EDRi is looking for a Senior Communications and Media Manager (Permanent position)

EDRi is looking for a Senior Communications and Media Manager to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the communications of the largest civil society digital rights network at a time of numerous challenges to our rights and freedoms in the digital age.

Job details

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Salary

EUR 3952.99 gross monthly

Contract

Permanent

Closing date

March 13, 2022

European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an international not-for-profit association of 45 digital rights organisations from across Europe and beyond. We envision a world in which people live with dignity and vitality in the digital age. Our aim is to create a fair and open digital environment that enables everyone to flourish and thrive to their fullest potential. We advocate for robust and enforced laws, inform and mobilise people, promote a healthy and accountable technology market and build a movement of organisations and individuals committed to digital rights and freedoms in a connected world.

EDRi is looking for a Senior Communications and Media Manager to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the communications of the largest civil society digital rights network at a time of numerous challenges to our rights and freedoms in the digital age. 

  • Deadline to apply: 13 March 2022, 23:59 CET
  • Contract: full-time, permanent position 
  • Start date (expected): April / May 2022
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium 
  • Reports to: Head of team
  • Salary: EUR 3952.99 gross monthly, plus benefits (including: flexible working hours, teleworking possible, with some presence in the office, additional leave days for family care, transport to the office covered in Brussels, complementary pension support, 13th month and holiday allowance, lunch vouchers, training budget)

About the role

The Senior Communications and Media Manager leads and is responsible for EDRi’s strategic engagement with press and other media, as well as broader communications. We are looking for an individual that will bring a strategic and creative mindset to communicate about complex human rights and technology issues in a diverse, fast-changing political environment.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in working with European and national media, excellent storytelling and drafting skills, as well as the ability to establish strong relationships with a network of journalists.

The successful candidate will work with 5 campaigns and communication colleagues and in close collaboration with the broader EDRi team and EDRi members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Implement and develop EDRi’s communications and media engagement long term strategies and short term plans including work on framing and narrative;
  • Promote EDRi’s work and narrative to the press and the media, raising the profile of the EDRi network, including by helping to disseminate their work;
  • Contribute to and report on monitoring, evaluation and learning of EDRi media and broader communication work.
  • Contribute to strategic discussions on EDRi branding and partnerships. 

Press and media: 

  • Support the production and secure the publication of EDRi op-eds, letter to editors, and other materials in leading outlets;
  • Write, edit and send press releases, quotes, and manage media inquiries;
  • Establish and maintain a robust network of media contacts and relationships in collaboration with EDRi colleagues and members.

Website and social media:

  • Support colleagues in overseeing the production and editing of content for EDRi’s website and of the EDRi-gram bi-monthly newsletter;
  • Contribute to the development of EDRi’s social media presence;
  • Oversee the editing and design of EDRi’s publications;

Communication projects and events:

  • Coordinate the production of the EDRi annual report;
  • Lead other communication projects/events when relevant including monitoring of communications budget expenditures;
  • Coordinate with other colleagues in the EDRi team and network on relevant communication projects to ensure narrative consistency.

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Media relations skills 
  • Press-specific (PR, pitch, op-eds, letter to editor) writing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English 
  • Editing skills: proof-reading, language check, logic structure 
  • Project management skills

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in journalism, communications, media relations, public relations or related field; 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a civil society organisation or in a professional context;
  • Interest in human rights and EU affairs, in particular privacy, surveillance and law enforcement, freedom of expression, as well as other digital rights issues;
  • Experience working in a membership organisation or in coordinating movements for social change, including working with activists and volunteers; 
  • Knowledge of another European language is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of database management systems, mailing lists and free and open software is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please note that candidates must have the permission to work in the EU. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply, please upload your application in one single PDF file (Use: Firstname_Lastname.pdf as the file name) under this link: https://cloud.edri.org/index.php/s/tbosxongRKSw2eZ

Please upload your application by 13th March 2022. 

The application (one single .pdf file) must include:

1) a letter of motivation (max 1 page)

2) a maximum two-page CV in English (including two professional references).

As an organisation EDRi is committed to protecting and upholding the digital rights of all, and addressing discrimination, oppression and inequality. We are currently co-leading a process aimed at decolonising the digital rights field in Europe. As an employer, we strive to have a working environment grounded in equity, inclusion and justice. We therefore encourage individual members of marginalised groups to apply for this post.

We process the personal data relating to your application for recruitment purposes. The data controller is: EDRi, 12 rue Belliard, Brussels. We do not share your personal data with third parties.

Applications (CVs and motivation letters) will be deleted one month after the recruitment procedure is completed and the selected applicant has started their position. 

As an exception, notified shortlisted and interviewed candidates’ applications will be kept for a period of one year. You may ask us at any time to delete your information before the end of this one year period.

For more information about how EDRi processes personal data and to exercise your rights, please consult our privacy policy at https://edri.org/privacy-policy/ or contact us at  

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