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14 Jan 2016

Full-Time EU Digital Reporter

Greenpeace European Unit – Posted by admin Brussel, Brussel, Belgium

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Job Description

EU Digital Reporter

Greenpeace is looking for an enthusiastic digital reporter to help find and tell compelling stories to support its EU advocacy work.

News and writing will be at the heart of the job, but we also expect you to find innovative ways to promote stories among a specialised EU media and policy audience.

The position will be based in the communications department of the Greenpeace EU policy office in Brussels.

Profile and requirements:

  • You are a digital native who believes in the power of writing and you are a skilled wordsmith, with impeccable English;
  • You can sniff out a good story a mile away and are able to adapt your writing to any online or offline channel for an audience of EU journalists and policymakers;
  • You have a demonstrable ability in writing and promoting stories, ideas and information, across a variety of digital and multimedia platforms;
  • You are not afraid of detail and enjoy making sense out of numbers, scientific data and dry policy language;
  • You are comfortable conducting research and selecting and organising material;
  • You are able to work independently or in close cooperation with policy, campaigns or communications colleagues;
  • You have a high level of initiative and are positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time;
  • You share the core values of Greenpeace and can demonstrate commitment to social change or environmental protection;
  • You have at least two years’ experience in writing, journalism, public relations or online communications, and a decent grasp of EU political and environmental issues;
  • A good working knowledge of at least one European Union language besides English is a distinct advantage;
  • Some knowledge of photo/video editing or graphic design, and the ability to communicate ideas through images and graphs, are also an advantage.

Main responsibilities:

  • With the help of policy experts, you will pick out, research and write up promising stories, identifying the right channels and strategies to distribute them;
  • You will produce lively and persuasive communications material – from sharp press releases and articles, to snappy tweets and comprehensive Q&As;
  • You will identify and creatively exploit media/communications opportunities;
  • You will help ensure Greenpeace’s reputation for accuracy and hard-hitting communication, making use of your excellent drafting, editing and fact-checking skills;
  • You will work closely with communications and advocacy colleagues, and advise and support them as needed;
  • You will use available tools and data to monitor and analyse the impact of your work.

What we offer:

  • Work within a dynamic, committed and effective international team, and with colleagues across the Greenpeace world;
  • Gain experience in a stimulating news environment and expand your knowledge on a range of environmental and policy issues;
  • Actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change in Europe;
  • Earn a competitive salary and benefits.

How to Apply

Please email your application in English to european.unit@greenpeace.org and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write 'digital reporter 2016' as well as your name and surname in the subject line.

Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photos, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start;
  • an article in blog style of no more than 600 words for the Greenpeace EU website, supporting the following proposition: 'The basic driver of negotiations for an EU-US trade deal is not trade.' Please include an alternative title;
  • we also encourage you to send in writing samples (up to ten pages).
The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 February 2016. Please follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete applications will automatically be excluded. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for an interview.

Job Categories: NGO. Job Types: Full-Time.

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