Opportunities at openDemocracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/taxonomy/term/7833/all cached version 20/02/2018 18:08:20 en Job advert: Head of Finance & Risk https://www.opendemocracy.net/opendemocracy/job-advert-head-of-finance-risk <div class="field field-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seeking an experienced Head of Finance &amp; Risk to be solely responsible for day-to-day financial control and reporting, to monitor and report on organisational risk, and to provide strategic support to the CEO/Editor-in-Chief.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_none 0'><a href="//cdn.opendemocracy.net/files/imagecache/wysiwyg_imageupload_lightbox_preset/wysiwyg_imageupload/558532/2_1.jpg" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title=""><img src="//cdn.opendemocracy.net/files/imagecache/article_xlarge/wysiwyg_imageupload/558532/2_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="460" height="229" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload 0 imagecache imagecache-article_xlarge" style="" /></a> <span class='image_meta'><span class='image_title'>Shutterstock/erce. All rights reserved.</span></span></span></p><ul><li><strong>Hours:</strong><span>&nbsp;28-35 hours a week, five days a week.</span></li><li><strong>Pay:</strong>&nbsp;Competitive for non-profit sector, matched to hours and experience</li><li><strong>Contract:</strong>&nbsp;Permanent</li><li><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;London office</li><li><strong>Application deadline:</strong>&nbsp;Noon on 26th February 2018</li></ul><h2><strong>About openDemocracy</strong></h2> <p>openDemocracy (established in 2001) is a global, non-profit media platform that seeks to challenge power and inspire change through tenacious reporting, thoughtful analysis and democratic debate. We run <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/dup-dark-money">deep investigations</a>; we partner with <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/protest">NGOs</a>, think tanks, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/openmovements">activists and academics</a> across the world; and we have an <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/node/add/submission">open submissions policy</a> committed to diversity of voice and perspective. We publish in <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia">Russian</a>, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia">Arabic</a>, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta">Spanish and Portuguese</a> as well as English, with an ambition to bring on more languages. We also partner on <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/wfd">major global conferences</a>, and occasionally run specialist <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/teamsyntegrity">on-the-ground events</a> ourselves, bringing together innovative activists and thinkers from across the globe to try and solve some of the world’s most entrenched problems.&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>The role</strong></h2> <p>We are a small, dynamic and global organisation with big ambitions – over the last three years our gross income has almost doubled to £1.6m – and this is a key role within our senior management team. As a not-for-profit media organisation we receive funding through institutional grants, partnerships with universities and other third-sector organisations, as well as individual and community fundraising. We have a flat, federal structure with a number of self-financing projects, and in the last year we have managed over 25 grants and delivered on more than 10 partnerships – in addition to running crowdfunding campaigns and securing funds from major donors.&nbsp;</p> <p>We are looking for someone who will excel at managing the day-to-day finances, producing monthly management accounts &amp; reporting on performance – but who will also develop and innovate our systems in order create efficiencies and help us grow.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the first year of the role we will be transferring to a new publishing platform and engaging in an ambitious fundraising campaign to grow our organisation. As lead on risk and compliance, your input will be essential to ensure that this growth is sustainable and that we have the right systems and structures in place to make the most of these new opportunities.</p> <p>You will be a self motivated, experienced manager with a strong accountancy and compliance background, who is happy to get stuck in with the day-to-day management of openDemocracy’s finances but equally comfortable with budget setting and planning, monitoring risk, providing financial advice to project managers and strategic support to the Editor-In-Chief.</p> <p>It will be a challenging and exciting time to be here, and we are looking for someone who will share our excitement, and will approach all of this with wisdom, spirit and enthusiasm. </p> <p>The key responsibilities of the role are:</p><ul><li>- Day to day financial management of openDemocracy, including annual audit and quarterly re-forecast</li><li>- Preparing monthly management accounts, providing financial analysis and information to the senior leadership team, Finance &amp; Risk Committee and openDemocracy Board to inform decision making</li><li>- Providing strategic support to the organisation and managing organisational risk</li><li>- Supporting funding applications, partnership bids and other fundraising activity as appropriate, as well as financial reporting to funders and partners</li><li>- Line management of the Operations Manager</li><li>- Setting an example for financial transparency and integrity across the organisation and the independent media sector as a whole.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>For more details, <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/12iuVnyK8vaq3xGEV5jxUgL5ZtU6c-dZ8/view?usp=sharing">click here</a>&nbsp;to see job description and person specification.&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong><span>How to apply</span></strong></h2> <p>Candidates must be able to provide evidence they have the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the person specification section of the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/12iuVnyK8vaq3xGEV5jxUgL5ZtU6c-dZ8/view?usp=sharing">job description</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>To apply please <a href="https://opendemocracy60862.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fcus">click here</a> to submit your CV and a letter outlining how you fit the criteria for the role as detailed in the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/12iuVnyK8vaq3xGEV5jxUgL5ZtU6c-dZ8/view?usp=sharing">job description</a>. Please also include details of two referees (we will request permission before contacting any referees), whether you are applying for the role on a full-time, part-time or flexible basis and what your salary expectations are.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Application deadline</strong>: Noon on Monday 26th February 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>We particularly encourage those from groups who tend to be under-represented in the media to apply. We are also open to family-friendly working hours, and/or to accommodating other caring responsibilities.