Are you interested in helping people understand what old growth forests are and how to protect them? Do you want to shine a light on Danube’s “Dinosaurs”, on how climate change affects Bulgaria, why it is valuable to have protected areas or how nature conservation helps the business?
As part of WWF you will be able to create content on various nature conservation topics, promote interesting stories from Bulgaria and around the world, and contribute to a better media environment in the country.
WWF Bulgaria is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly creative team player with a proven passion for public communications for the position of Press Officer. We’re looking for a professional with solid knowledge of the media environment, awareness of recent trends and developments.
As part of the Communications team, the jobholder will be responsible for the strategic planning of media content for WWF, promotion of WWF’s brand and messages in the media. The Press Officer will be in charge of creating media and web content and overall communication of WWF’s activities in the media and WWF's websites, combining projects and campaign activities and creating a strong unified image of the organization. Other responsibilities include:
- Build WWF Bulgaria’s strategy for work with the media and manage the media relations
- Elaborate and implement the annual media relations plan and budget for WWF Bulgaria, in close collaboration with conservation project managers and finance department
- Monitor and analyses the implementation of the media plan
- Work closely with the rest of the communications department to ensure media work best matches with other communication channels
- Organize and conduct media events, media trainings and journalistic trips
- Develop and distribute media press releases, invitations, interviews, photo and video materials to the media, offer spokespersons, coordinate media participations and media partnerships
- Process and publish press releases and other media materials on WWF sites and WWF social networks in collaboration with the organization's digital expert
- Maintain and constantly enhance WWF’s network of media contacts
- Keep an up-to-date database of media materials
- Organize regular, in-house media training for the employees of the organization
- Participate in the planning of communication activities on project proposals, regarding media
What we look for?
- University degree in journalism, public relations or related discipline
- Minimum 3 years’ experience on a similar position
- Experience as a journalist, working with media, leading public communication campaigns and crisis communications
- Experience in marketing or advertising is an advantage
- Very strong communication skills (written and spoken), ability to create effective and impactful content in English and Bulgarian
- Good computer literacy, mobile devices and website management skills
- Strong web content creating and editing skills
- Good organizational skills
- Creative and strategic thinking
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain positive attitude
- Interest and motivation in the area of nature protection
What’s in it for you?
- The opportunity to make a difference
- Challenging and fulfilling work in one of Europe’s most exciting eco-regions
- Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context
- Varying tasks and independent work style
- pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment
- A competitive salary according to NGO standards
If you are up to the challenge, we invite you to submit your CV and cover letter in English to the attention of Tsveta Petrushinova, HR Manager at email@example.com no later than 21 March 2018.
Please understand that we can only contact short-listed candidates. For more information about WWF, check our website: http://wwf.bg.