Digital Communications Officer to Civil Rights Defenders in Stockholm

Are you a sharp and creative digital communicator with an eye for graphic design? Then you might be the one we are looking for.

We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you a sharp and creative digital communicator with an eye for graphic design? Do you want to use your skills in content production to contribute to the human rights movement? Then you might be the one we are looking for.  

About the role

As Digital Communications Officer you will be responsible for planning, scheduling and creating content for our social media channels and work with the ongoing maintenance of our website, together with your communications team members. 

You will also develop content adapted to our target groups, with the goal of increasing knowledge about and creating engagement for civil and political rights and take the digital lead in our autumn campaign.

The Digital Communications Officer reports to the Communications Director.  

In this role you will have the duties to:

  • Lead the work with the digital parts of our autumn campaign
  • Manage our digital content plan and publishing calendar
  • Perform ongoing maintenance of and content production for the web
  • Produce content for social media channels, including text, images and moving images, as well as provide support for other communication officers
  • Monitor social media activities, handle comments and interact with our followers and other stakeholders
  • Handle social media advertising
  • Report statistics from web and social media channels and follow up on digital campaigns

About you

As a person you like to take initiatives, initiate activities, and strive for results. You often come up with ideas and new approaches to work-related issues and have a solution oriented mindset.  Also, you set high goals for yourself, work hard to achieve them and actively seeks challenges. 

Furthermore, you take responsibility for your tasks, structure your work and drive your processes forward. If you also work well with other people and relate to them in a responsive and smooth way, we definitely think that you are the one we are looking for.

To be suitable for this role you have: 

  • At least three years of experience working as a content creator for web and social media, producing texts, images and moving materials
  • Experience of analysing and follow-up statistic using analytic tools
  • Experience of working with external suppliers
  • Good knowledge of social media advertising
  • Ability to produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects in English and Swedish
  • Great skills in WordPress, the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite and video editing for social media 
  • Great skills in Microsoft Office 365 (Teams, Outlook, Excel, PPT, Word)

We assume that you share our values.

About the employment

This is a full-time substitute employment starting in the beginning of August 2021, or according to agreement, and ending in March 2022. Good possibilities for prolonged engagement. 

As an organisation, we strive for diversity and we see your background, experience and personality as a contribution to the organisation. You will be based in our headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Please apply as soon as possible as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than 27 June. 

For more information about the position, please contact recruiting manager

Local union representative: (Unionen).  

About us 

Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent international human rights organisation. We defend people’s civil and political rights in some of the world’s most repressive regions. We partner with and support human rights defenders in more than 200 organisations in 30 countries on four continents. Together with our partners, we hold those in power accountable when people’s civil or political rights are violated. We also act as Sweden’s civil rights watchdog.  

Civil Rights Defenders has around 70 staff members working in various functions towards our vision - a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Our headquarter is located in Stockholm, and we have eight branch-offices around the world. Learn more about our work at

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Workplace and Culture

At Civil Rights Defenders you will be a part of an important global human rights movement. Through advocacy, litigation and public campaigns, you will advance people's rights globally in the company of committed and competent colleagues.

As an organisation, we strive for diversity and see your background, experience and personality as a valuable contribution. Read more about our work at

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