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Country: Germany
Organization: ONE
Closing date: 19 Oct 2020

+++ We only accept applications in German +++

The ONE Campaign gGmbH (ONE Germany) is part of a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s supporters are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

About the opportunity

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment towards reaching a common goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. When you work for ONE, you will receive an exceptional benefits package along with the opportunity to contribute to worldwide causes impacting those most in need.

As part of ONE Germany, the Media Officer will be conducting media strategies, press releases and messaging tailored mainly to media correspondents (News wires, TV, Radio, Print & Online). This professional will be supporting ONE Germany’s Media Manager during the ‘ONE World’ campaign and the upcoming federal election campaign in 2021 in Germany. They will also oversee PR around ONE Germany’s Youth Ambassador Program.

The ideal candidate will be a driven and enthusiastic teammate, a great communicator with an eye for media opportunities, skilled with the ability of creating written content tailored for the public audience. Experiences in the fields of Public Relations, Journalism or Communication are a plus.

This is a full time, 12-month temporary position reporting directly to the Germany Media Manager and will be based in Berlin.

We only accept applications in German.

In this role, you will

  • Develop communication strategies
  • Respond to media enquiries
  • Build great relationships with journalists
  • Draft press releases
  • Support planning and management of offline and online events
  • Monitor German media coverage daily – with a focus on ONE’s core issues
  • Maintain ONE’s media archive including news clips, photos and vision
  • Maintain and updating media contact lists
  • Assist ONE’s website maintenance and development
  • Conduct desk research as required
  • Additional duties as assigned

What we need from you

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • 4+ years experience of working in PR, journalism, or communication
  • Ability to adapt communication for different audiences
  • Ability to empower and equip ONE Germany’s Youth Ambassadors with the skills and tools they need for their outreach to their local and regional media outlets
  • Experiences in election campaigns are a plus
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Related work history in poverty and infectious disease alleviation, advocacy, policy, legislation and/or demonstrable interest in the causes ONE supports
  • Ability to work in Germany is required

Other attributes

  • An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Collaborative approach and strong interpersonal skills
  • Remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations
  • Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Well organized, detail oriented and analytical
  • Takes action and is results focused
  • Flexible and inventive approach
  • Independent problem solver

Language skills:

Fluency in German, both written and spoken as well as proficiency in English are required.


No travel required.

Physical requirements/work environment:

Remote work environment at the time of hire. In-office work options available and standard office work environment in the future when appropriate to accommodate.

Application deadline & start date

Please send in your application, no later than 19 October, 11.59pm (Central European Time (CET)). Ideally, the new employee will be available to start working in November 2020. We only accept applications in German.

You can apply via this link: https://bit.ly/33kLCu6

How to apply:

Please apply online via this link: https://bit.ly/33kLCu6

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