Part-time: 20h/week, employed or self-employed (if requested by the applicant). 12 month contract starting by agreement. Salary approx. TVÖD E13 50%.
RePlanet is a new pan-european environmental NGO, united under a pro-science “eco-progressive” vision, that aims to combine human ingenuity, creativity and democratically controlled technology to achieve a sustainable society and face the climate and biodiversity crisis. RePlanet by now includes 14 different European nations.
The Eco-Progressive Network (Öko-Progressives Netzwerk e. V.) is one of two national member organizations of RePlanet in Germany, specifically focused on agriculture, nutrition and bioeconomy. EcoProg was founded by the team of the blog “Progressive Agrarwende” in 2020 consisting of young researchers, farmers and politicians. The Eco-Progressive Network acts as the local partner of RePlanet and employer.
As a National Campaigner you will work as the national representative of an international pan-European team based in 8 different European nations (UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland). You will be an experienced campaigner with a diverse skill set capable of using creative campaigning techniques to advance RePlanet’s objectives in Germany, whilst also pitching in to help RePlanet’s EU wide campaign objectives in Brussels. Your role may include some, or all, of the following:
🏢Direct lobbying of decision-makers
📰Media advocacy (writing op-eds / pitching stories to journalists about our
campaigns) Organizing street-level protests and stunts
🗳Commissioning tactical opinion polling
🔬Working with RePlanet’s research team in science communication and own
pieces of research
📹Working with RePlanet’s video production team to create and disseminate
unique social media content, producing social media content for the
Eco-Progressive Network e. V.
📣Management of social media campaigns
🚜Interest in the field of agriculture, plant breeding and nutrition
🎓Applicable university degree, or graduate student in a feasible field (life
science, journalism, political science, media design, …)
🗣Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
🌍Fluency in German and English language
🗞Previous experience in media and journalism is advantageous
📣Previous experience in campaigning and/or political advocacy is advantageous
You will be collaborative, creative, and self-motivating prepared to create and execute your own strategy nationally in consultation with the wider EU team. As a national campaigner in collaboration with the EcoProgressive Network, you will work in RePlanet’s agricultural workstream. In our agriculture workstream, we will shortly be launching a new campaign called Fight for the Future of Food, advocating for cellular agriculture, plant-based proteins, and new breeding techniques (such as CRISPR). This new campaign will advocate for a radical phase-out of most animal agriculture and its replacement by more ethical, sustainable technologies that can yield more food on far less land. We will advocate for the rewilding of 50%+ of Europe on the land spared from today’s outdated agricultural system. Initially, in the “Give Genes A Chance!” campaign we’ll be following the EU’s new regulation proposal of new breeding technologies in 2023, by building a network of early-career researchers and empowering European researchers.
Send your application (max 1 pg) and CV (max 2 pg) by 20.06.2022 to the board of the Eco-Progressive Network (firstname.lastname@example.org).