The Green European Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Editor in chief for the Green European Journal
About the Green European Journal
The Green European Foundation (GEF) is a European level political foundation funded by the European Parliament. GEF is affiliated to the European Green Party and active in political education projects on European issues. Our mission is to encourage European citizens to participate in European political discussions. As a forum for cooperation at the European level, we work closely with our national member foundations and thereby aim to strengthen the Green political movement and green ideas in Europe. See www.gef.eu
The Green European Journal (GEJ) is Europe’s leading political ecology magazine. The Journal stands for an open, sustainable, social and feminist Europe. In print and online, it publishes quality articles which track political currents and ideas offering fresh perspectives and frontline analysis. Editorially independent, it has been published in 21 languages since its foundation in 2012 and collaborates with partners across Europe to connect with new audiences and open up spaces for real debate. Based within the Green European Foundation, the spirit of the magazine is that of a broad conversation about political ecology and what it means for our society, today and for the years to come. See www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu
About the role of the Editor in chief
The overall mission of the Editor in chief (EiC) is to conceive and develop the GEJ editorial line and its political identity, in close cooperation with the editorial board and the GEJ staff, as a way to enhance and further the quality and reach of the GEJ and strengthen its role as a leading European political ecology magazine.
The EiC is responsible for the overall editorial work of the GEJ as a political magazine, with the support of the editorial staff, ensuring its overall publishing quality as well as the development, expansion and consolidation of its readership but also of its visibility and reputation. The EiC is responsible for the overall outreach and communications strategy of the GEJ, including the management of its network of partner publications and of regular authors, correspondents and other supports.
The EiC is responsible for ensuring a balanced framework and environment of work for the rest of the GEJ staff in terms of the editorial and outreach and communications deliverables.
Main responsibilities and tasks
- Design and implementation of the overall GEJ strategy
- Management of the GEJ staff (currently a team of 3 to 5)
- Conception, production and delivery of GEJ printed editions
- Coordination, supervision and quality delivery of online journal products
- Leading and coordination of the Editorial Board
- General management of Partners’ relations
- General management of relations with other dimensions of the Foundation’s work
- Overseeing budget and strategic financial decisions
- Overseeing main communications streams
- Representing the GEJ externally
Qualities and experience sought
- A minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience in edition, journalism and/or in a relevant position within a political foundation or similar organisation;
- Excellent writing and communication skills, including in an intercultural environment;
- Fluency in English and at least one other EU language; any additional language is a precious asset;
- Good knowledge of the current European debates, EU politics and history;
- Good knowledge of the political history of the Green movement, its current developments, and its national trajectories at the European level;
- Capacity to plan strategic developments and to exercise team leadership;
- Taste for networking, exploring and building partnership with various actors across Europe;
- Ability to work both independently and in collaborative mode within a team, with a developed sense of accountability;
- Adherence to GEF’s mission and team values (solidarity, respect, openness, sustainability and autonomy);
- Willingness to travel, availability for occasional work outside regular office hours.
What we offer
- A full-time (38h/week) position
- A salary defined by GEF’s salary scale, taking into account the category of function and prior experience of the candidates (between 4.100 EUR gross monthly for candidates with 5 years’ experience and 4.396 EUR with 12+ years’ experience, subject to Belgian tax and social security)
- Other advantages such as 13th month, flexible hours, extra holidays, teleworking possibilities, meal vouchers, training budget and full public transport reimbursement
- An open, positive and engaging working atmosphere in an international environment
Starting date: July-September 2020
Office location: Brussels, Belgium
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by attachment to an e-mail to email@example.com until 8th June 2020 midnight, attention of Ioana Banach, Green European Foundation Director ad Interim.
- The application must include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the motivation for this position, both comprised in a single pdf document which includes first and last name of the candidate in the document name.
- Samples of written production by the candidate (preferably in English) can be attached to the application but are not a requirement.
The interviews for the position will take place in Brussels or online between 10-25th June 2020.
In case of questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
*GEF is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion; all qualified applicants will receive fair consideration regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability and minority status.
This position is open to EU and non-EU citizens.