Digital Manager (f/m/d)

Full-Time | Little Sun Foundation e.V.

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Berlin, Deutschland | April 27, 2022

Little Sun is an organization that empowers communities in Africa with solar energy and inspires action for a solar powered world. Founded by contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, Little Sun “puts the power of the sun in your hands” through a suite of artfully-designed solar devices, livelihood programs, and renewable energy and climate advocacy efforts.  Little Sun products make light and safety possible for refugees, help students extend study hours in areas without electricity, and allow public health workers to charge their phones in remote locations, among others.  

After nine years in operation, Little Sun has distributed over one million solar powered products globally and is a leader in emotionally engaging renewable energy communications.  We are embarking on an ambitious new strategy that will take the organization deeper in selected countries to support families and communities to move up the energy access ladder by using solar power for agriculture, small-scale enterprise, and healthcare.

In addition, Little Sun leads public campaigns using creativity, emotion, and hopeful storytelling to galvanize citizens around renewable energy and climate action.

About You

You are an experienced communications professional with a knack for all digital targeting and engagement. You are excellent at delivering communications plans and able to cut through a crowded digital landscape to get to the people that matter. While you are skilled at digital planning, you also enjoy the nitty-gritty of implementation, leading on digital marketing, and identifying new messages and channels. You are a team player with strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with our wider communications, fundraising team, and partners. You are passionate about solving the climate crisis and winning campaigns.

The Work

Working with Little Sun campaign and network partners, reporting to Senior Communications Managers, the Digital Manager located at our headquarter in Berlin or at our office in New York will focus on supporting work in the following areas:

  • Roll out of Little Sun brand online, building our voice and creative execution

  • Working with our Senior Communications Managers to come up with new and innovative growth strategies

  • Editorial calendar management for website and social channels, supporting our Senior Communications Managers

  • Influencers management

  • Website content and performance management, together with our web development team

  • Newsletter & digital channel outreach, paid promotion, management and analytics

  • Executing donor campaign outreach, in collaboration with our Senior Communications Managers

  • Delivery of campaign-based reporting

  • Ad hoc product marketing support, advertising copy, and creative design management, in collaboration with communications and sales responsible persons

  • Ad hoc content development support: blog, newsletter copywriting, video and photo production

Specific skills/experience needed

  • Five years minimum communications experience

  • Proven ability to prepare and execute creative and effective digital communications strategies across paid and owned channels

  • Editorial planning and scheduling in line with wider communications goals

  • Digital marketing: MailChimp, CRM, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads

  • Website management and optimization

  • Donor acquisition experience with targeted digital outreach

  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an ability to understand and analyze complex development, energy, and environment issues and communicate them clearly to targeted audiences

  • Experience running digital communications for effective campaigns, with experience in nonprofit donor acquisition, climate, community engagement, or clean energy a plus

  • Ability to create social media materials (short videos, infographics, etc.) a plus

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required (level C2 or native speaker); German or French a plus

  • Capable of working both as an integrated team member and to self-start and work independently

What can Little Sun offer you?

  • Opportunity to thrive in an entrepreneurial, evolving and creative environment

  • A friendly team that is passionate about our shared vision

  • A varied workplace with lots of opportunities of personal development

  • Flexible office solutions, working hours and digital work

We actively encourage applicants from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds, ethnicities, and communities, and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by Little Sun.

Little Sun is an equal opportunity employer. Little Sun recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

The position is initially limited to one year with the option to extend.

Please submit your letter of motivation, your CV with salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date to: jobs@littlesun.org.

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