Communications consultant

Civitates is looking for a consultant for content creation and website update – several short assignments throughout the year.

Scope of Work
Under guidance and direct supervision of the Civitates secretariat, the consultant will develop high quality communications to enhance the online presence of the fund. The consultant will undertake the following:

  • Produce regular content pieces explaining about the work of Civitates’ grantees (based on interviews and consultations with the grantees) for the Civitates website;
  • Prepare cross-posting content packages for the 16 foundations that are part of Civitates,
  • which would include the above-mentioned content pieces as well as pre-written social media messages and images that the foundations can use when cross-posting the content through their respective communications channels;
  • Help the Civitates secretariat improve its website, amongst others by making the wording more appealing to external audiences;
  • Create content that can add to the public conversation about the field Civitates is engaged in (e.g. through op-eds) and raise our profile in the philanthropic community;
  • Contribute to identifying new and creative ways to enhance the visibility and outreach of the fund and its grantees;
  • Occasionally help the Civitates secretariat with other communication related matters, including talking points, press releases, crisis communications and reputation management

Profile 
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in media relations, journalism, marketing, international relations or related studies
  • 3 years of experience in journalism and/or writing compelling features for the web;
  • Excellent writing skills in English (essential)
  • Ability to turn jargon and foundation lingo into plain English
  • Sensitivity and adaptability regarding cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations or philanthropic institutions is desirable but not a requirement
  • A good understanding of the European political context, the shrinking space for civil society, and/or of the changes in the online public sphere is desirable but not a requirement
  • Experience with graphic design, and the ability to create designs for digital media purposes in open source graphic design programmes, such as Canva, would be desirable but not a requirement

Interested? Read the full TOR here.