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FoodUnfolded Editors

FoodUnfolded® is looking for editors to join our diverse and growing team! We are seeking three editors for our Spanish, German, and English websites.
EIT Food West
Remote
Deadline: 15 May 2022

FoodUnfolded® is looking for editors to join our diverse and growing team! We are seeking three editors for our Spanish, German and English websites, respectively.

FoodUnfolded® is a digital platform designed to reconnect people with the origins of their food. We strive to create credible, non-partisan, and accessible content that encourages our audience to think critically about the food system and their relationships with food. Through our collaborations, we build communication bridges between consumers, academics, experts, and policymakers. This community is the backbone of our mission, and we implement a wide range of content formats to engage our community and share information in an accessible, thought-provoking way.

Methodology/Organisation of work:

The ideal candidate is self-managing, works well collaboratively, is able to deliver on tight deadlines and is committed to communicating about the origins and impact of our food. Responsibilities will include working with the FoodUnfolded® editorial team, external agencies and EIT Food’s regional offices (CLC’s). The position is remote, but FoodUnfolded’s primary audience focus is in Europe and most meetings are held virtually, in Central European Time.

The Editor should have:

  • Excellent communications skills to diverse audiences, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence others and effect change;

  • A body of work showcasing an understanding of what it takes to run an online community and all it entails;

  • A Master degree in Science Communication, Journalism, Public Engagement or equivalent domain;

  • A ‘can do’ attitude, a strong sense of ownership and is able to deliver results;

  • A team player, self-organised; proactive, and service-oriented;

  • Strong teamwork communication skills and being able to work around tight deadlines;

  • The ability to learn and adapt quickly;

  • Cultural sensitivity when creating and editing publishing material;

  • Experience working in cross-cultural environments;

  • Proficiency with MS Office;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) is a plus;

  • Affinity with food, agriculture and sustainability

Work Scope:

  1. Editor FoodUnfolded.com

  • Liaise with our website developer and advancing development to keep the site on point;

  • Liaise with our SEO agency to make sure FoodUnfolded® continues to grow via SEO and that the SEO work can feed into the content direction of the campaigns;

  • Responsible for publication of editorial material;

  • Collaborate with the other editors and manage parts of running campaigns (in time, run campaigns);

  • Project manage events/dialogues as part of the campaigns;

  • Produce social media content for our Instagram-account (Tik Tok possible in the future);

  • Liaise with EIT Food partners and non-partners to develop collaborations;

  • Support the social impact tracking work

  • Give ad hoc support where needed as we’re still a small team

  • Ensure all content represents FoodUnfolded® brand and ethos faithfully

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  1. Editor FoodUnfolded® DACH

  • Liaise with EIT Food and regional office (CLC Central) to better anchor FoodUnfolded® DACH to EIT Food (and CLC Central in particular)

  • Explore non-EIT Food national collaborations to further FoodUnfolded’s aims and goals

  • Explore national funding opportunities to contribute towards FoodUnfolded’s financial sustainability plan

  • Grow the reach of the website for FoodUnfolded DACH via SEO work (with agency)

  • Give editorial support for FoodUnfolded®(DACH), campaign support

  • Prepare strategy for growing FoodUnfolded via events (link to CLC Central events, other events or bespoke);

  • Project manage events/dialogues as part of the campaigns;

  • Grow the contributors and experts pool

  • Network & attend events to represent FoodUnfolded® DACH

  • Support the translation of content (DE-EN/EN-DE)

  • Ensure all content represents FoodUnfolded® brand and ethos faithfully

  • Support EN campaign development and adapt to DACH community.

  • Fluency in German

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  1. Editor FoodUnfolded® Spanish

  • Liaise with EIT Food and regional office (CLC South) to better anchor FoodUnfolded® ES to EIT Food (and CLC South in particular)

  • Explore non-EIT Food national collaborations to further FoodUnfolded’s aims and goals

  • Explore national funding opportunities to contribute towards FoodUnfolded’s financial sustainability plan

  • Grow the reach of the website for FoodUnfolded® ES via SEO work (with agency)

  • Manage the FoodUnfolded® ES website (via agency) to make sure the site is on point and up to date (technically and design-wise)

  • Upload editorial material

  • Together with content editor, prepare ES-specific posts for FoodUnfolded® Instagram

  • Prepare strategy for growing FoodUnfolded via events (link to CLC South events, other events or bespoke);

  • Project manage events/dialogues as part of the campaigns;

  • Attend FoodUnfolded® EN editorial meetings to make sure FoodUnfolded EN and ES are aligned;

  • Meet regularly with the German editor to make sure DACH and ES are aligned;

  • Manage article translations from Foodunfolded.com and FoodUnfolded® DACH;

  • Grow, manage and commission content from the ES pool of contributors;

  • Support EN campaign development and adapt to ES community.

  • Fluency in Spanish


We invite interested candidates to send us a proposal covering scope of work - find more details in the Request for Proposals.

Timing: 4 days a week

Contract Type: Long-term contract position (freelance), yearly extensions

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