*As of 20 March 2020, this call is now closed.
Populist Rebellion in 21st-century Central and Eastern Europe (POPREBEL) is a European Commission Horizon 2020 project seeking to explain the rise of populism/illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe and to find ways to resist populist and illiberal rhetoric and action. We are focused on understanding people’s own perspectives on these issues to inform long-term strategies and policies. We currently convene a set of four large online conversation spaces in Polish, Czech, Serbian and English, where people discuss these issues and on which Edgeryders performs continuous ethnographic analysis. This analysis will then be used by the POPREBEL consortium and the EC in their policy initiatives.
In 2020, we will be adding a German-language conversation space and are thus looking to hire a German-speaking community manager to collaborate with us on this project. The project runs for three years in total but this work will run for approximately 21 months, starting at the earliest, on a part-time basis (about 20% of your time or about 8 hrs/week). The salary is EUR 35/hr.
Experience desirable, but not strictly necessary if you are an experienced participant in online communities.
Fluent in German and English.
Able to work part-time without set hours, during the day or night, with strong time-management skills.
Good writing skills. Able to advance a conversation by interacting constructively with others.
You need to be open, accepting, tolerant and a good listener. At the same time, you need to be able to maintain civil discussions and manage conflicts when emotions run high.
Passionate and reasonably knowledgeable about the subject matter of POPREBEL’s goals.
A good collaborator, who works well with a team and takes direction from management when needed.
Your professional and personal network includes people involved in social activism.
Participate in, moderate and be responsible for ongoing online conversations about the rise of populism and illiberalism and related issues.
Contribute and work with the project team to prepare community events in Germany and/or Europe. Assist in outreach efforts that include scheduled group video calls and local live events organised by Edgeryders.
Add to online conversations by providing links to reference material, articles and papers when appropriate.
Maintain a lively and civil atmosphere. Mediate conflicts when necessary.
Help other participants with the platform when they need or request it.
You can do the work online, from wherever you are, but you may be requested to participate in one or more physical meetings. And there will be a required two-day training session in Brussels. Your travel expenses for these meetings will be covered. We coordinate and communicate through the Edgeryders platform.
How to apply:
Study the POPREBEL website (https://populism-europe.com/poprebel), so you understand the project and its scope.
Study the community website: https://edgeryders.eu/c/wellbeing
Sign up with an account on: https://communities.edgeryders.eu
Post a reply to this topic below [Now hiring: German community manager] and tell us why you are motivated to join the team, about your interests and current work, or any life story you think is meaningful. When you write it, consider the following questions:
- What experiences have you had that are most related to POPREBEL? What stories can you share?
- Does your own network of colleagues and friends discuss issues relating to the rise of populism/illiberalism? Are any of them involved in social activism related to these issues?
- Include a link or reference to your CV (preferably online).
- Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the opening is filled. We will notify all candidates in a comment below when we close the call.