The “RTON” is looking for an experienced, passionate and creative Media Officer to join our team to help shift global finance out of fossil fuels.
Location: Remotely, Europe
Remuneration: Depending on experience
Terms and conditions:
The position is to be filled as of the beginning of October 2021; contract up to 24 months with a 3 month trial period, full-time basis. Part time basis will be considered for suitable candidates.
The “RT-ON” Foundation grew from a civil society grassroot movement to prevent plans to build new lignite open-pit mines and go into renewables. The unique combination of diverse Coalition members has allowed the Foundation “RT - ON” to quickly gain trust of business associations opposing new mines, local authorities and leaders, progressive cities associations and to enter the dialogue with banks, pension fund management, ministries, and regional authorities as well as regional parliaments and mining trade unions. The Foundation has also expanded its working partners and contacts among Western CSOs, allowing it to engage in cooperation to prevent new mines with a whole range of organisations and institutions ranging from MEPs to international CSO coalitions working on finance.
The Foundation as a member of the Insure Our Future network also became a precursor of the finance and insurance campaigning in Poland. We have trained other CSOs in Poland to run finance and utility campaigns targeting banks, pension funds and insurers. We are still coordinating that work and are the most experienced organisation engaged in private finance campaigning in Poland.
You understand the importance of solving the climate crisis, you are committed and passionate about making a change. You’re an experienced communications professional and social media expert. Desirably, you have an interest and/or experience in campaigning on fossil fuel related issues and knowledge on finance and/or insurance markets.
You present strong writing and editing skills, with an ability to understand and analyze complex policy issues and communicate them clearly. You’re a team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
You are fluent in English and at least one other European language. Knowledge of languages spoken in CEE, SEE, the Western Balkans or Turkey is an additional asset.
We are looking for an experienced colleague who will join our team to help accelerate the decarbonization of finance. Together with our network of partner CSOs we aim to get the world’s biggest insurance companies as well as regional and national actors in the Balkans, Bulgaria and Turkey to stop underwriting coal projects and companies and shift the global financial and insurance market out of fossil fuels.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
- developing & implementing internal and external communication strategy
- creating and updating a database of media contacts in targeted countries
- Build and maintain relationships with journalists; pitching to media
- Create campaign materials for social media including blogs, short videos, infographics, and other visuals
- Write media releases
- Determine the targeted audiences and channels (including social and paid advertising) which are best suited for our campaign messages
- Provide input into the reporting and fundraising obligations of the RTON on media and social media visibility and performance.
How to apply:
Applications are due by 28.09.2021
Foundation “Development YES – Open-pit Mines NO” wishes to thank KR Foundation for financial support allowing employment of the chosen candidate