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Advocacy Officer – Brussels

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Deadline: 31/03/2024

Location: Brussels

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is seeking to hire an Advocacy Officer who will lead their advocacy efforts, representing ECPMF and the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in public and political spheres.

As advocacy officer, this role demands initiative, collaboration, and a strong commitment to their cause. Working closely with their communications team and international partners, you will lead in responding to threats identified through monitoring, utilising direct communication, awareness campaigns, and on-the-ground interventions.

  • Develop and prioritise advocacy and policy initiatives for ECPMF, both domestically and internationally, including at the European level.
  • Oversee advocacy efforts within the Media Freedom Rapid Response consortium, including establishing priorities, leading monthly meetings, and coordinating collaborative outputs.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of media freedom developments in Europe, leveraging MapMF data to identify key areas for advocacy.
  • Lead or participate in fact-finding missions to gather critical information on press freedom violations.
  • Draft and edit mission reports, collaborating with the communications team to ensure successful launch and dissemination.
  • Execute advocacy initiatives aligned with ECPMF’s objectives to support media freedom and safeguard journalists at risk across Europe.
  • Develop and execute international advocacy events to advance our mission.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with European institutions, political stakeholders, and freedom of expression partners to enhance advocacy efforts.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organisation, effectively promoting our advocacy agenda and priorities.
  • Collaborate closely with management and the communications department to ensure alignment between ECPMF’s messaging and strategic advocacy goals.
Your Profile
  • A degree in a socio-political subject (political science, communication science, media studies, law, human rights) or equivalent educational programme.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in advocacy or policy work, ideally in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or human rights campaigning.
  • Close knowledge of European Media Freedom topics
  • 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 (desirable).
  • Experience in handling multiple activities at once, ability to work under pressure.
  • Fluency in English. 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 coordination skills.
How to apply

The application deadline for this fellowship is March 31, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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