Communications Associate, South Korea

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Organization: European Climate Foundation
Deadline: 16-Apr-23

Communications Associate, South Korea

European Climate Foundation Seul South Korea Strategic Communications

Company Description

About the ECF

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 1000 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The ECF brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.

The advertised position is with the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) – a global network of communications professionals in the field of climate, energy and nature. GSCC is a collaborative project hosted by the ECF.

Through our work, we try to contribute to a world with a safe and stable climate for current and future generations. We hope to build broad support for just, inclusive, and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

Our philanthropically funded work focuses on media debate and public discourse at the global level and in major economies across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. We support a diverse range of partners across sectors and geographies, helping them add their voices, views, and insights to the conversation.


About the role

As a communications strategist, you are responsible for contributing to the development of a strategic communications work, which includes building and sustaining narratives on climate and energy, and you will work with and support various partner organizations as well as traditional news media.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver the GSCC South Korea strategy
  • Act as a source of local intelligence and information for the network
  • Develop, convene, maintain, and facilitate networks of partners across policy and political issue interests to drive stronger operational impact
  • Provide communication services, strategic advice and media relations to partners and campaigns in the region as well as the global network and global campaigns
  • Work with the global network to contribute to research as required and to deliver relevant content localized by territory, processing ACT packages by other GSCC desks and producing regional ACT packages for the network
  • Assist, attend and/or lead on major international events in other geographies as required
  • Act as a contact point for the network for key international partners where required
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on communications efforts, as and when required
  • Work with vendors and freelancers who can support some of the key tasks mentioned above


Experience and competencies

  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience working in communication or news media
  • Native Korean speaker, and good understanding of English. Other Asian languages a plus
  • A good, broad, and detailed understanding of issues in the climate and energy space
  • Strategic instincts about what effective communications work is needed
  • Knowledge of trends in the use of digital tools to engage key audiences
  • A team player and a natural collaborator with high levels of self-motivation and a passion for excellence, used to working flexibly at fast pace in remote settings and across time-zones
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work unusual hours from time to time, due to challenges of being part of a global team
  • The disposition to work with colleagues in a high-trust community of peers and a commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach and a spirit of generosity and mutual support


Other information


  • Negotiable, some domestic and international travel required

Start date

  • As soon as possible

How to apply

  • Please submit your application accompanied by your CV and a short cover letter addressing the job criteria, both documents should be in English
  • Applications will be considered until the role is filled; early applications are encouraged. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially
  • There Is no deadline for application, but the posting will be closed as soon as the position is filled.