Job announcement – PR Officer

A full-time PR Officer is sought at the European Law Institute (ELI) Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. We are looking for a committed and creative addition to our dynamic team. This person will be responsible, alongside the Secretary General, for the further development of ELI’s PR strategy. They will also be in charge of the ELI Newsletter and website and of any other PR related tasks. We are offering flexible working hours as well as an international and creative working environment. The post is available immediately and the contract is for the period of one year, subject to a further extension.


  • Alongside the Secretary General, the PR Officer will be in charge of working on ELI’s PR and communication strategy
  • The Officer in question will explore new communication channels and establish a network of press contacts to enhance the impact of dissemination of ELI activities and projects results
  • They will also ensure that the ELI Newsletter, website and social media channels, essential aspects of ELI’s PR strategy, continue evolving and bring the most up-to-date news to all ELI Members and externals
  • The PR Officer will also be tasked to act as a liaison to some of ELI’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Hubs, enhancing ELI’s international presence
  • The position carries a great deal of individual responsibility and requires the ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • It also requires great levels of innovation and creativity and a profound understanding of the aims and spirit of the organisation
  • The PR Officer will also assist the team in the preparation of reports for ELI bodies and in the organisation of meetings and events, such as the ELI Annual Conference and Meetings


  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as communication studies, international relations, graphic design or law, is required
  • Excellent English skills are required. Knowledge of other foreign languages, in particular German, is an advantage
  • Excellent computer skills (knowledge of design programmes such as InDesign or Photoshop is required)
  • Experience in video editing and social media content creation is an advantage
  • Experience in project coordination and event management would be an asset as is work experience at international organisations
  • A background in journalism and/or PR is of advantage

Please note the salary scheme of the University of Vienna (§54 VwGr IIIa) applies to this position. The minimum monthly salary is EUR 2,147.3 gross 14 times a year, increasing based on the years of relevant work experience, with a possibility for an additional overpayment. Should you be interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter to the ELI Secretariat. The deadline for application is 30 September 2021. The applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with interviews commencing after 15 September 2021. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply for the position as soon as possible.

If you would like ELI to keep your personal data for future vacancies, please indicate this information clearly in your application documents. Your file will be stored for a maximum period of two years. During that time, you will have the right to access, rectify, seek erasure or restrict the processing of your personal data in accordance with the GDPR as well as a right to data portability. To exercise any of those rights, kindly contact the ELI SecretariatShould you believe that any of your rights under the GDPR have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Agency (