With 57 participating States in North America, Europe, and Asia, the OSCE - the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - is the world's largest regional security organization. We work for stability, peace, and democracy for more than a billion people.
The Communication and Media Relations Section (COMMS) supports and advises the Secretary General and the OSCE Chairmanship on their media and public relations activities and informs the public about the work of the OSCE. COMMS also serves as the focal point for public statements from OSCE Institutions and Field Operations. COMMS produces and disseminates press releases, information materials and regular publications, maintains the public website and the Organization’s social media presence and promotes the OSCE’s values, principles and work.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head, Communication and Media Relations Section and in co-ordination with the Media and Online Officers, the selected candidate will responsible for editing and proofreading the Organization’s communications materials for print and online use, and facilitates the production and distribution of all Secretariat publications for external use. More specifically, the selected candidate will be tasked with:
1. Editing the Organization’s press releases, media advisories, and news items which have been prepared by colleagues in the Section or in the field operations to ensure that they are in compliance with the OSCE style guide;
2. Managing the process of long-term storytelling, including holding regular editorial meetings with COMMS colleagues and maintaining the Section’s editorial calendar;
3. Acting as a focal point and facilitating the production and distribution of all OSCE Secretariat publications for external use; providing editorial and production advice and ensuring compliance with OSCE style;
4. Liaising with relevant Secretariat staff in various departments, providing advice on design templates and the OSCE Style Guide; collaborating with the procurement and human resources departments to maintain rosters of editors and designers and develop terms of reference for printer and designer window contracts;
5. Managing the Organization's flagship periodical microsite on the OSCE public website:
-editing, and occasionally writing features,
-generating story ideas and commissioning contributions from internal and external authors, including expert presenters at OSCE meetings, and members of the OSCE-related academic community;
-working closely with authors to provide guidance and edit contributions,
-co-ordinating translation into other OSCE languages and managing dissemination to subscribers;
6. Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Communications and Media Relations Section (COMMS), please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 6,137 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.