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6th May 2024

Manager Press and Communications Germany as parental leave substitution (f/m/d)

Temporary, Full or part-time

Agora Energiewende

As a think tank, Agora Energiewende pursues the goal of achieving a globally climate-neutral energy system by the middle of the century. Under the umbrella of the Agora think tanks (Agora Energiewende, Agora Industry and Agora Agrar) with a total of around 180 employees at four locations worldwide, we combine research, dialogue and public relations in our daily work to find answers to the questions that are crucial for the energy transition. We act independently and free from economic or party-political interests. The German energy and heat transition plays a central role for us. The German government has set itself the target of generating 80% of electricity from renewable energies by 2030. Ambitious targets have also been set in the building sector. For Germany to achieve its climate targets, innovative and practical policy concepts are required for the implementation of the energy and heating transition. Making our experts’ knowledge and our concepts accessible to a broad audience is an important part of our work.  As part of a parental leave cover, we are looking for support for our head office in Berlin (Hackescher Markt) as soon as possible:

Manager Press and Communications Germany (f/m/d) as parental leave substitution  
Berlin-based, full-or part-time role (minimum 32 hrs) 

In this role, you will be part of our 18 people strong Communications Team based in Berlin, Brussels and Bangkok and focus on Agora’s work to further the German energy and heat transition from our Berlin office.

Your responsibilities include

  • Managing Agora’s communication relating to our Germany work within our Agora Energiewende brand in cooperation with the project teams;
  •  Coordinating the Germany-related communication work of Agora Energiewende with the press and public relations work of other areas within the Agora Think Tanks; 
  • Creating outreach products such as press releases and online publications as well as press events in close collaboration with the project leads; 
  • Guiding project leads in their outreach – from project kick-off to the final publication, as well as with daily interview requests; 
  • Liaising with journalists and responding to media requests in cooperation with relevant colleagues;
  • Preparation of content for the Agora communication channels such as newsletters, website and social media as well as media monitoring; 
  • Keeping up with the debates and monitoring the political calendar to identify communication opportunities and develop relevant messages and communication outputs.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work in a strategically important position, in a committed team on an essential task for the future;
  • A diverse and international working environment in a cooperative working atmosphere with flat communication and decision-making hierarchies;
  • An attractive workplace in the heart of Berlin, and the option of hybrid working with good digital facilities;
  • opportunities for personal growth, training program, and continuous feedback within the whole organisation;
  • Weekly breakfast, team events and other get-togethers with colleagues from around the globe;
  • 29 vacation days (with a 5-day week), 24.12. and 31.12. work-free; 
  • A full-time or part-time role with initially a one-year employment contract.

We are looking for

  • Minimum of 4 years proven track-record as a journalist or in the PR sector with a good understanding of the German media landscape;
  • Understanding for the role of a science-based think tank; 
  • Proven skills in translating technically complex topics into easily understandable and powerful messages; 
  • Preferably a solid understanding of national and European energy policies and a political mind with strong interest in shaping the clean energy and heat transition; 
  • Confidence and with openness to working proactively and independently on diverse tasks and topics in parallel;
  • Strong organisational skills with an understanding of project coordination;
  • Experience in using different social media platforms and CMS (like Typo 3); 
  • Outstanding writing skills; German at a native speaker level and excellent command of written and spoken English - active knowledge of other European languages is a plus.
There are certainly very good candidates for this position who do not fulfil all the requirements of the job description. Perhaps you have certain skills that we haven't thought of? Then let us know why you are the right person for us.

How to apply

Does this position appeal to you? Are you excited by the prospect of working in a crucial role with a committed team on an essential task for the future? Then we look forward to receiving your application until June 2 2024 through our website.

We ask that you refrain from including an application photo.

We want an energy transition for everyone from everyone. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to receive applications from people from groups that have been underrepresented in energy policy. We welcome applications regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability and age, and sexual orientation.  Unfortunately, our offices in Berlin are not completely barrier-free, but we intend to work on solutions. 

As part of this, we are soliciting anonymous information on a voluntary basis regarding our applicant’s backgrounds. This information will be used only to inform future recruitment strategies and will not impact hiring decisions in any form. Your input will not be forwarded to third parties and will not be used in connection with your application.
Please follow this link to participate in the survey. 

Personal contact for the position

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Berkenhagen at marcus.berkenhagen@agora-thinktanks.org.