Open position: Communications Lead for MyData Global

Changing the world is a tough, but fun job. That’s why we need more people like you on our team!

Employer: MyData Global ry, an international nonprofit based in Helsinki, Finland
Type: Full-time position
Start: Preferably May 2021
End: Permanent
Location: Online/negotiable, preferred location close to Central European Timezone (CET+0)

We are looking for an experienced professional to join our team. We work for the inevitable shift towards human-centricity in the digital era by facilitating collaboration between business, public sector, academia and civil society innovators.

About you

You are an excellent communicator. You write and speak with clarity and concision. You use creative stories to bring the work to life. You are a self-starter with the ability to manage your time and priorities. You have good people skills and leadership qualities that align with our culture of co-creation and collaboration. Most importantly, you feel happy to contribute to a shared goal and celebrate others’ work.

You are able to work mostly online and flexible working hours. You are open and understanding of different cultures.

The role

You will be largely responsible for the communications strategy, website renewal project, outreach activities, press relations and social media. You have an essential position in the organisation and get to be involved in the strategic part of the work.

Other responsibilities include:

Audience engagement

  • Working with the team to create content for the newsletters, website and social media channels
  • Developing content to support our cases and projects 
  • Developing our brand visual identity guidelines 
  • Writing compelling copy
  • Bring our work to life across multiple mediums

Press

  • Develop media and press coverage around our cases and projects
  • Drafting and coordinating press releases and briefings to the media 
  • Building contacts with journalists around the world and developing existing relationships, maintaining internal records 

We offer you

  • A sufficient salary
  • You’ll be accompanied by a supportive and creative team, always ready to try out new things to evolve our work and collaboration. 
  • A spot in the center of our award-winning activity and large network of international experts possessing an incredible depth of connections, experience and knowledge. 
  • Insightful experience of leading a wide global network of data professionals and people interested in the data economy.
  • You’ll acquire “cultural intelligence” by working with people from different backgrounds.
  • If you are based in Finland you’ll have the opportunity to work in the Maria01 startup center and Urban3 ecosystem (after the pandemic restrictions ease).

And of course, the most important thing: you get to make a difference in the world and help shape the future of the internet and society! 

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • An interest in digital rights, digital business, personal data and a fair digital society
  • A clear, creative and concise communicator in English – verbally and in writing, on the level of a native speaker
  • An ability to deliver quality work on deadline
  • Thorough understanding and experience with of various types of media
  • A track-record of getting media coverage on challenging issues 
  • A self-starter / able to work independently
  • Willingness to support other members of a small team as required
  • An ability to think and act strategically
  • Able to simplify – communicate about complex issues in an understandable way

About us

MyData Global is an award-winning international nonprofit with its headquarters in Finland. The purpose of MyData Global is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. Our domain is a unique combination of business, innovations and human rights in the digital world. At the moment, we’re a team of four, based in Finland and Estonia. Our hub network covers over 25 countries, our board is international and our 600 members come from over 50 countries on six continents. Read more about our strategy.

It takes a diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly global movement. That’s why we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions of everyone and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. Read about our guiding principles. Please study also our Code of Conduct.

If you are a top-flight communicator and the MyData mission excites you, we would love to hear from you!

How to apply?

To apply for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter in English, indicating the salary expectation and your availability to teemu[at]mydata.org.

Please cc also staff[at]mydata.org so the whole team can get to know you!

Submit your application at your earliest convenience, and no later than 30th March.