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Communications Specialist

Position: Communications Specialist

Start date: June 2024

Application deadline: 30th May 2024

Type: Full-time 40 hrs/week

Location: remote with working hours in CET time zone

Is it for you?

Are you passionate about digital activism and progressive causes? Do you want to make a meaningful impact by leveraging the power of digital tools to drive positive change? If so, we invite you to join our team as a Communications Specialist at the European Center for Digital Action.

The European Center for Digital Action (ECDA) works with progressive political and civil society organizations to help them use the best tactics and tools for their campaigns. We help organizations adopt the right mindset, help build capacity, and consult on campaign plans

Communications Specialist

Key responsibilites:

As a Communications Specialist for the ECDA, you will be responsible for managing and implementing all communications activities to support the organization. This includes creating and implementing content and managing the organization’s newsletter, social media, webinar program, bi-annual magazine, and website.

You will also support the outreach team as needed to promote the ECDA in their efforts to expand the network by identifying and engaging with new partners and stakeholders.

Your

tasks include:

  • Strategy and planning: For all communications activities to support the organization’s goals and activities.

  • Bi-weekly newsletter: Creation and deployment of the newsletter.

  • Social media: Planing, creation, and posting of all social media campaigns (organic and paid).

  • Content creation: For the organization’s website or other means, working with outside agencies and vendors.

  • Webinars: Planning and executing webinars using Zoom including all planning with speakers, internal stakeholders, and promotion.

  • Blog: Creation of blog posts or editing and briefing posts from contributors both inside and outside the organization.

  • Website management: Managing the ECDA website including any updates or content creation.

  • Brand identity: Contribute to establishing and maintaining the ECDA brand visual identity through all organization activities and content.

  • Digital platforms: Support the management of internal ECDA communications platforms (i.e. Zoom).

  • Magazine: Project management for the bi-annual digital (and physical) magazine including managing the written and graphic design content, printing, distribution, and promotion.

  • Video editing: Light video and photo editing

  • Communications support: For any internal or external event including presentations, sign-up forms, organizing photographers/videographers, external and internal communications for events, and development of promotional content pre and post-event.

  • Regular reporting: On evolution and performance.

Your profile:

  • Language: Native English speakers or those with the highest mastery to be able to write and edit the language confidently.

  • Remote working: Comfortable and efficient when working remotely. Able to independently manage and prioritize tasks.

  • Progressive political interests: Interested in progressive politics, political campaigning, digital technologies, and grassroots organizing.

  • Digitally savvy: Experience using digital platforms for communications tasks such as CRM databases, social media campaigns and ads, email newsletters, website management, webinars, etc.

  • Presentations: Experience in crafting professional presentations.

  • Social media: Experience in planning and managing social media posts.

  • Content creation: Experience in creating digital content from brief to production to implementation.

  • Curious: Eager to learn new skills, both soft and hard, and find innovative solutions to challenges as they arise.

  • Skills: Strong writing and editing skills, the ability to project manage communications content creation and implementation, the ability to work with stakeholders both internally and externally from a distance, and excellent time management skills.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Political experience: Experience working in communications for political parties or organizations with a political aim.

  • Website experience: Experience with website development, 

  • Email databases: Experience managing a CRM database, writing and deploying email newsletters. We use Action Network, but experience from other CRM databases such as Mailchimp will easily transfer. 

  • Webinars: Experience in planning, promoting, and executing webinars and other online events.

  • Video / photo editing: Experience in creating videos, graphic design, or editing photos.

  • Event management: Experience in planning events.

  • PR: Experience in managing media relations.

What we offer:

  • Inclusive environment: We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, experiences, and origins.

  • Flexibility: Possibility to work 100% remotely. 

  • Office locations: Use our office facilities in Vienna, Budapest, or Brussels when convenient or necessary.

  • Team retreats: Physical meet-ups with the full team in different European cities throughout the year.

  • Learning opportunities: Learn about the insides of progressive political campaigning in contemporary politics.

  • Online courses: We encourage continuous learning and often cover the cost of online courses related to your position, subject to review and approval.

  • Salary ranges: Salary proposal will reflect seniority of the applicants, taking into consideration the median country salary coefficient. Salary grid can be available upon request.  

  • Contract duration: Probation period of 3 months, after which the contract will be extended until Feb 2025, with the possibility of prolongation.

Application Process:

  • If this sounds like a good match to you, send your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@centerfordigitalaction.eu specifying in the subject line "Communications Specialist Candidature". 

  • Please include two references and 2-3 samples of your relevant work that could include: social media posts, blog articles, communications plans, other content.

  • Please include relevant experiences in your cover letter and why you think you would be a good fit.

  • Please make sure your resume and cover letter are in English. We will not process applications in any other language.

About Us

The European Center for Digital Action is a Brussels-based NGO, that works throughout Europe with a mission to upscale the digital skills of progressive organizations. 

 

We believe that good tools in the hands of good people can make a difference in boosting progressive causes and making movements for victory. 

 

We work with both civil society organizations and progressive political parties, supporting their digital organizing and especially small-donor fundraising programs with knowledge, expertise, and training.

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