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Fundraising Manager with a focus on democracy promotion (m/f/d)

CORRECTIV is looking for a Fundraising Manager (m/f/d) to join its team as soon as possible to support fundraising activities with foundations and institutional funders (full-time or part-time) with a thematic focus on democracy promotion, preferably based in Berlin.

CORRECTIV is the first non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany. Its editorial team brings systematic grievances to light, leads on impactful investigations that create public awareness and pressure, and promotes media literacy with educational offers. CORRECTIV believes that the methods of investigative journalism should be made accessible to all citizens so that they can inform themselves and participate in democratic culture. With this goal in mind, CORRECTIV experiments with innovative formats and approaches to involve citizens in the journalism of tomorrow.

CORRECTIV consists of a team of around 80 people. It is based in Essen and Berlin and have smaller editorial offices in Bottrop and Greifswald. In its research, CORRECTIV works with local and international partners. Its journalistic work is financed without advertising revenue and restrictive paywalls or subscription models, but through a three-pillar model: donations and contributions from citizens, income from CORRECTIV’s own economic activities (e.g. book sales through CORRECTIV’s publishing house), as well as funding from foundations and institutions that support its projects. For the latter CORRECTIV is looking for your support.

Your tasks:
  • Support the further development and implementation of the fundraising strategy with a focus on strengthening democracy as well as democracy development in Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Research/mapping of suitable funding instruments, donors and opportunities
  • Support with proposal-writing and reporting
  • Support the further development of CORRECTIV’s impact model
  • Maintaining contacts with potential funders as well as networking with other relevant partners in the field
Your profile:
  • University education, e.g. in social sciences, cultural management, business administration, project management or similar qualification preferred
  • At least two years of professional experience in the field of democracy promotion/strengthening, ideally with initial experience in fundraising with foundations or with other funders relevant to the field, relevant professional networks desired
  • Profound interest in (further) developing projects with a focus on Eastern Europe / Russia, ideally relevant professional experience and/or language skills
  • Interest in innovative journalism projects, media in exile, and the role of media in democratic societies
  • Analytical thinking, reliability and a high degree of initiative and trustworthiness
  • Must enjoy working closely in a small team
  • Commitment to making the world a little bit better
  • High level of communication skills and empathy for different target groups
  • Very good knowledge of English and advanced German required
  • Very high personal identification with the values and goals of CORRECTIV

CORRECTIV assumes that there are excellent candidates for the job who do not meet all the criteria in the description. Maybe you have certain skills CORRECTIV hasn’t thought of yet? Tell them why you are the right person for the job.

Other benefits at CORRECTIV include:
  • Dynamic team with short decision-making processes
  • High level of independency while working
  • Close knit, open and supportive team culture
  • Flexible working environment, with the possibility to work remotely
  • Fair wages, transparent in-house salary system
  • 30 days of holiday (based on full-time employment)
  • Opportunities to learn in areas that are important to you
  • Regular development meetings

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: CORRECTIV

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Berlin, Germany


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