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Communication Manager - Lille or Lyon, France

Deadline: 20/02/2023

At Earthworm Foundation, we believe that supply chains can be an engine of prosperity for communities and ecosystems. To achieve this, we work with companies and other actors to tackle the environmental and social challenges of production practices.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Communication Manager, based in Lille or Lyon, France.

What Makes Us Unique

Our profound belief in people, their capacity to change and be a force for good. Our desire to work where the problems are, to innovate and find practical solutions on the ground.

Your Job :

  • Develop and implement communication strategy for France, including work plan and budget development, in alignment with the global communications strategy;
  • Develop strategies to grow audience base and deepen audience engagement in France that includes, audience analysis and engagement, content strategy and content planning and production;
  • Produce, coordinate and support the creation of content for communication tools and platforms (e.g. press releases, publications, social media posts). Generate compelling examples of how Earthworm, its members/partners, bring about change on the ground;
  • Assist in implementing the social media strategy, creating and maintaining relevant local social media platforms. Draft monthly reports based on downloaded user information, keeping track of engagement levels, and find ways to improve engagement;
  • Build relationships with external media and ensure that our work is known in the region;
  • Support of global communications media outreach in France, e.g. Coordinate media responses, Media trip coordination, etc;
  • Provide communications support for member communications in the region;
  • Develop strategic partnerships and engagement on key Earthworm projects in France;
  • Engage and manage external agencies/consultants (graphic designers, editorial writers, PR agencies, event organizers, videographers), where needed;
  • Plan and coordinate strategic events in the region;
  • Maintain database system and archive all France communication files and records (articles, photos, videos, graphics, audio memos, etc.); inventory of communication equipment; document administration; and updating and maintaining vendor database (photos/videos/designs) ;
  • Monitor efficacy and quality of internal communications through employee surveys and develop reports and action plan based on survey results;
  • Facilitate cross-pollination of ideas and approaches among regions, share challenges and solutions with other regional communications managers.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree or other equivalent higher-level education/training in communication, and journalism;
  • 4-5 years of relevant communications experience;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Agility in adapting to work/ organizational dynamics;
  • A strong ability to operate collaboratively;
  • Intermediate client engagement skills;
  • Proficiency in Communications tools (video, photoshop, InDesign, website);
  • Familiar with Communications tools (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, video, website);
  • Familiar with analytics;
  • Good at storytelling.

Language skills:

  • Native in French (written & Spoken);
  • Advanced in English (written & Spoken).

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains.
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Takes initiative, is proactive and has a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Action oriented;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Collaborative and communicative;
    • Humble;
    • Respects different perspectives.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Office based
  • Occasional field visits as determined by business / program needs.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract;
  • Immediate start;
  • French citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To Apply :

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to by 20/02/2023. Please put your last name and Comms/FR/2023 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Good luck !