The role

As a Communications & PR Manager, you are part of the global Communications team and report to the Communications and Public Affairs Director based in the Netherlands. You will collaborate closely with our Communications Officer in India and the other departments to develop assets that tell the OCA story clearly and compellingly.

Main responsibilities

Media relations

  • Develop and manage an annual media plan to advance OCA`s strategic goals and objectives to external audiences
  • Conduct active media outreach and identify opportunities for profiling OCA in online and traditional media
  • Develop key messages, prepare briefs, write commentary pieces, draft media responses, op-eds and produce other print/video/digital content for media
  • Support the Communications Director in managing communications around crises and issues
  • Build relations with media contacts proactively
  • Monitor the relevant media and provide compelling media reports.

Content management 

  • Create and maintain an editorial calendar and ensure content distribution to internal and external channels
  • Develop engaging, data-driven storytelling editorial content that connects with the OCA community and the broader audience
  • Project management and execution of communications plans from A to Z, including managing external agencies and freelancers to ensure high-quality content is produced and distributed.
  • Work closely with the Communications Officer to publish regular content on the digital channels (website, newsletters, social media).

Event management 

  • Coordinate external events and continuously improve the event experience (conferences, webinars, and other event formats)
  • Manage external suppliers, such as event management agencies, to produce quality, audience-centered creative outputs.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor`s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Communication or Journalism
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (a test will be conducted during the recruitment)
  • Native or near-native English
  • Creative minded and a clean style of writing
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience with a track record of producing press releases, editorial planning, events and other PR products
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with using CMS (WordPress) and email platforms (Mailchimp)
  • Experience with or formal training in advocacy/public affairs is a plus
  • Familiar with Google Analytics and reporting digital KPIs
  • Driven to make a difference for people and the planet
  • Adheres to OCA`s values: we are honest, inclusive, enterprising, and have grit.

We offer

  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension
  • Based at the Fashion for Good centre in the heart of Amsterdam, we offer an international, warm, and collaborative environment that champions our team’s diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds.
  • The opportunity to learn about various topics directly from experts
  • The opportunity to contribute to a critical mission: realising the true potential of organic cotton.

If you think this role suits you, please submit your CV and cover letter in English before June 30, 2023. 

To apply: click here

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.