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Communications and Media Officer

Are You Ready to Shape the Future of Democracy?

At the Center for the Study of Democracy, we're more than just a think tank. We're a beacon of innovation in the heart of Europe, bridging the gap between academia and policy-making. Our multidisciplinary approach spans energy, economics, law, criminology, political science, and sociology, enabling us to tackle complex problems and make a tangible impact on policy and society.


Your New Role:

As a Communications and Media Officer you'll be at the forefront of our strategic communication efforts. This role is your canvas to create, engage, and inspire. You'll amplify our voice, refine our brand, and engage with a global audience, driving our mission of building bridges between scholars and policymakers.


What You'll Do:

  • Social Media Mastery: Craft compelling content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your creativity will guide our digital footprint;
  • Event Excellence: Collaborate to design and execute memorable events, from workshops to panel discussions, both online and in-person;
  • Media Relations: Be our voice to the world. Write press releases, manage media contacts, and respond to inquiries with confidence;
  • Content Creation: From blog posts to original graphics, you'll tell our story in innovative formats that captivate and inform;
  • Internal Collaboration: Foster a culture of communication within CSD, supporting our shared goals and initiatives.


Who We're Looking for:

  • A communicator with a flair for storytelling, holding a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 1 year of experience where your communication skills shone, particularly in a media or public relations capacity;
  • Fluency in English and Bulgarian, with a knack for writing engaging content and an eagle eye for editing;
  • A digital savant, familiar with social media trends, content publishing, and perhaps even web and graphic design or video editing;
  • An adept multitasker who thrives under pressure, meets deadlines with room to spare, and organizes like a pro;
  • A passionate individual with a keen interest in CSD’s research areas, ready to dive deep into policy analysis with impact.


Why CSD?

We believe in the power of diversity to enrich our work and the world. We welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities. At CSD, you’ll find:

  • A Mission That Matters: At CSD, you're not just joining a team; you're becoming part of a powerful mission to shape the future of democracy. Our work at the intersection of policy, research, and advocacy offers an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to meaningful change on a global scale. A collaborative, inclusive, and dynamic work environment;
  • A Culture of Collaboration and Inclusion: We pride ourselves on a workplace culture that is not only inclusive but invigorating. Diversity is our strength, driving innovation and enhancing our collective intelligence. At CSD, you'll work alongside a diverse group of passionate professionals from various disciplines, all dedicated to fostering democratic values;
  • Professional Growth and Learning: Growth is at the core of the CSD experience. We are committed to the continuous professional development of our team members, offering a wealth of learning opportunities, including workshops, seminars, and conferences;
  • Impactful Work with Global Reach: Your work at CSD extends far beyond the office walls. From influencing policy decisions to engaging with international networks of scholars and policymakers, you'll see the tangible outcomes of your efforts. Our strategic initiatives and research have a wide-reaching impact, contributing to the advancement of democracy and policy innovation worldwide;
  • A Rewarding Career Path: We offer not just a job, but a career path filled with opportunities to advance and excel. Your contributions are recognized and rewarded, with competitive remuneration and benefits reflecting your experience and achievements;
  • Join Us at the Forefront of Democracy: At CSD, you're part of something bigger—a community committed to making a difference. If you're driven by purpose, eager to learn, and ready to contribute to our collective mission, we welcome you to explore a career with us. Together, we can build a future where democracy thrives, informed by research, powered by passion, and guided by integrity.


Ready to Make an Impact?

If you’re eager to contribute to meaningful policy analysis and join our mission, we’d love to hear from you. Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to by March 15, 2024.


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