The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom are currently seeking an advocacy officer to join their team as soon as possible.
Currently, ECPMF and its partners are implementing the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism, which tracks, monitors and reacts to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. This project provides legal and practical support, public advocacy and information to protect journalists and media workers. Advocacy is a crucial element of this and other ongoing projects.
ECPMF is hiring an Advocacy Officer to start as soon as possible, ideally from mid-July 2020. The officer will be responsible for all advocacy activities at ECPMF and represent ECPMF’s mission in the public and political debate. In this position, you need to be a self-starter and a reliable team player. You will work in close collaboration with international partners. The Advocacy Officer reacts to threats to media freedom that are identified through monitoring activities with direct communication, awareness-raising and missions on the ground.
The job entails:
- Monitoring threats to press freedom and related policy debates among relevant inter-governmental actors in Europe
- Co-ordinating and implementing advocacy initiatives for media freedom and for journalists at risk across Europe within ECPMF’s advocacy objectives
- Producing and disseminating advocacy materials (social media, statements, open letters) and delivering expertise for reports and studies
- Conceptualising and implementing international advocacy events, and in-country missions for fact-finding and advocacy
- Building and maintaining networks of European institutions, political stakeholders and partners in the Freedom of Expression community
- Representing the organisation to promote its advocacy agenda and priorities
- Co-operating with the management and the communications department to ensure ECPMF’s messaging and strategic approach aligns with advocacy goals
- Contributing to project proposals to funders and reporting to the European Commission
- Supporting the work of colleagues who deliver practical assistance to journalists under threat.
More information and application details for the position can be found here.
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