Strategic Communications Associate, Electric Vehicles (EVs)
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 350 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.
Tracking political, public and media debates around the auto sector, climate change and its other environmental impacts, and developing communications strategies to influence these debates
Identifying opportunities for set piece, mainstream media interventions that make the impact of car emissions more visible and coordinating global outreach on these events via an international network of expert communicators
Building a wide network of partners, from civil society to industry, politics, celebrities, academia and beyond, and working with these partners to create or engage them in media opportunities
Developing / maintaining strong relationships with key correspondents and editors in mainstream and specialist media (auto sector, industry, transport, tech, EV-focused)
Collaborating closely with colleagues in key auto-manufacturing countries to ensure the team’s narrative-building efforts support key political strategies and vice versa
Supporting the programme with the development of communications plans around key intervention opportunities and providing hands-on outreach and distribution support to programme and campaign partners, helping ensure outreach events and materials like reports, studies and briefings are of the highest quality and communicated effectively to target audiences
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on communications efforts
A genuine interest in the mission and values of the ECF
At least 3 years of professional communications or journalism experience. Some experience in political campaigning is a bonus
Outstanding English language skills, with proven skills to produce engaging and impactful communications materials
A strong understanding of the influences on and processes and dynamics of policy-making; insights into the workings of the EU a plus
A strategic thinker with proven ability to develop and implement robust communications plans
Good networking skills among a diverse range of partners
Existing relationships with key environmental, transport, auto sector correspondents highly desirable (alternatively the proven ability to develop these swiftly)
Strong vision, creativity, service orientation and the confidence to bring others along are key to this role
An independent self-starter able to work on his/her own and as part of a remote team
Relevant political, industry, trade press or auto sector PR background a plus
The disposition to work generously with colleagues in a high-trust global community of peers
The versatile and adaptable skills necessary to flourish in a fast-paced and wide-ranging work environment and work across phone/video conferencing, time zones, Slack, email, Trello, etc.
A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change
The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
A full-time position with a consultant or employment contract (subject to location) for 12 months, with a possible renewal after one year.
As soon as possible
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