Open Call for Public Relations Consultant

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Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network – BIRN Hub is opening a call for the following short-term consultancy position: Public Relations Consultant – with at least 5 years of relevant experience;

We are offering the possibility to complement the work of a highly interactive and dynamic team at one of the biggest media NGO networks in the region.  Due to our Network’s fast and constant growth and the implementation of various projects, we are searching for a Public Relations specialist.

Terms:  Short-term consultancy

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2023

Location: Remote

Position – Public Relations Consultant

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Work on formulation of PR plans and strategies in close cooperation with the team
  • Build a detailed communication plan and schedule
  • Define the roles, responsibilities and process for creating, editing, sending and receiving communication
  • Identify and prioritize communication channels used to communicate with each internal and external group
  • Advise on content and social media activities
  • Ensure all communication is cohesive with the organisation’s image
  • Measure PR action(s) impacts and report to management

Key requirements:

  • Relevant university degree and training
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public relations or corporate communications
  • Experience in non-governmental sector and media PR highly desirable
  • Experience with diverse social media platforms
  • Excellent communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Deadline-oriented with great follow-up and reporting skills
  • Well organised, able to prioritise, goal-oriented, multi-tasker
  • Ability to collect and analyse information, with the aim of providing recommendations, and guidance
  • Ability to be proactive and take the initiative
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and at least one of the regional languages


Please submit a detailed CV and cover letter with contacts for at least two (2) relevant reference points, with subject Public Relations Specialist, not later than January 31, 2023, to our regional operations unit at [email protected]. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

BIRN Hub is a nongovernmental organisation, a part of the Regional BIRN Network, working in the field of media development, promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values in Southern and Eastern Europe. BIRN has local organisations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The Network is editorially also present in Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. More information at

BIRN encourages applicants of both genders and offers an equal chance to all interested persons without any prejudice based on any grounds.