9 July 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
3 September 2018
The Communication and Media Relations Section (COMMS) is part of the Office of the Secretary General, and promotes awareness and understanding of the OSCE’s work among outside audiences by working with the media, by developing an effective communications strategy, using all available tools and innovative new channels to increase visibility and engagement, and get the Organization’s messages across to key stakeholders as well as the general public.
This vacancy is for one internship position with the start date in September 2018.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Section is looking for internship candidates with multimedia and online communications skills to work alongside team members to develop multimedia products, including, but not limited to long- and short-form videos, interviews, photos, graphics and infographics, for posting on the OSCE website and social media platforms.
Candidates need to show an understanding of multimedia production and creation, online communication and demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative in its use.
Applicants should be under the age of 30 (on the date of the deadline of this vacancy) and from an OSCE participating State;
Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level, i.e. within one year of graduation, or recent graduates or postgraduates, with a background in film and/or TV production, photography, graphic design or a related field with advanced multimedia skills;
Experience and ability to work with photo, video and audio editing software from Adobe (Photoshop and Premiere);
Ability to produce and create podcasts, video, graphics and other relevant material for use both online and TV broadcasting;
Demonstrable skills in photography, videography, graphic design;
Professional fluency in English; ability to write in a fluent, journalistic style is an asset;
Ability to initiate ideas and to bring them to fruition as part of a team effort;
Ability to work in a team and establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds.
An understanding of the use of new technology for communications campaigns, including how to work with multiple audiences, and create and maintain networks of interest is an asset;
Previous work experience in press, public information, communications or media campaigns - preferably in an international or regional environment is an asset;
Working knowledge of other OSCE official language(s) is an asset.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Please note that the OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration nor reimburse travel expenses. However, selected interns who are non-residents of Vienna may be eligible for some compensation towards their living costs in Vienna.
The internship lasts three (3) to six (6) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
The selected intern will participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense but the OSCE will cover life and disability insurance.
How To Apply
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org.
Please note that the OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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