Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an internationally operating conservation organisation based in Germany that has been implementing conservation projects in Africa, South America, South-East Asia and Europe for many decades. The FZS Europe Programme safeguards large, biodiverse wilderness areas, mainly in Eastern Europe.
The FZS Europe Department is looking for a Junior Communications Officer
You will support the planning, design and implementation of a series of communication related activities and will draft and share relevant information via on- and offline media channels with a wider international audience in order to achieve higher project visibility and engagement. Your communications expertise will be needed for the FZS projects in Kazakhstan, Belarus/Polesia, Wolf Mountains (Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine) and Ukraine – especially to comply with the requirements of external donors. You will act as an intermediary between the FZS Europe Department, the FZS Communications Department as well as project staff.
Main Tasks And Duties
Help develop and extend our communications strategy online and offline
Report from the field work of our project staff
Produce exciting videos of our project activities
Feed social media channels with all popular formats (text, images, videos and stories)
Help to build a community and manage community feedback
Analyse target audiences and tailor output accordingly
Monitor success of your communications output as well as the public responses
Support travel planning and organising meetings and events
Qualifications And Experience Required
MSc or equivalent advanced degree in communications, conservation, biology, forestry, environmental studies or related fields
First experience in international project management/communication, preferably in the field of conservation/wilderness
Passion for and thorough understanding of wilderness conservation as well as communications
Outstanding writing and editing skills and the ability to target specific audiences
Experience in working with website content management systems and social media
Strong talent in creating and editing media material such as infographics, photos, videos clips, audio files etc.
Excellent communication skills at all levels
English language at native-speaker level required, Russian or Ukrainian language skills are a plus