Community Engagement Coordinator

Deadline: 15 October 2020

We, ten experienced journalists from all over Europe, are “Investigate Europe”. We research as a multinational team. We share, merge and cross-check facts — tackling the usual national bias. We point out responsible transnational structures and actors in issues of Europe-wide relevance in order to hold them accountable. We publish our work with over 30 media partners.

Founded in 2016, last year we became last year a team-owned European cooperative, thereby further enforcing our independence.

For the future, direct contact to our readers is an ever more important part of our work, increasing our impact and creating extra revenue that allows us to continue and expand the independent critical cross-border journalism we do.

Over the last years, we have continually invested time and money in this area, relaunching our website and expanding it to three languages this spring.

We are now looking for someone who will drive this process to spread our journalism. Are you this person who wants to create a link between reporters and readers? Do you want to work on new crowd-based models to get our cooperative on the ground? Do you like to experiment and measure the results? Do you want to merge some elements of start-up methodology with the rigorous and meticulous investigative work that takes time?

If you can imagine this, contact us.

Your Responsibilities

You are the critical link between readers and journalists. You

  • Drive our social media strategy and encourage our editorial team members to take part in sharing their results
  • Work on the outreach strategy, testing approaches to increase our reach
  • Develop, test and implement new ways of interacting with our community
  • Develop, test and implement strategies to improve the reach of our website
  • Develop, test and implement strategies to increase our small-donor fundraising

What should you bring?

  • At least two years’ experience in social media, community management, journalism, or a similar discipline
  • Proven track record of community growth and engagement
  • Prior experience in media projects
  • Deep interest in and understanding of European debates and politics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Excellent English skills, other European languages are a plus
  • Structured and autonomous way of working
  • Passion for measuring the effects of your work and reaction to it.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a well-coordinated, internationally-recognised team
  • Friendly atmosphere and open working culture
  • Great autonomy
  • Sufficient resources for travel, data and research
  • Development and training
  • The possibility of realising your ideas
  • Fair remuneration

This is an 80% (32h/week) position, initially limited to two years, with the prospect of extension, depending on our fundraising success. The work could be done with a labour contract as described here, but it could also be organised on a freelance basis.

This work can be done from anywhere in Europe.

Place in the organisation

You will be line-managed by the Executive Director, and manage the work of the website and social media editor.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 6 pm Central European Time, October 15. Starting date ASAP. Please send your application to jobs at investigate-europe.eu, including a cover letter, CV, three reference you are happy for us to contact (include contact details), and samples of your work. 

If you have questions, you can email Oliver Moldenhauer (moldenhauer at investigate-europe.eu).