We are looking for a PR Manager for MapInfluenCE and CHOICE (China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe) projects of the Association of International Affairs (AMO), which focus on the influence of China and other authoritarian regimes in Central and Eastern Europe. The PR Manager will be primarily responsible for the external presentation of the projects and building relationships with relevant stakeholders. We also expect him/her to be involved in the analytical and advocacy agenda of the projects. The ideal candidate is a PhD student or an advanced Master’s student in media studies, journalism, international relations, European studies, Asian studies, political science, security studies, etc. The work is part-time, based in Prague, with the possibility of work from home.

Responsibilities

  • cooperation on the implementation of international research and advocacy projects on China’s influence (and of other non-democratic actors) in the CEE region from July 2022 to June 2023 (with the possibility of extension)
  • planning and implementation of the PR strategy of the projects, managing the external presentation of the projects, and ensuring publicity for the project outputs in domestic and international media
  • managing the project website, social networks
  • systematic development of relations and communication with journalists, experts, and other relevant stakeholders in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • editing and proofreading of project outputs
  • recording and editing of monthly podcasts
  • possibility of analytical work

Requirements

  • understanding of the principles of successful communication and advocacy, previous experience in PR, political communication or marketing an advantage
  • excellent presentation and communication skills
  • originality, creativity, curiosity, persistence and discretion
  • knowledge of social media and web management tools
  • interest in Czech foreign and domestic politics and Czech-Chinese relations
  • excellent knowledge of Czech and English (written and spoken), Chinese or Russian an advantage (not a requirement)
  • meticulousness, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • ability to make own decisions, work independently and quickly
  • good analytical skills
  • experience in basic graphic design and creating visualizations an advantage

What we offer

  • 12-month contract (July/August 2022-June 2023) with the possibility of extension
  • part-time (80-100 hours per month) arrangement, work from home
  • start date July 1, 2022 (or by agreement)
  • opportunity to participate in unique (in global comparison) foreign policy projects
  • work in a leading Czech think-tank in the field of international relations
  • opportunity to develop your skills and join a professional international network
  • creative work with a high degree of personal responsibility and autonomy
  • space for your own initiative
  • work in a dynamic, friendly and stimulating environment
  • appropriate financial compensation

How to apply

Interested applicants can send their applications to the Leader of AMO’s China projects Ivana Karásková at ivana.karaskova@amo.cz by June 1, 2022, where any questions can also be directed.

Please attach to your application:

  • Structured CV
  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 A4 page, explain why you want to work for us and why we should have you on the team)
  • Written consent with the processing of personal data (in the body of the email)

Please indicate “PR Manager – China” as the subject of your email message. We will only contact candidates who advance to the second round of the selection process (no later than on June 13, 2022).

Thank you for your understanding.

About MapInfluenCE

MapInfluenCE is an international project, previously known as ChinfluenCE (2017-2020). Via its numerous research outputs, MapInfluenCE shapes the expert and public discussion on Chinese and Russian influence in Central Europe. Results of our research have been quoted widely in domestic media in each of the V4 nations and international media (New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Deutsche Welle and others). Also, we have presented our work in national legislatures as well as at the European Parliament. We assess and analyze the influence of authoritarian regimes on Central European countries, including Chinese influence on the media, efforts to encroach upon the academic sphere, co-opt local political elites, as well as the interplay of Russian and Chinese influence with regards to propaganda, disinformation and hybrid operations. We seek to combine academic research with advocacy and provide recommendations on how to respond and bolster our societies’ resilience to these influence efforts. Read more on the project website www.mapinfluence.eu.

About CHOICE

China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) is a multinational consortium of experts providing informed analysis on the rising influence of the People’s Republic of China within the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). CHOICE provides a platform for discussion, information sharing, best practices, and collaboration for its members monitoring and evaluating Chinese activity in the CEE. CHOICE offers grounded discussion to critically assess and analytically dissect China’s 16+1 initiative, Belt and Road, and other China-led initiatives targeting CEE countries. CHOICE is the premier organization for China watchers in the CEE to share insight, gather information and build a holistic understanding of China’s activities in the region. Read more at www.chinaobservers.eu.

About AMO

AMO is a non-governmental non–profit Prague-based organization founded in 1997. Its main aim is to promote research and education in the field of international relations. AMO facilitates the expression and realization of ideas, thoughts, and projects in order to increase education, mutual understanding, and tolerance among people. AMO represents a unique and transparent platform where academics, business people, policymakers, diplomats, media, and NGOs can interact in an open and impartial environment. Read more at www.amo.cz.