media and online media outlets
  • Provide Bankwatch campaigners with strategic communications support


  • The post of the network communications officer is flexible and should be based in one of the offices of our member groups in central and eastern Europe.

Position type and duration

  • 0,8 – 1 FTE workload, fixed contract until the end of 2022, with the possibility to extend the contract after.


  • Competitive salary for international NGOs from central and eastern Europe, salary is calculated based on location and commensurate with work experience.
  • Bankwatch is an employer respectful of and committed to the overall well-being of its employees. Employee rights are respected and represented by the staff council.
  • Applicants should have the necessary legal status to work in one of our member group countries.

To apply

Please submit a CV detailing relevant experience and submit a letter outlining your motivations for the position. Click here ‘to apply’

We will consider applications until 26th January 2022 and then on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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