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  • Green European Foundation
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: December 18, 2023
  • Green European Foundation
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: December 18, 2023


The Green European Foundation (GEF) is a European level political foundation funded by the European Parliament. GEF is affiliated to the European Green Party and active in political education projects on European issues. Our mission is to encourage European citizens to participate in European political discussions. As a forum for cooperation at the European level, we work closely with our national member foundations and thereby aim to strengthen the Green political movement and green ideas in Europe. See

The Green European Journal (GEJ) is Europe’s leading political ecology magazine. The Journal stands for an open, sustainable, social and feminist Europe. In print and online, it publishes quality articles which track political currents and ideas offering fresh perspectives and frontline analysis. Editorially independent, it has been published in 28 languages since its foundation in 2012 and collaborates with partners across Europe to connect with new audiences and open up spaces for real debate. Based within the Green European Foundation, the spirit of the magazine is that of a broad conversation about political ecology and what it means for our society, today and for the years to come. See


The mission of the Editor in chief (EiC) is to conceive and develop the GEJ editorial line and its political identity. The EiC works in close cooperation with the editorial board and the GEJ staff to enhance and further the quality and reach of the GEJ and strengthen its role as reference point for green analysis and political ecology thinking.

The EiC is responsible for the overall editorial work of the GEJ as a political magazine, with the support of the editorial staff, ensuring its overall publishing quality as well as the development, expansion, and consolidation of its readership but also of its visibility and reputation. The EiC is responsible for the outreach and communications strategy of the GEJ, with the support of the communications staff, including the management of its network of partner publications and regular authors, correspondents, and other supports.

The EiC is responsible for ensuring a balanced framework and work environment for the rest of the GEJ staff in terms of the editorial and outreach and communications deliverables.


  • Design and implementation of the overall strategy for the journal as a political magazine;

  • Management of the GEJ staff (currently a team of 3 to 5);

  • Overseeing the editorial line and ensuring the quality of all journal publishing;

  • Commissioning articles, interviews and contributions on politics and society, current affairs, and new ideas;

  • Designing and delivering print issues of the journal on key topics for political ecology thinking;

  • Leading and coordination of the Editorial Board;

  • Building, developing and maintaining collaboration with partner publications, including editorial partnerships;

  • Identifying and developing opportunities for synergies with other areas of the Foundation’s work;

  • Overseeing budget, strategic financial decisions, reporting and compliance with EU regulations;

  • Overseeing the strategic development of journal communications and outreach activities;

  • Representing the GEJ externally, through networking, event participation and speaking opportunities.


  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience in edition, journalism and/or in a relevant position within a political foundation or similar organisation;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including in an intercultural environment;

  • Fluency in English and at least one other EU language; native English proficiency is a precious asset;

  • Good knowledge of the current European debates, EU politics and history;

  • Good knowledge of the political history of the Green movement, its current developments, and its national trajectories at the European level;

  • Capacity to plan strategic developments and to exercise team leadership;

  • Taste for networking, exploring and building partnership with various actors across Europe and connecting with the Green movement and political ecology actors in Europe;

  • Ability to work both independently and in collaborative mode within a team, with a developed sense of accountability and commitment to positive team management;

  • Adherence to GEF’s mission and team values (solidarity, respect, openness, sustainability and autonomy);

  • Willingness to travel, availability for occasional work outside regular office hours.


  • A full-time (38h/week) position;

  • A salary defined by GEF’s salary scale, taking into account the category of function and prior experience of the candidates (starting at 5.118 EUR gross monthly for candidates with 7 years’ experience, or 5433 EUR for more than 12 years of experience, subject to Belgian tax and social security);

  • Other advantages such as 13th month, flexible hours, extra holidays, teleworking possibilities, meal vouchers, training budget and full public transport reimbursement;

  • An open, positive and engaging working atmosphere in an international environment.


  • Starting date: First quarter of 2024;

  • Office location: Brussels, Belgium.


Interested candidates should apply by 18th December 2023 18:00 CEST, attention of Laurent Standaert, Green European Foundation Director, through this form.

  • The application must include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the motivation for this position, both comprised in a single pdf document including the first and last name of the candidate in the document name;

  • Samples of written production by the candidate (preferably in English) can be attached to the application but are not a requirement;

  • Interviews for the position will take place in Brussels or online between 10-15th January 2023. In case of questions, please send an e-mail to

GEF strives to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination for all applicants. We value diversity regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

This position is open to EU and non-EU citizens.

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