Email Writing Consultant (EU/Europe)

Europe Contract Allows remote

SumOfUs is looking to hire an Email Writing Consultant for about 15 hours a week of work, based anywhere in Europe, who is happy to write lots of content really fast around a wide range of campaigns and can whip out a basic petition email draft on a straightforward issue in less than an hour.

This role involves campaigns targeting EU institutions and the corporations that influence European Union policy. For example, some of our recent EU policy work includes campaigning against and/or strengthening regulations related to endocrine disruptors, glyphosate, neonics, EU trade deals (e.g., CETA/TTIP), plastic waste, and proposed corporate mergers (e.g., Bayer-Monsanto).

We are a global community fighting to hold corporations accountable. We harness new technologies to mobilise consumers, small investors, and workers around the world to challenge corporate power and demand sustainable and responsible business practices. We push global pharmaceutical companies to make HIV/AIDS drugs more affordable and accessible; we expose companies who donate to right-wing extremist political groups; we organize support for local activists whose houses lie in the path of Big Oil’s pipelines; and much more.

This is a fast-paced environment. We test multiple emails to our members every day, and we need some fantastic and speedy writers to help us do that.

Here's the description:

  • SumOfUs Email Writing Consultant
  • Based anywhere in Europe.
  • Between 25€ - 35€ an hour (gross), depending on location.
  • Starting November 1st or thereabouts, for an initial contract duration of 6 months.

Here are the things you’ll be doing:

  • Research possible campaigns targeting corporations operating across Europe and around the globe;
  • Write and set up action email alerts.
  • Occasionally support the team by organising offline actions in Brussels and key European cities

We need someone who:

  • Speaks and writes English fluently;
  • Is an excellent and very fast English-language writer. Is highly self-directed;
  • Can work effectively with a diverse and geographically dispersed team;
  • Has access to reliable high-speed internet.
  • Is comfortable with new technology and social media -- can easily pick up and learn new technologies
  • Is dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
  • Background in journalism is a plus

How to apply:

We’ll be accepting applications until 13 October, or until we find someone.

Instead of writing a traditional cover letter, answer these questions and complete the following task (keep it concise):

  • Why do you want to be an email writing consultant for SumOfUs? (Suggested word limit: 125)
  • What geographic regions do you strongly understand culturally?
  • Your hourly rate. 
  • How many hours a week you’d ideally work.
  • What time zone you’re in and what hours of the day you’d be available to work.
  • Write a petition email with the following ask: Tell Lyft to guarantee its drivers at least the national minimum wage, paid holidays and sick leave (source: Make explicit how this issue relates to the abuse of corporate power. Here is an example of a petition email we've recently sent to our European list: (Suggested word limit: 500)

People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; people with disabilities; and LGBT people are especially encouraged to apply.

SumOfUs is a United States registered 501(c)4 nonprofit organization.


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