Job opportunity: Community Editor at European Journalism Centre (closed)

Help our team engage journalists and newsrooms

Adam Thomas
Feb 13, 2018 · 4 min read
Journalists, editors, trainers, media professionals and students at our News Impact Summit

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is looking for a Community Editor to create, edit and amplify content for our community of over 100,000 journalists and media professionals.

Through grants, events, training, and media development, we connect journalists with new ideas, helping them build a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism.

Working alongside our Community Co-ordinator you will be an integral part of reaching these journalists. By understanding their needs and engaging them in our programmes, you’ll help to drive content strategy and production. You are the voice behind the conversation with our community.

Practically speaking, that means listening to our audiences and working with our amazing team of project managers. By understanding the values of our various programmes, you’ll be able to produce and edit tweets, Facebook posts, blogposts, videos and other content to help to raise participation in our key initiatives like News Impact, Journalism Funders Forum, Engaged Journalism Accelerator and the Data Journalism Handbook.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating engaging content across a variety of channels and mediums (newsletters, blogs, social, video)
  • Encouraging and supporting our teams in creating content themselves
  • Proofreading, editing & approving the content produced by the team
  • Tracking content analytics, testing new formats, and adapting strategies
  • Ensuring EJC’s tone and voice remains consistent and up-to-date

Successful applicants will put interaction and engagement at the core of what they do. You embrace deadlines and multi-tasking doesn’t phase you. You are self-motivated, able to ruthlessly prioritize, and willing to be creative in your thinking, and analytical in your assessment. You communicate exceptionally well online and in a diverse team with different backgrounds and skills.

Typical experience for this role would include three years of social media management, communications, community manager or marketing. A strong background in writing and editing is essential. Exemplary written and spoken English is essential.

Many of us have taken unconventional career routes to get to where we are and so we value culture, and a willingness to learn, more than formal qualifications or professional experience.

Commitment: 1.0 FTE (full time) or 0.8 FTE (4 days a week).
Location: Brussels or Maastricht.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Start date: April 2018.
Contract: One year temporary contract, with option to renew for second year.

Why work at the European Journalism Centre?

Last year we estimate we directly reached over 100,000 journalists with our events, training and programmes. Partners like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google News Lab, Facebook, the European Commission, Free Press Unlimited and the News Integrity Initiative work with us because we are independent, well-connected and at the centre of European news innovation.

We enjoy flexibility in our working hours, and we pride ourselves in being a great place to work for parents with children of all ages. Generous holidays, competitive benefits and new computer equipment are standard for all employees.

We offer two locations for you to be based, Brussels or Maastricht, and travel is an important and fun part of the job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

To apply, please send the following to jobs@ejc.net before Friday 23 February 2018.

  • An example of your communication style. It could be a blogpost, a Twitter thread, a Facebook post, a YouTube video, an Instagram Story…
  • A piece of online content that you love. Tell us why it works.
  • A link to a LinkedIn profile, portfolio or CV.
  • Feel free to point out the myriad grammatical errors in this post!

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Adam Thomas

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Technology & journalism. Director @ejcnet. Formerly @Storyful @Sourcefabric @transmediale. Don’t panic.

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