Freelance Communications Coordinator, Spain

We are looking for a Freelance Communications Coordinator in Spain to join our growing international team and support us in our mission to create a better world for humans and animals alike.

Contract:              Part-time15 hours per week (August to January)

                               10 hours per week (February to June) Freelance, one year project

Reports to:           Director, Spain

Work base:          Home-based in Spain

Compensation:   18€ per hour

Right to work requirements: Must have the right to work in Spain

About Veganuary

Be part of a small but dynamic organization that makes headlines in January and throughout the year!

Veganuary is an international non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan in January and beyond. Veganuary’s popular cultural appeal, along with our positive and non-judgemental approach to veganism, is making a measurable difference for animals and the planet as well as improving people’s health. We proactively support people and businesses alike to explore the diverse world of plant-based foods and the benefits they bring.

Millions of people – from nearly every country in the world – have taken part in Veganuary since our launch in 2014, and thousands of new vegan products and dishes have been added to shop shelves and restaurant menus worldwide. With plans to launch campaigns in several additional countries in the next 4 years, this is indeed a very exciting time to join our international team of talented, valued and committed people who enjoy their ability to collaboratively contribute to this amazing cause. 

Role Description

The Freelance Communications Coordinator, ES will play a critical role in supporting the experience of Veganuary’s audience by creating and adapting web, email series and social media content for maximum reach and impact during our 2025 campaign and beyond!

Core Responsibilities

The Freelance Communications Coordinator, ES will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Regularly create, curate, and monitor platform-specific image and video content and news specifically for the ES audience under guidance of the Director
  • Adapt resources including the email series, web, and social media content for Spanish audience
  • Prepare the email series to be launched
  • Generate new ideas for exciting and engaging content
  • Pull insights and data for monthly social media and media KPI reports
  • Monitor Google alerts, news, and wider social conversations for relevant ES content ideas and media hits
  • Participate in international team calls as needed
  • Support with other reasonable duties as required

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have the following experience, but don’t let this list put you off from applying! We’d love to hear from you if you think you meet some or most of this specification:

  • Native Spanish speaker and proficiency in English
  • Strong project management experience
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Experience in creating high quality and engaging content for social media and web
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Considerable knowledge of all key social media platforms
  • Painstaking attention to detail
  • Strong design aesthetic and experience working with Canva (or similar tools)
  • Excel in a high-pressure environment and able to action things quickly
  • A love for home-working within a remote, collaborative team
  • Commitment to Veganuary’s vision and values (see below)

Our Vision

Our vision is simple; we want a vegan world. A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change, and drive wild animal populations to extinction. 

Our Values

Impact: we are committed to a vegan world; we will utilise research to evaluate how the highest number of lives can be spared and direct resources to that end. 

Empowerment: we will optimise our outreach to support and encourage people on their vegan journey in a non-judgemental, positive, constructive and easily accessible way. 

Collaboration: by partnering with other mission-driven organizations and working closely with corporates, we will make a bigger difference. 

Diversity and inclusion: we know that it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and backgrounds to achieve our vision; we appreciate the value of this and how it brings us closer to achieving our mission. 

Respect and integrity: in all internal and external relationships, we will strive for genuine, honest, and transparent communication. 

Resilience: we will continue to create a professional and sustainable (human, social, economic and environmental) organization. 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted via our HR system BambooHR. You will be asked to submit your CV and a cover letter of no more than 700 words, written in Spanish. We are really passionate about our mission and, therefore, can only accept applications where cover letters are specific to Veganuary and answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to work with Veganuary?
  • What will you bring to our charity?
  • What is it about this role in particular that made you apply?

Written communications are a pivotal part of this role. Therefore candidates are also asked to submit a writing sample of their choice that showcases their ability in this area. This should be no more than one page of A4 and should be in Spanish.

This vacancy will close at 9am CEST on 15th July 2024. However, please note that we may close this vacancy early should we find the right candidate. Therefore, early applications are advised.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are high on the agenda for Veganuary. We recognise that certain groups in our industry are under-represented and are working hard to combat the lack of representation.

Therefore, reasonable adjustments can be made to allow any who require additional assistance to apply for this role. Please email our HR team at [email protected] if you require such assistance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership status, or age.

Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process normally takes around 3 weeks and usually consists of 3 stages as follows:

  1. A job specific pre interview task (sent on 16th July 2024)

We’re lucky enough to receive many amazing applications for our roles and it’s sometimes difficult to select a small number of people to interview. By having a pre interview task, it allows us to learn more about our shortlisted candidates than a CV and cover letter can tell us.

  • A first interview with the Hiring Manager and one other team member (to take place on 25th July 2024)

This is always competency based and job aligned so there isn’t anything for you to prepare.

  • A timed trial task (to be completed between 29th July and 31st July 2024)

You will be given a job specific task to be completed with a short window of time at a time agreed with our HR team.

  • A follow up second interview with the Hiring Manager and one other team member (to take place on 5th August 2024)

This final stage is normally with more senior team members and allows them to ask any follow up questions or explore areas that they have reflected on since the first interview. There isn’t anything to prepare.

If you have any questions on this role, please do email [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your application.

We sometimes put in an additional task phase between the first and second interviews if we have many amazing candidates!

Thank you for your interest in Veganuary!

Veganuary is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work culture that reflects and celebrates our diverse world. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership status, or age. We recognise our duty as an employer to foster an environment that embraces diversity and are constantly reviewing our practices to become even more inclusive as an organisation. We also recognise that certain groups in our industry are under-represented – we welcome applications from all who meet the role’s requirements and are making efforts to attract a diverse pool of candidates to combat the lack of representation. 

A copy of our recruitment privacy notice can be found here: Veganuary Recruitment Privacy Notice.pdf