Assistant Analyst, Ext Comms Planning, London, United Kingdom At European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Requisition ID


Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City



Communications Department

Contract Type

Short Term

Contract Length

12 months

Posting End Date


Purpose of Job

The Assistant Analyst, Planning, External Communications helps to plan, support and monitor media activities. This includes coordination of media inquiries to the EBRD, pitching interviews and Op-EDs to media, maintaining the media database, and monitoring media coverage. They will also help to organise media events, publish and distribute press releases to targeted media lists. The Assistant Analyst, Planning, External Communications needs to interact with media, members of general public and with other internal teams. They might also provide specific media relations coverage in a particular country or countries of operation, as needed and in cooperation with a media officer.

Acountabilities and Responsibilities

  •  Coordinate flow of media inquiries to ensure an adequate, fast response and smooth interaction with the media
  •  Monitor and to prepare media coverage reports to the Bank so that officials are aware of risks, impact and engagement
  •  Pitch and arrange interviews to support media outreach
  •  Handle inquiries from the general public and coordinate responses in order to ensure that the Bank meets its AIP obligations
  •  Maintain contact databases and other archived material to ensure future access to relevant information.
  •  Help to issue media news releases
  •  Take primary responsibility for media relations in a specific country or countries of operation or for a particular sector/area
  •  Any other tasks that may become relevant, as mandated by the line manager

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  •  Experience in working with international media (including top tier) as well as media from the Bank’s regions
  •  Academic or professional qualifications in media and communications desirable
  •  Good knowledge of the Bank
  •  An awareness of the EBRD regions and reputational risks to the Bank in them and major shareholder countries
  •  Very good understanding of the media and news cycles as well as social media
  •  Diplomacy, tact, courtesy and a talent for dealing with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  •  Understanding of measuring and evaluating communications work, especially in the media and digital spheres.

Technical Skills

  •  Very good written and oral English language communications skills.
  •  ITC literacy needed to grasp new tools such asTrello, Cision, possible AI apps etc
  •  Good organisational skills
  •  Ability to use own initiative and work independently while also seeking advice at the appropriate time
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Knowledge of another relevant EBRD regional language a strong asset

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  •  Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  •  A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  •  An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.


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