Temporary position – Communications Manager with focus on Outreach and Media Relations

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is looking for a creative person who possesses experience in public relations and marketing; including business analysis and who can further strategic develop SIWI’s social media engagement. You will be joining a dedicated communications team who work as an in house bureau servicing SIWI’s departments and driving the development of new communications related activities.

The position is a temporary position starting at the earliest possible date until 30 September 2015.The position is based at SIWI offices in Stockholm, Sweden.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Respond to media contacts; including pitching and providing information to media representatives and arranging interviews with SIWI experts.
  • Strategically develop and drive SIWI’s social media platforms and develop content for posting on all designated social media outlets.
  • Develop and implement public relations and marketing strategies, plans and programs to increase brand recognition and increase sales.
  • Engage in advocacy and influence-work at national and international policy processes.
  • Write or edit texts for various purposes and channels such as brochures, ads, newsletters, articles, press releases and web.
  • Produce and upload material to SIWIs webpages and newsletters.

Basic knowledge and skills:

  • Proven expertise in all aspects of public relations
  • Current knowledge of different media/communication vehicles including traditional and new
  • Deep understanding of community building techniques and a demonstrated ability to grow online communities
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills in English
  • Experience with a variety of writing styles: press releases, creative, and marketing
  • Proven ability to create creative, unique, and relevant content for different purposes
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to handle many parallel projects simultaneously
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications, various social media outlets and website management

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience of PR/media relations and social media preferably in the field of water and environment.
  • Knowledge of Swedish and/or more languages is meriting.

How to apply for the position
Please submit your CV and a one-page personal letter to Susannah Hansson, susannah.hansson@siwi.org,  For more information about the position, contact Britt-Louise Andersson, Communications Director at +46 8 121 360 30.