View Vacancy - Media Monitoring Officer (LTU22.539)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

The British Embassy Vilnius is a professional, friendly and inclusive team, which supports the development and wellbeing of all its staff members, and we are looking to recruit a Media Monitoring Officer.

The jobholder will maintain up-to-date oversight of Russian-language media (traditional and social), providing daily updates to colleagues in the embassy and across the region.

Insight and analysis of social media trends and themes of interest, alongside ad hoc support to the wider media team. 

  • Provide high-quality written daily summaries on the Russian media (both inside and outside the country);
  • Spot breaking news throughout the day and alert relevant team members quickly;
  • Carry out research into stories of interest for the embassy communications and/or political team, and FCDO teams in London;
  • Provide insight and advice on the media environment, including trends and current messaging;
  • Manage Embassy newspapers, magazines, periodicals and digital subscriptions and monitor the section’s subscriptions budget;
  • Handle online email enquiries from media and the wider public;
  • Act as the main point of contact for updates on Embassy websites; working closely with Embassy interpreters to ensure websites are up to date in the Russian language;

  • Proficiency at a C level in English and Russian according to CEFR Framework*
  • Must be familiar with the Russian news environment
  • Ability to quickly digest and summarise large amounts of data into concise and meaningful reports
  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and through digital medium
  • Strong IT skills, specifically with competence in the use of Microsoft Office programmes (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe CC;
  • Ability and desire to engage with other colleagues across the network, including senior management
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to see the bigger picture
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience in written translations;
  • Experience in working within a remote team
  • Experience of using HootSuite and/or Brandwatch 

Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Big Picture
27 November 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Permanent
35 hours net
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
1,613 (gross/monthly)
15 December 2022

This is a full-time, permanent contract of 40 gross hours per week (35 hours net).

The start date for the position is as soon as possible, subject to the availability of the candidate and the length of the recruitment process. 

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Lithuania. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Vilnius are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Lithuanian employment law.

We offer:

  • A competitive base salary and, in addition, a  non-consolidated sports allowance;
  • Private medical insurance scheme;
  • A strong focus on learning and development; including support for developing English language skills
  • Access to development and learning opportunities offered to all staff.
  • The opportunity to work in an international environment, gaining skills relevant to work in shared services centres and international organisations;
  • 40 hours gross working week and a commitment to flexible working with a focus on providing a work-life balance, with the potential for some home-working.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Lithuania and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

FCDO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCDO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

* Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.