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Job Vacancy: Communications Manager in Germany

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is seeking to hire a Strategic Communications Manager in Berlin, Germany.

The Strategic Communications Manager will work in Berlin, Germany
The Strategic Communications Manager will work in Berlin, Germany

Job description
Duties and responsibilities
The Strategic Communications Manager, Germany will be responsible for:
• Developing narratives that promote climate action and a swift transition to a low-carbon economy
• Tracking traditional and social media debates around priority issues and developing communications strategies to contribute to these debates
• Developing communications plans around major international events
• Pitching international media stories and reports on climate change and the low-carbon transition to German media, making them domestically relevant and attractive
• Promoting the voices of international experts and opinion-makers among German media and leveraging the impact of progressive German voices internationally
• Acting as a source of intelligence and taking the lead on global stories for the international team
• Developing and maintaining trusted relationships with key correspondents and editors across mainstream and specialist media in Germany
• Developing and maintaining a diverse network of partners in country (from civil society, politics, academia, corporates and beyond) and acting as a center of expertise on climate communications for these partners
• Building and leveraging structures to react quickly to emerging stories and opportunities
• Monitoring, evaluation and reporting (including some financial and administrative tasks)

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Job qualifications
Key competencies
• A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation
• German-speaker (native level) with proven skills to produce engaging and impactful communications materials for the German media market
• Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written)
• 5+ years of professional communications experience, including some experience in political campaigning
• A strong understanding of the processes and dynamics of German, European and international policy-making
• A strategic thinker with proven ability to independently develop and implement robust communications plans
• Strong networking skills among a diverse range of partners
• Existing relationships with German journalists or demonstrating the ability to build these swiftly
• Strong vision, confidence and service orientation, as well as a proven ability to bring others along
• An independent self-starter able to work on his/her own as well as part of a remote team

What the organisation can offer you
• The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with ambition and a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work
• A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself
• A full-time position with a 12-months fix term contract (with possibility to extend)
• A competitive salary

Location: Berlin, Germany

Start date: As soon as possible

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a short cover letter in English to the following email address: . Please, indicate ´Recruitment – Strategic Communications Manager, Germany´ in the Subject line.

Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable.

Telephone calls will not be forwarded to the recruitment team. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Deadline for applications: 13 November 2016