Status: Closed

  • Employment

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

Deadline: 05/02/2024

Location: Leipzig, Germany

ECPMF is hiring a legal officer to support the implementation of their legal support programme. This is a full time (40 hours per week) project-funded position for a period of one year, starting on 01 March 2024, with the possibility of continued employment. The successful candidate will be based in Leipzig, Germany.

  • Support the Senior Legal Advisor in implementing the legal support programme
  • Research and vet applications for legal support under the guidance of the Senior Legal Advisor
  • Monitor legal threats against media outlets, journalists, and media workers in Europe
  • Compile periodic and annual reports related to legal support
  • Proactively reach out to journalists in need for legal assistance
  • Document legal actions against journalists on Mapping Media Freedom and the Council of Europe Platform on Safety of Journalists
  • Provide support in organising events on legal topics
  • Support in liaising with partners
  • Support legal and advocacy work with national and international organisations
Your Profile
  • One to two years of relevant professional experience
  • Educational background in law, human rights, political science, communication science, media studies, or relevant areas
  • Experience in handling multiple activities at once, ability to work under pressure
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professionalism, reliability, willingness to take on responsibilities
What you can expect
  • You will be working in a team with a collegial atmosphere in an international environment
  • Your annual gross salary will between €42,000-45,000, depending on your experience.
  • A workplace in the Gohlis district in the city of Leipzig, including German employment benefits
  • The possibility of continued employment
How to apply

The application deadline for this position is February 5, 2024. To apply, please click here

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