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Community Manager on the GROW Observatory
at: CulturePolis, Corfu/Athens, Greece
work contract until 31/10/2019
salarial cost (including all charges / taxes foreseen by Greek laws) : €12,000 / year
for applications: 03 October 2016
to be held: 12th October via Skype
– a non profit organization based in Corfu, Greece with offices also in Athens,
is looking for a highly motivated and capable professional Online Community Editor to work in close collaboration with the
Community Manager and Communications Team of the GROW Observatory, a
Europe-wide project aiming to mobilise tens of thousands of ‘citizen
scientists; with new ideas on growing food and monitoring the environment. The
GROW Observatory is a €5.1M Horizon 2020 Citizens’ Observatory delivered by 18 organisations
across Europe (www.growobservatory.org).
an Online Community Editor, you will :
be responsible for online
storytelling and community development;
research, develop, produce, publish
and build audiences for stories on the GROW project, people taking part,
growing techniques and Europe wide science
enable people taking part in GROW to
tell their own stories, and use storytelling as a way to build engagement and
build community and audiences
online, and establish a solid connection between a wide network of communities
work in close collaboration with the
engagement and citizen science teams, and also the marketing and communication
The post includes the following responsibilities:
Create authentic content that is relevant to context and interesting for
identified community champions and micro-communities.
Design stories that audiences can add to or personalise and circulate widely.
Support growers and scientists in the GROW project to tell their own stories,
helping to amplify and communicate these stories online.
Research and develop success stories, calls to action or hero stories that can
inspire engagement and build loyalty within specific local contexts.
Design stories in a multitude of contexts and formats including videos, essays,
photos, live streams, infographics, live events etc.
Know what and how to publish stories, being able to get content into
appropriate format, always looking at what did well, reflecting on why it
worked and what gave it momentum.
Create publishing rhythms of regular stories around events and activities,
curate highlights on regular rhythms.
Dive deeper into stories that show promise.
Build audiences through sharing between communities.
Create a dialogue with contributors, let people know they are being listened
to, and ensure regular feedback and reward for participants.
Respond to any pending requests, such as held messages or subscription
Respond to questions about the list’s purpose and appropriate content.
Review messages carried on the list to ensure that they are appropriate to the
list’s topic, do not contain copyrighted material, and are respectful of other
MSc degree highly regarded.
BSc or Master’s degree in environmental or social sciences or related field.
Minimum five years experience in successful complex projects.
Experience with community development, campaign management, event management.
Experience in social media management.
Experience in running a listserv is an advantage.
Innovative flair and creativity in program design.
Understanding of the role and services of citizen science.
Experience with translating user/community needs into new programs and
Exceptional communication, presentation and negotiations skills.
Exceptional organisational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead effectively through influence.
Good understanding of environmental monitoring, natural resource management,
soil conservation, agroecology and food communities highly regarded.
Video editing skills highly regarded.
Fluent in English (oral and written).
apply for this position, please send a CV and cover letter to
Ref: GROW Observatory
cover letter should include a statement on your background, interest in this
post, and relevant expertise and experience. Please include a short description
of a community you have been involved with managing online, describing the
focus of the community, how you grew the size and/or activity of that
community, and the one thing you learnt from managing that community.