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Digital Communications Officer

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: COM2345-2201

The Digital Communications Officer is responsible for developing and implementing a multi-platform social media and web strategy, in consultation with the Director of Communications. This position will create and develop engaging content demonstrating RFE/RL’s impact. The Digital Communications Officer must have a deep understanding of specific social media channels and web content; and how to best leverage these to expand audience reach and to meet defined communications goals. This position is based in Washington, DC but works closely with an External Affairs team that is based both in DC and Prague. The incumbent will work across the organization especially with RFE/RL’s in-house digital strategy teams to implement best-in-class web pages, curating content exclusively for RFE/RL’s External Affairs sites which provides information about RFE/RL’s mission, its journalists and compelling story-telling – all within an overall more streamlined user experience.



  • Develop appropriately formatted content for the External Affairs Team’s social media accounts, including graphics and basic video as needed
  • Maintain a social media content calendar
  • Track social media analytics to measure performance, define goals, and develop informed responses to increase audience reach and engagement
  • Monitor search engine optimization and user engagement to develop content optimization
  • Regularly update designated portions of the RFE/RL website
  • Design and implement strategies to promote corporate RFE/RL communications products (website pages, press releases, podcasts, newsletters) across social media platforms
  • Responds to direct messages and posts consistently and in line with content moderation standards supporting a tolerant and hate-free online environment
  • Uses journalistic acumen to find stories that are both likely to be shared and meet RFE/RL standards
  • Maintain updated knowledge of latest social media practices and technologies
  • Provide guidance and training, as directed, on best practices in digital communications
  • Work collaboratively across RFE/RL to find examples of journalistic work that support communications goals
  • Other tasks as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or related field is preferred, or the equivalent in experience

Work Experience

  • Minimum of three years of social media experience in government or a mission-driven organization, preferably with an international focus, with a portfolio of successful social media content and design campaign required  
  • Proven graphic design experience, including video/photo/text editing, and knowledge of design software (Canva, Adobe Effects, PhotoShop, Illustrator)
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Chartbeat, SocialBakers, and Google analytics


  • Background in international affairs/international development and a commitment to RFE/RL’s mission
  • Proven track record executing digital campaigns, including strong knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other platforms
  • Strong knowledge of web design
  • Thorough understanding of social media performance indicators, SEO, and best practices in online marketing
  • Knowledge of pay-per-click budgeting and post optimization
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Capacity to work independently and as a member of a team with ability to inspire colleagues to adopt new ways of working and understanding social media.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Detail-oriented


Spoken and written English fluency required

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Appointment against this post is on a D.C. basis only. Candidates for these positions must reside within commuting distance of Washington D.C., or be willing to relocate. In some cases, if selected for a D.C.-based position from another part of the United States, RFE/RL would cover the costs of interview travel and relocation upon appointment. RFE/RL offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.

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