European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an international not-for-profit association of 42 digital rights organisations from across Europe and beyond. We advocate for robust and enforced laws, inform and mobilise people, promote a healthy and accountable technology market and build a movement of organisations and individuals committed to digital rights and freedoms in a connected world.

EDRi is looking for an experienced Communications and Media Manager to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to help shape and lead on the communications of a well-respected network of NGOs at a time of numerous challenges to our rights and freedoms in the digital age. The deadline to apply is 22ndMay 2020. This is a full-time, permanent position and the start date is expected to be July 2020.

The Communications and Media Manager leads and is responsible for EDRi’s strategic communications and engagement with the media. We are looking for an individual that will bring a strategic and creative mindset to communicate about complex human rights and technology issues in a diverse, fast-changing political environment. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in working with European and national media, excellent storytelling and drafting skills, as well as the ability to establish a network of journalists.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to transparency and inclusion. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive working environment. We encourage individual members of groups at risk of discrimination to apply for this post.

Job title: Communications and Media Manager
Start date (expected): July 2020
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: EDRi Office, Brussels, Belgium

As Communications and Media Manager, working closely with EDRi’s Policy, Campaigns and Network colleagues, you will:

  • Develop EDRi’s communications and media engagement long term strategies and short term plans;
  • Promote EDRi’s work and narrative to the media, raising the profile of the EDRi network, including by helping to disseminate their work;
  • Establish and maintain a robust network of media contacts and relationships;
  • Support the production and secure the publication of EDRi op-eds and other materials in leading outlets;
  • Write, edit and send press releases and manage media inquiries;
  • Support the production and editing of content for EDRi’s website and of the EDRi-gram bi-monthly newsletter;
  • Oversee EDRi’s social media presence;
  • Oversee the editing and design of EDRi’s publications;
  • Analyse media coverage and contribute to report on EDRi’s media exposure and communication work.


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a similar role;
  • A university degree in journalism, communications, media studies, EU affairs, public relations or related field or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the European media landscape and of European institutions, and an interest in communicating about and framing of human rights, in particular privacy, surveillance and law enforcement, freedom of expression, as well as other internet policy issues;
  • Experience in media relations, leading networks of journalists and creating networks of influence;
  • Exceptional writing skills in particular for op-eds and press releases;
  • Ability to create visuals for social media, work on simple graphic designs and formatting.
  • Strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines;
  • Experience of working with and in small teams;
  • Excellent level of English;
  • Knowledge of another European language is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of database management systems, mailing list and free and open software is an advantage.

To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter and a maximum two-page CV in English (including two professional references) and in .pdf format to applications(at) by 22ndMay 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.