Head of Communication & PR (m/f/d)

The ECPMF is a non-profit organisation that promotes, preserves and defends media freedom and professional journalism throughout Europe. Our vision is a Europe free of threats to journalists, media organisations and freedom of expression.

Together with you, and our project partners, we would like to put even more pressure on the enemies of these basic rights as formulated in the European Charter on Freedom of the Press.

As Head of Communications & PR you will

  • be responsible for the overall communications of the ECPMF and for promoting its vision
  • strategically plan and develop all external and internal communications
  • lead the press team consisting of two part time editors
  • be the contact and spokesperson for press requires
  • report directly to the centre’s management
  • work closely with the advocacy and legal team members and support their daily work

We expect you to possess

  • a university degree in communications / public relations or comparable education
  • at least three years of working experience
  • knowledge of the workings of an NGO
  • strong affinity to the topics of media freedom
  • ability to provide quick and accurate political analyses
  • high fluency in English and German, and other language skills are an asset
  • creativity, flexibility, stress resistance and self-dependence  
  • Perfect copy-writing skills, including when quick reaction is needed

What you get

  • you are part of a small, ambitious and friendly team with short communication paths
  • your salary is oriented on TV-L 13 and your working experiences
  • you get 30 days of vacation per year
  • flexibility in organising your everyday work (40h/week)
  • a mission worth fighting for
  • place of employment: Leipzig-Gohlis, ECPMF-office

How to apply


15 May 2019

Intended to start beginning of June.