</em></strong></p><div class="field field-rights"> <div class="field-label">Rights:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CC by NC 4.0 </div> </div> </div> Opportunities at openDemocracy openDemocracy Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:45:24 +0000 openDemocracy 115936 at https://www.opendemocracy.net Job: Managing Editor https://www.opendemocracy.net/job-managing-editor <div class="field field-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seeking an experienced and creative Managing Editor to lead our global team and play a key role in growing our organisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_none 0'><a href="//cdn.opendemocracy.net/files/imagecache/wysiwyg_imageupload_lightbox_preset/wysiwyg_imageupload/558532/democracy_0.jpg" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title=""><img src="//cdn.opendemocracy.net/files/imagecache/article_xlarge/wysiwyg_imageupload/558532/democracy_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="460" height="229" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload 0 imagecache imagecache-article_xlarge" style="" /></a> <span class='image_meta'><span class='image_title'>Shutterstock/erce. All rights reserved.</span></span></span></p><p dir="ltr">openDemocracy is looking for an experienced and creative Managing Editor to manage and support our global team of editors and contributors, and to play a key role in growing our organisation at a pivotal moment.&nbsp;</p><ul><li><strong>Hours:</strong> 28-35 hours a week, five days a week.</li><li><strong>Pay:</strong> Competitive for non-profit sector, matched to hours and experience</li><li><strong>Contract:</strong> Permanent</li><li><strong>Location:</strong> London office, with the option of some remote working</li><li><strong>Application deadline:</strong> 12th December 2017</li></ul><h2>About openDemocracy</h2><p dir="ltr">openDemocracy (established in 2001) is a global, non-profit media platform that seeks to challenge power and inspire change through tenacious reporting, thoughtful analysis and democratic debate. We run <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/dup-dark-money">deep investigations</a>; we partner with <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/protest">NGOs</a>, think tanks, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/openmovements">activists and academics</a> across the world; and we have an <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/node/add/submission">open submissions policy</a> committed to diversity of voice and perspective. We publish in <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia">Russian</a>, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia">Arabic</a>, <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta">Spanish and Portuguese</a> as well as English, with an ambition to bring on more languages. We also partner on <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/wfd">major global conferences</a>, and occasionally run specialist <a href="https://www.opendemocracy.net/teamsyntegrity">on-the-ground events</a> ourselves, bringing together innovative activists and thinkers from across the globe to try and solve some of the world’s most entrenched problems.&nbsp;</p><h2>The role</h2><p dir="ltr">Working closely with the Editor in Chief, Head of Operations and openDemocracy’s lead editors, you will be responsible for ensuring that all of our many projects and partnerships deliver on time, on budget and that they achieve our broader goals and ambitions. You will provide editorial guidance and leadership, including ad-hoc input on editing, commissioning and social media output. You will also take a lead role in assessing and improving our systems and workflows in order to make our operation more effective – from our budgeting, forward planning and open submissions systems, to assessing our impact and using analytics to shape our decision-making.</p><p dir="ltr">Most importantly, you will inspire and encourage creative thinking and action amongst the team, nurture talent and seize opportunities to invigorate and grow openDemocracy.</p><p dir="ltr">This is a key role within our senior management team in a small, dynamic and growing organisation with big ambitions. During the first year of the role we will be transferring to a new tech platform, running at least 14 projects and partnerships, and engaging in an ambitious fundraising campaign to grow our organisation.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">It will be a challenging and exciting time to be here, and we are looking for someone who will share our excitement, and will approach all of this with wisdom, spirit and enthusiasm.&nbsp;</p><h2>Key responsibilities:</h2><p dir="ltr">- Responsibility for the successful delivery all of openDemocracy main site’s key editorial projects and partnerships, including budget and project management, resource allocation, liaison with partners and reporting to funders</p><p dir="ltr">- Assessing and improving our existing systems in order to bring about greater efficiencies in planning, budgeting, editing workflow, publishing and social media output</p><p dir="ltr">- Co-ordination of a pool of editors, freelancers and contractors in order to deliver on those projects</p><p dir="ltr">- Close liaison with openDemocracy’s lead editors, supporting them in growing their editorial and entrepreneurial ambitions</p><p dir="ltr">- Line-management of a small editorial team, with a particular focus on developing junior team members’ skills and experience</p><h2>Person specification&nbsp;</h2><p dir="ltr"><strong>Essential:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr">- Extremely well organised, with a strong track record of overseeing delivery of multiple editorial projects</p><p dir="ltr">- Experience of closely managing teams and of one-on-one line management</p><p dir="ltr">- Experience of managing editorial budgets and reporting to different funders and/or stakeholders according to grant or contract requirements</p><p dir="ltr">- Experience in digital publishing, social media and in working with different content formats</p><p dir="ltr">- A working and up-to-date knowledge of media law</p><p dir="ltr">- A strong contacts book of editors, journalists, civil society and policymakers</p><p dir="ltr">- Core editorial experience: ideally you will have had commissioned, copy edited, and worked as a reporter (multimedia or written). Not all of these are essential, but they are examples of what would make a strong fit&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">- A can-do attitude: approaching work with imagination, seeking to inspire others and to have fun while doing so.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Desirable:</strong></p><p dir="ltr">- Fluency in language(s) in addition to English</p><p dir="ltr">- Experience in video and/or audio editing</p><p dir="ltr">To apply, please&nbsp;<a href="https://opendemocracy60862.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fzg8/"><strong>click&nbsp;</strong><strong>here</strong></a>&nbsp;to submit your CV and a cover letter which details how you meet the criteria in the person specification. Please also state your hours of availability (within the range stated) and salary expection. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 December 2017.</p><p dir="ltr"><em><strong>We particularly encourage those from groups who tend to be under-represented in the media to apply. We are also open to family-friendly working hours, and/or to accommodating other caring responsibilities.</strong></em></p><div class="field field-rights"> <div class="field-label">Rights:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CC by NC 4.0 </div> </div> </div> Opportunities at openDemocracy openDemocracy Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:40:42 +0000 openDemocracy 114797 at https://www.opendemocracy.net