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Editor-in-chief

Position: Editor-in-chief

Start date: Immediately

Application deadline: 7 June 2024

Type: Project-based, part-time, around 20 hrs/week

Location: remote with working hours in CET time zone

Project  overview

Digital Progressive is a bi-annual digital and print publication about progressive digital organizing for European political and civil society organizations.


In January of 2024, we launched the premiere edition of Digital Progressive (link to the online version here), which features political campaign highlights from 2023, forward-thinking trends, and expert advice in digital organizing ahead of the 2024 European Parliament elections. 


We are kicking off the magazine's second edition with a planned publication date of October 2024. The theme will be focused on the post-EP election European landscape for progressive organizations. The underlying message is hope and motivation, tailored to the actual current situation based on the election results. Through our magazine, we aim to reach out to progressive organizations that are not yet aware of or utilizing digital organizing to advance their movement.

Editor-in-chief

Job

description:

We seek an Editor-in-chief to manage the overall project and act as a single contact between ECDA management and the various contributors and collaborators for the entire duration of the magazine project, from initial briefing to publication.

Your

tasks include:

  • Overall project management, including timing and acting as the liaison for all parties involved.

    • Note: Will be working with the ECDA comms manager through mid-July 2024 on the project for the initial kick-off

  • Support in the conceptualization phase including: determining magazine theme, number and length of articles, format,

  • Working with a team of 10-14 contributing authors and journalists who will be submitting the written articles

  • Working with an external graphic designer on the overall design and visual concept of the magazine

  • Editing articles, providing feedback to the authors, and routing them internally in ECDA for feedback at various stages as needed.

  • Ensuring the consistent tone of voice and style of ECDA throughout the full magazine in terms of printed word and graphic design.

  • Managing the briefing and execution of the graphic design aspect of the magazine with our external collaborator, including:

    • Cover design, illustrations throughout, general layout, providing feedback throughout to the graphic designer

  • Routing the various graphic design proposals internally throughout ECDA as needed for various feedback.

  • Planning and executing the final printing and distribution of the magazine with the external graphic designer.

    • With support from the ECDA team

  • Providing support for the promotional aspects of the magazine launch.

    • Working with the ECDA comms team

Your profile:

  • Mother-tongue (or equivalent) English speaker

  • Professional journalistic and editing experience

  • Experience in project management for similar projects

  • Experience in journalism for progressive political causes

  • Availability to work remotely, independently, a self-starter able to coordinate between the various collaborators in the project

  • Nice to have: experience in the digital/tech field

Additional

information:

  • The candidate can work 100% remotely and should expect to dedicate an average of 2.5 full days per week (roughly 20 hours).

  • The candidate should have the flexibility to adjust their hours according to the needs and deadlines of the project.

  • Interested candidates should submit their resumes and relevant examples of published work to careers@centerfordigitalaction.eu specifying in the subject line “Editor-in-chief candidature.” 

  • Candidates will be asked to submit a cost estimate proposal based on the project brief.

  • We will accept applications through 7 June 2024.

  • The project will begin immediately upon hiring the candidate and will last until publication is released, October 2024.

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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