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CfP ECREA Crisis Communication TWG: Crossing Boundaries in Crisis Communication

Call for Papers: Crossing Boundaries in Crisis Communication
Erfurt (Germany), October 2-5, 2013
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Hurricane Sandy, the earthquake and the following nuclear catastrophe in Japan 2011, the Arab Spring or the ongoing Euro crisis have all shown that crises are increasingly crossing institutional, national and cultural boundaries and affect all important areas of society, ranging from politics to economics, religion and civil society.  These developments underline the significance of research-based knowledge on the characteristics, the societal impact, and the management of both societal and organizational crises.

Entitled Crossing Boundaries in Crisis Communication, the Third International Conference on Crisis Communication at the Beginning of the 21st Century will broaden the perspectives on crisis communication by discussing the theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of crises as well as the development of crisis communication as an interdisciplinary and international field of study. The conference is hosted by the Ilmenau University of Technology and the International Research Group on Crisis Communication. The organizers are pleased to announce the Temporary Working Group on Crisis Communication of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) as a strong partner of this conference. The Temporary Working Group on Crisis Communication provides a platform for international scholars to stimulate, conduct and advance research on crisis communication. Founded in 2011, it is headed by the conference chair Dr. Andreas Schwarz. Winni Johansen from
 the
Aarhus University and Alessandra Mazzei from the IULM University Milan co-chair the working group.

The Third International Conference on Crisis Communication at the Beginning of the 21st Century is an exciting academic event that brings together leading crisis communication scholars, junior scholars as well as practitioners from all over the world. The conference team looks forward to welcoming you in Erfurt in October 2013.

Date: October 2-5, 2013
Venue: ComCenter Brühl in Erfurt, Germany

Call for Papers:
The organizers of the conference call for contributions that present innovative perspectives on international and/or cross-cultural crisis communication. In addition, papers should offer conceptual and/or empirical approaches to crisis communication that cross institutional, disciplinary, or epistemological ‘boundaries’. All theoretical perspectives and methodologies are welcome. However, special consideration will be given to cross-national/cross-cultural comparative research. The entire call for paper can be accessed here:
http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/crisis3/call-for-papers/.

Submissions:
Extended abstracts (max. 500 words, references excluded). Abstracts should state the title of the presentation, purpose, theoretical approach, methodology, (expected) findings, implications, relevance, and originality of the study. Author and affiliation details are to be included separately in the paper submission system. Abstracts have to be submitted until April 15, 2013.
To submit an abstract, please go to the conference website: www.tu-ilmenau.de/crisis3

Conference fee:
Before July 16: 195 Euro (Early Bird Rate)
After July 16: 245 Euro

Contact:
For any questions, please contact: Claudia Auer, Coordinator
claudia.auer@tu-ilmenau.de
You can find details about the conference on our website:
www.tu-ilmenau.de/crisis3

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CfP Digital Transformers Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University

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***DEADLINE REMINDER: 28TH FEBRUARY 2013***
CALL FOR PAPERS

SYMPOSIUM FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS: Digital Transformers Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, Thursday 23rd May 2013

The AHRC funded Digital Transformers Symposium (http://www.digitaltransformersnetwork.com/) is a one day event aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Humanities on the methodological and conceptual approaches and techniques required for the study of digital data and digitally mediated environments. The event will combine presentations and workshops, giving participants hands on experience of new techniques for working with digital data and space for discussion about the methodological, conceptual and disciplinary challenges these emerging techniques and practices are generating.

Ways of understanding and analysing digital data and digitally mediated environments are varied and complex. The skills required are increasingly specialised and do not necessarily conform to any particular theoretical or epistemological perspective. At the same time, an expanding set of broadly applicable concepts, techniques and methods are emerging that can be used across, and tailored to, the needs of multiple disciplines in the Humanities. Examples include data visualisation techniques, text and data mining, and network analysis, and theories and concepts around the socio-cultural, socio-political and cognitive processes that affect the use and interpretation of digital data and digitally mediated environments.

Key symposium themes to be explored therefore include:

* Concepts and theories that inform the study of digital data and digitally mediated environments.
* The wider socio-political, philosophical and cultural concepts/issues surrounding these.
* Methodological approaches to the study of digital data and digitally mediated environments.
* Particular techniques and tools that can be used to study, analyse, and represent digital data and digitally mediated environments.

The symposium organisers invite papers from research students and early career researchers in the Humanities that explore these, and related, themes.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) for 15 minute research and position papers related to the symposium themes are requested by the deadline of 28 February 2013 to digitaltransformersnetwork@gmail.c …

Proposals for panels of 3-4 speakers are also welcome. A proposal should have three to four papers and should consist of a panel title and short framing text, and abstracts for all the papers with paper titles and authors. Proposals are requested by the deadline of 28 February 2013 to digitaltransformersnetwork@gmail.c …

Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2013

A small amount of funding is available on a competitive basis to cover travel and subsistence costs for participants unable to source funding from elsewhere. Applications for funding will open in March 2013.

ORGANISERS AND FUNDERS

The Digital Transformers Symposium is funded by a Collaborative Skills Development training grant awarded by the AHRC. It is being co-organised by postgraduate students and early career researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Information and Communications and the University of Sheffield’s Information School.

Five months contract as Communication Assistant at International Crisis Group

Communications Editor (Temporary, Brussels Base)

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 150 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and capable staff member who will be working as the Communications Editor.

Role:

The Communications Unit is responsible for public advocacy, that is, explaining, relaying and disseminating Crisis Group’s analysis and policy positions through a variety of outputs and outlets, both internal and external. This is a short term contract (five months) to assist the Communications Unit and program staff, in the production of text-based outputs, particularly commentary articles and blog posts. It begins on 26 March and ends on 24 August. This position will be based in Brussels, Belgium.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit op-eds, comment articles and blog posts on Crisis Group’s substantive and policy-related work, covering over 60 conflicts worldwide;
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of substantive, policy-driven texts for the Crisis Group website;
  • Provide personalised editorial training to staff to help improve their English-language writing skills; and
  • Help draft and edit texts for Crisis Group promotional materials for fundraising and other purposes as needed.

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in text-based foreign affairs journalism in English, with a long record of published articles and editorial work;
  • Experience in reporting violent conflicts; and
  • Native English speaker.
  • Complete fluency (ie, to editorial and publishing level) in other languages a strong plus.
  • Experience in the international NGO sector a plus.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, links to published articles, and contact details of at least three professional referees familiar with your journalistic work. Please send applications by email to open.positions@crisisgroup.org, including “Communications Editor” in the subject line.

Recruitment will remain open until a candidate is selected. Please note that after that, only candidates selected for further consideration or interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

More Information: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/employment/careers/open-positions/communications-editor-brussels.aspx

Full time Communications and Media Officer

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The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

More information: http://www.plan-eu.org/

Full time Communications and Media Officer 14 March 2012

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

More information: http://www.plan-eu.org/

 

Full time Communications and Media Officer

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

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Full time Communications and Media Officer

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer