Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 20779

Do you want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our planet? Acre is supporting the Organic Cotton Accelerator in recruiting a Communications & PR manager based in Amsterdam.

The Organic Cotton Accelerator seeks an enthusiastic Communications & PR manager for their international team, and they need your ideas, insights, and leadership.

The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) believes organic cotton is the catalyst for a truly sustainable textiles sector. OCA's platform unites the sector to unleash the potential of organic cotton, from field to fashion, for people and the planet. OCA envision a future where, every time a farmer switches to organic cotton, there is a ripple effect of positivity: farmers earn more, and their land and soils are fertile for future generations, protecting our planet. OCA calls this the Organic Cotton Effect.

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 OCA's 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-centred creative outputs.

  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in PR, Communication, or Journalism, or proven work experience

  • At least five years of relevant working experience with a track record of producing press releases, editorial planning, events and other PR products

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (a test will be conducted during the recruitment)

  • Native or near-native English level proficiency, both verbal and written

  • Creative minded and a clean style of writing

  • 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.

OCA's offer

  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension

  • Based at the Fashion for Good centre in Central Amsterdam, OCA offers 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.

Please note that this position would require you to be based in Amsterdam at least twice a week and is able to work in the Netherlands without the need for visa sponsorship.

If you've realised this is the opportunity for you in 2023 to bring significant impact or would like to know more; please apply directly.

If you have any questions, please contact Thaddeus Tan at thaddeus.tan@acre.com to enquire further.

Only applications through Acre's website/link will be considered.