[FoME] ECPMF Job Opening: Advocacy Officer

JOB / ECPMF application at ecpmf.eu
Mi Jun 3 15:33:11 CEST 2020

_*Job Opening: Advocacy Officer*_
Dear FoME,

Press freedom in Europe needs to be defended, preserved and protected. 
That is the mission of the*E**uropean Centre for Press and Media Freedom 
(ECPMF)*, based in Leipzig, Germany.

Currently, ECPMF and its partners are implementing the Media Freedom 
Rapid Response (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism, which tracks, monitors 
and reacts to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States 
and Candidate Countries. This project provides legal and practical 
support, public advocacy and information to protect journalists and 
media workers. Advocacy is a crucial element of this and other ongoing 

ECPMF is hiring an Advocacy Officer 
<https://www.ecpmf.eu/advocacy-officer/> to start as soon as possible, 
ideally from mid-July 2020. You will be responsible for all advocacy 
activities at ECPMF and represent ECPMF’s mission in the public and 
political debate. In this position, you need to be a self-starter and a 
reliable team player. You will work in close collaboration with 
international partners and their communication teams. The Advocacy 
Officer reacts to threats to media freedom that are identified through 
monitoring activities with direct communication, awareness-raising and 
missions on the ground.

Because the ECPMF is project-funded, the employment contract is due to 
end on 28. February 2021, with the possibility of continued employment.

*The job entails:*

  * Monitoring threats to press freedom and related policy debates among
    relevant inter-governmental actors in Europe
  * Co-ordinating and implementing advocacy initiatives for media
    freedom and for journalists at risk across Europe within ECPMF’s
    advocacy objectives
  * Producing and disseminating advocacy materials (social media,
    statements, open letters) and delivering expertise for reports and
  * Conceptualising and implementing international advocacy events, and
    in-country missions for fact-finding and advocacy
  * Building and maintaining networks of European institutions,
    political stakeholders and partners in the Freedom of Expression
  * Representing the organisation to promote its advocacy agenda and
  * Co-operating with the management and the communications department
    to ensure ECPMF’s messaging and strategic approach aligns with
    advocacy goals
  * Contributing to project proposals to funders and reporting to the
    European Commission
  * Supporting the work of colleagues who deliver practical assistance
    to journalists under threat.

*What we expect from you:*

  * A degree in a socio-political subject (political science,
    communication science, media studies, law, human rights) or
    equivalent educational programme
  * At least 3-5 years of professional experience in advocacy or policy
    work, ideally in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or human
    rights campaigning
  * Demonstrable understanding and knowledge of EU-institutions, media
    freedom or journalism and politics. A strong network of contacts in
    this field is desirable
  * Experience in advocating for and communicating complex policy issues
  * Knowledge of social media, especially Twitter, as an advocacy tool
  * Experience in handling multiple activities at once, ability to work
    under pressure
  * Fluency in English, knowledge of German desirable. Additional
    languages are a bonus
  * Excellent written and verbal skills, particularly in drafting
    strategic advocacy materials for a diverse audience
  * Professionalism, reliability, willingness to take on
    responsibilities and excellent co-ordination skills
  * Familiarity with Microsoft Office and other relevant software.

*You can expect from us:*

  * You will be working in a team with a collegial atmosphere in an
    international environment
  * Your salary will be based on TVL-11, depending on previous expertise
  * This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) and may involve
    travel within Europe
  * A workplace in the Gohlis district in the city of Leipzig including
    German employment benefits and 30 days’ holiday per year
  * The possibility of continued employment

We look forward to hearing from you!

    Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

Please send your application letter, together with your CV, certificates 
and references by email to application at ecpmf.eu 
<mailto:application at ecpmf.eu>

You must be entitled to live and work in the European Union.

/Please note that we can only notify successful candidates for the next 
round of the selection process./



European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

Menckestraße 27, 04155 Leipzig/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13

*M* | info at ecpmf.eu
*W* | www.ecpmf.eu
*W* | www.mappingmediafreedom.org

follow us: Twitter/Facebook @ECPMF

report threats against media freedom here 


Europäisches Zentrum für Presse- und Medienfreiheit,
SCE mit beschränkter Haftung
Menckestr. 27 / 04155 Leipzig / Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13 / Fax: +49 (0) 341 562 96 63

VAT ID: DE314617313
Genossenschaftsregister des Amtsgerichts Leipzig: GnR 534

*Vorstand:* Henrik Kaufholz (Vorstandsvorsitzender),
Stephan Seeger, Ljiljana Smajlović, Galina Arapova,
Mogens Blicher Bjerregård
*Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende:* Lucie Sýkorová
*Managing Director:* Dr. Lutz Kinkel

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