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27 Jan 2023

Full-Time Communications Associate

Salzburg Global Seminar – Posted by Salzburg Global Seminar Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Job Description

About us

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent nonprofit organization and social enterprise with a mission to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world.

Our programs are inclusive, interdisciplinary, international and intergenerational and for 75 years have demonstrated significant impact on individuals, institutions and ideas.

We convene cohorts of passionate changemakers across diverse fields and backgrounds, develop and curate networks, support collaborations to create positive change in organizations and communities, share innovations with new audiences, and work with partners around the globe to maximize our impact.

Whether at our home of Schloss Leopoldskron, in online communities, or in locations around the world, our programs are designed to provide a global lab for innovation and change.

Together with our global Fellowship and partners around the world, we are addressing the interlinking imperatives of our time: reducing social and economic inequality; advancing racial and gender equity; promoting good governance; and protecting our climate to ensure the sustainability of human societies.

About the position

The Communications Associate is an early-career position. The successful candidate will be a highly organized, quick learner with one to two years’ experience in communications and eager to work in an international environment. The position reports to the Vice President of Public Affairs and supports the Public Affairs team in our communications activities. The position is based at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria.

Specific duties

  • Write both short, quick-turn-around and long, in-depth features on a wide range of topics for, daily program newsletters, program reports, and external media partners’ publications
  • Produce written and multimedia content about program participants and the wider impact of Salzburg Global Seminar based on own research and interviews
  • Design and edit marketing materials for Salzburg Global Seminar and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in line with corporate branding guidelines
  • Draft press releases for distribution via our media contacts database and maintain up-to-date distribution lists within the database
  • Support delivery of online and in-person events


  • One to two years’ experience in a communications role within the media, nonprofit or corporate sectors
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail; native or equivalent proficiency in written and spoken English is required; working proficiency in written and spoken German is also highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a communications or journalism-related field or supplemented with professional and/or academic training in a communications-related field
  • Excellent skills in; Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs Suite and Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, Illustrator and Audition) are required; experience with CMS and database management is also highly desirable
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs
  • Confidence and comfort communicating with people at different levels of seniority, through a multitude of channels and from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Interest in international affairs and/or other topics covered by Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs


  • 2200 EUR per month before tax
  • Monthly salary paid 14 times per year (double in June and December)
  • A modest relocation package will be offered for candidates outside of Salzburg
  • Standard Austrian benefits include health insurance, pension contributions, sick pay, and 25 days of annual leave
  • Salzburg Global-specific benefits include free daily staff lunch, annual staff social events, special rates for Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, and discounts to local tourism attractions.

Start Date: As soon as the position is filled

How to Apply

Please send the following to with the subject line"Communications Associate":
  • Cover letter
  • A CV/résumé
  • Three examples of your communications work, including writing and multimedia (these can be provided as attachments and/or links)
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls please. Salzburg Global is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to be an exemplary international institution with regards to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBT* community and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 34 days.

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