The Embassy of Sweden in Skopje is looking to hire a Public Diplomacy Officer on a temporary basis until the current employee returns from an extended period of leave (minimum one year).
Tasks and responsibilities
Develop, extend and enhance the impact of the Embassy's digital communications and public diplomacy work.
Contribute to Embassy activities through the use of integrated and strategic public communication, mainly through social media but also with TV stations, newspapers and magazines.
Coordinate social media activities with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and arrange promotion activities with the Swedish Institute.
Native proficiency in English and Macedonian (written and spoken) is required. Knowledge of the Swedish and/or Albanian languages is a merit. Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills are required.
Master's degree in communications/PR, marketing, political communication or equivalent is a merit.
Energetic, engaged, outward and creative personality. Interest in and knowledge about Sweden and the EU. Well acquainted with Macedonian media, politics, culture and society.
Well acquainted with the social media landscape of Macedonia (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and very skilled in the usage of various social media platforms.
Confident in working strategically with communication according to defined target groups, purposes, messages and effective choice of means of communication.
Extensive local network, especially in the fields of media and culture.
Knowledge of graphic design and organization of public events.
Send a motivation letter (maximum one page) together with CV (maximum two pages, including contact details for three references) to email@example.com specifying in the subject line: ”Application: Public Diplomacy Officer”. Deadline: 26 March 2017. If you have questions about the position, please get in touch with Anton Irekvist, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."