BirdLife International – the largest nature conservation organisation in the world – is looking for a highly creative Communications Officer focusing on writing and campaigning to join the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia communications team.
Working within a highly focused small team, the Communications Officer will work closely with the Head of Communications and colleagues, providing editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across our work in Europe and Central Asia. The Communications team of Europe and Central Asia is part of the Global Communications Team of BirdLife International.
S/he is responsible for engaging BirdLife Europe and Central Asia’s various internal and external audiences, through imaginative creative long form/short form content creation for our diverse channels, including the website, newsletter, publications, reports, campaigns, and social media. S/he will also create and implement campaigns for our different work areas ranging from specific political campaigns to broader awareness raising campaigns geared towards mobilising citizens and fundraising campaigns to support our conservation work. The communication officer will also act as a focal contact point for our national partners across Europe and Central Asia.
With excellent native-level English language writing, copyediting and proofreading skills and sound technical ability, s/he creates high quality written and creative content.
Duration: 1 year (renewable) Belgian contract
Working hours: full-time
Salary range 3000 to 3200 EUR/month and benefits
Please submit a full CV, a comprehensive cover letter, and previously published written work (in English) setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in the email subject: Communications Officer – Editor/Campaigner.
Closing date: 21 July 2019 at midnight CET. Please consider that applications received after the closing date will be automatically discarded.
Shortlisting is based on CV, cover letter and writing sample. Successful candidates will be asked to attend face-to-face interviews and may be asked to perform an additional assessment test. Travel support or possibility of remote interview may be offered to candidates from abroad.
Please note that due to the large number of expected applications only successful candidates will be contacted.
Interview days: Friday 26 July 2019
Start day: as soon as possible
BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is the European and Central Asian Division of BirdLife International, and is one of the six regional offices of BirdLife International, a global Partnership of autonomous, national non-governmental conservation organisations, with a large grassroots membership in 115 countries and territories.
BirdLife’s mission is to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
BirdLife has an international team of permanent staff covering conservation and science, policy and advocacy, capacity building, fundraising, communication, finance and administration supporting the 47 European and Central Asia Birdlife Partners.