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Europe Communications Specialist

Europe Communications Specialist
Posted
Jul 14

Anywhere in Europe or a European time zone.

350.org is looking  for a motivated and experienced communications specialist to join the Europe Team from August until December to bring the story of the locally led climate movement to media in Europe and support 350 staff and the network in their communications.

 

About 350.org 

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by th...Read more

Anywhere in Europe or a European time zone.

350.org is looking  for a motivated and experienced communications specialist to join the Europe Team from August until December to bring the story of the locally led climate movement to media in Europe and support 350 staff and the network in their communications.

 

About 350.org 

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.

350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

 

About the Europe Communications Specialist role

This role will join the Europe Team to support with media outreach and general communications around key regional and country-focussed campaign moments.

The successful candidate will help develop and support the delivery of communications objectives to bring the story of key campaigns to media in Europe and support 350’s network of local groups in their media work. They will collate content from Europe for international materials and integrate stories from other regions into European communication outputs. They will be the bridge between 350 international communications staff and the Europe team to coordinate on outputs and ensure alignment on messaging

 

The main responsibilities for this role are

  • Develop media materials and content such as press releases, media packs, blogs and opinion articles; coordinate translations as needed with 350’s Translations Team
  • Pitching stories and articles to media and file media requests
  • Maintain media lists and send press releases
  • Support with the development and delivery of communications plans around key campaign moments
  • Liaise with 350 staff internationally to coordinate and ensure alignment on messaging
  • Work with Europe digital staff to highlight and amplify content from local actions across Europe including curation of photos and videos
  • Work with country and digital teams, photographers and videographers as required to obtain high-quality visuals to share with journalists
  • Support country staff and local partners in their media work
  • Daily media monitoring, tracking and sharing coverage, media evaluation

 

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience working with journalists - whether in a professional or grassroots context - or journalistic experience
  • Strong skills writing press releases and ability to communicate complex stories in ways that are engaging and easy to understand
  • Familiarity with the European media landscape

 

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences 

  • Additional European languages, especially German and/or French
  • Engaged in issues relating to climate justice and social movements

 

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.  

 

Position Type: Full Time (Temporary)

Application Deadline: This job is open until filled

Start Date: August 2021(flexible)

Compensation: SG8

Location: Anywhere in Europe or a European time zone

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