The ECF’s Maritime & Arctic Programme works to ensure that the risks of global shipping emissions are understood and acted upon.
The ECF’s Strategic Communications Team currently accepts applications for the role of Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping, to work alongside the organisation’s Maritime & Arctic Programme and their “HFO Free Arctic” campaign to help increase demand for a cleaner shipping future.
Working as part of an international team of expert communicators, the successful candidate will provide strategic communications capacity to a wide network of partners, enabling them to run impactful communications campaigns, raise awareness around priority issues and create more space for action on the climate and wider environmental impacts of global shipping.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly driven communications professional with the ambition to make a difference and play an active role in helping speed up the low carbon transition internationally.
The Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping will report to the Director, International Communications, and work in close collaboration with the Head of ECF’s Maritime & Arctic Programme, as well as the campaigns and communications staff leading the “HFO Free Arctic” campaign.
Duties and responsibilities
The Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping will be responsible for:
- Tracking political, public and media debates around global shipping, climate change and environmental degradation and developing communications strategies to influence these debates
- Identifying opportunities for set piece, mainstream media interventions that make the impact of maritime 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 (maritime, transport, Arctic, etc.)
- Collaborating closely with political leads in the international shipping space to ensure the team’s narrative-building efforts support key political strategies and vice versa
- Accompanying the ECF’s Maritime & Arctic Programme in their daily work to ensure a communications perspective is injected across strategic decision-making
- 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
- 6+ years of professional communications experience, including some experience in political campaigning
- 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 International Maritime Organization (IMO) and/or Arctic Council a plus
- A strategic thinker with proven ability to independently develop and implement robust communications plans
- Strong networking skills among a diverse range of partners
- Existing relationships with key environmental, transport, maritime and/or Arctic 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 shipping PR background a plus
What we can offer you
- The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with ambition and a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work
- A flexible work environment and the space to shape and continuously develop your role
- A 12 months consultant contract (with view to extend subject to funding)
- A competitive salary (relevant to location)
Location: Negotiable, London or Berlin ideal
Start date: As soon as possible
How to apply
Please send your CV and a short cover letter in English to the following email address: SMO-stratcommintshipping@Europeanclimate.org
Please, indicate ´Recruitment – Strategic Communications Manager, International Shipping´ in the subject line. Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable. Telephone calls will not be forwarded to the recruitment team. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially.
Deadline for applications: 11 December 2016
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