Role: Communications Officer
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract: Full time
Salary: Minimum Gross salary annual: 25.000€
Oceana www.oceana.org campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America ( Washington, DC; Juneau, AK; Los Angeles, CA ), Europe ( Madrid, Spain; Brussels, Belgium ) and South America ( Santiago, Chile ). More than 300,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana.
Oceana is a non-governmental and international environmental organisation concerned with the protection of the oceans. On the issues it covers and in the arenas where it works Oceana is a well known and respected organization for the marine environment. The post is related to the Ocean European office http://oceana.org/europe
OCEANA seeks an experienced, team worker Communications Officer to be part of our European Communications Department and Administration. Oceana is looking for a communications assistant to help it enhance its communications.
The communications assistant’s principle responsibilities will be:
The Press Officer will have primary responsibility for writing press releases and other press materials, organizing media events at international level, and defining marketing strategies to support the communication goals defined by the Communications Director.
S/he will coordinate media activities with the field staff, respond to media inquiries and serve as spokesperson when appropriate.
Developing press contacts.
Organising meetings, workshops, conferences and other Oceana events in Brussels.
This position makes use of print, broadcast and electronic media materials, including the ability to update the webpage.
The successful candidate will have proven skills in writing short informative articles, have knowledge of the process of policy development in European institutions (and ideally also the International Maritime Organisation) and is familiar with NGO work.
The Press Officer will have also to dedicate 10% of the time to administrative duties in order to coordinate the office management with the Human Resources Director based in the head quarters, Madrid (Spain).
Knowledge and experience in environment and with press work would be a distinct advantage. We are looking for a natural communicator with excellent writing skills, a consummate team player with a strong interest in marine environmental issues, and capable of working independently.
- We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate with a university degree in journalism or communications or equivalent knowledge, three or more years of experience in the same position.
- Knowledge and experience in environment and with press work would be a distinct advantage. We are looking for a natural communicator with excellent writing skills, a consummate team player with a strong interest in marine environmental issues, and capable of working independently.
- Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English, Danish and Spanish. Other languages (especially German, French and/or Italian) are desirable.
- Willingness to travel nationally and internationally required.
- The successful candidate will be a self motivated person with proven experience in organizing and/or coordinating media events, and ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and respond promptly as necessary. The candidate will be working in a multicultural and multi organizational environment; therefore it will be required strong skills for team building and networking.
- Background knowledge in Environmental journalism, a network of contacts with environmental reporters and extensive knowledge of environmental/marine issues will be desirable.
The post will be based in Copenhagen.
Gross annual salary will be 25.000-37.000 €; the post is for 5 days/week; part time can not be discussed.
The post will initially be available for the period of 17th January – 31st December 2011, but is intended to become a permanent post.
To apply for the post
Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to: email@example.com
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