Department: Communications

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Oceana seeks an experienced team worker Communications Officer to be part of our European Communications Department to be responsible for media relations in the Baltic Sea region.

This is a full-time position based at Oceana’s Baltic Sea office in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Communications officer will work in close cooperation with Oceana’s staff across Europe, especially with the European Headquarters in Madrid, Spain. S/he will report to the Communications Director and to the Baltic Campaign Manager with matters related directly to Baltic campaigns and will provide support in this campaign as needed.

Duties / Responsibilities:

The Communications Officer will be responsible for increasing Oceana’s media presence in the Baltic Sea region by

  • Writing/editing/reviewing press releases and other press materials.
  • Organizing media events
  • Developing and executing strategies to support the goals defined by the Communications Director.
  • Feeding into Oceana´s social media platforms
  • Working with journalists’ database and develop and maintain those contacts (mostly from the Baltic Sea region).
  • On line media monitoring (search of hits on Internet through different search engines).
  • Contribute to media reports and updates as required by the Communications Director
  • Introducing  media hits in the data base software.
  • Update webpages


We are seeking for a qualified candidate with a university degree in journalism, communications or equivalent knowledge, three or more years  experience in a similar role;  bilingual in Danish and English. Strong writing skills in English is required. Other Baltic Sea languages (especially German) are desirable. Willingness to travel nationally and internationally required.

The successful candidate will hold proven experience in working with media, both conventional and social media platforms. (S)he will be a self-motivated person with  ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and respond  with quality content to tight deadlines. The candidate will be working in a multicultural and multi-organizational environment; therefore strong team building and networking skills are required.

Background knowledge in Environmental journalism and deep understanding of social media with a network of contacts of environmental reporters and extensive knowledge of environmental/marine issues is desirable.

How to apply: Qualified candidates please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Oceana via e-mail ( subject line: Communications Officer.

Deadline for applications: 2 January 2015.

Starting date: As soon as possible