Press freedom in Europe needs to be defended, preserved and protected. That is the mission of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), based in Leipzig, Germany.
Currently, ECPMF and its partners are implementing the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism, which tracks, monitors and reacts to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. This project provides legal and practical support, public advocacy and information to protect journalists and media workers. Advocacy is a crucial element of this and other ongoing projects.
ECPMF is hiring an Advocacy Officer to start as soon as possible, ideally from August 2020. You will be responsible for all advocacy activities at ECPMF and represent ECPMF’s mission in the public and political debate. In this position, you need to be a self-starter and a reliable team player. You will work in close collaboration with international partners. The Advocacy Officer reacts to threats to media freedom that are identified through monitoring activities with direct communication, awareness-raising and missions on the ground.
Because the ECPMF is project-funded, the employment contract is due to end on 28. February 2021, with the possibility of continued employment.