The Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed Helena Liikanen-Renger to serve as Press Officer at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, starting on 1 June 2018. The post will be a fixed-term appointment ending on 31 May 2021.
Helena Liikanen-Renger will transfer to the United States from France, where she is currently working as a freelancer journalist and writer. She gained experience of the media in the United States while she attended a Master's programme in specialised journalism in California.
Helena Liikanen-Renger has worked as a journalist in both the printed and electronic media for twenty years. Her career includes working as a news editor and producer. She specialises in social media Liikanen-Renger holds a Master of Social Sciences degree and a Master's degree in specialised journalism.
Her strengths include a long and diverse experience of communications as well as a fresh perspective to the content of her new tasks.
The Press Officer is responsible for the embassy's external communications, social media, and media relations. In addition, she will be in charge of the Finland programmes targeted to the US Congress and of the overall coordination of contacts with the Congress. The tasks will include country brand work and media arrangements related to visits at political level and visits by opinion-makers. The Press Officer is the embassy's communications team leader.
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