Junior Communications Officer (m/f/d)

The European Consumer Organisaiton 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 22 Jun 2020

Job Description

The European Consumer Organisation seeks

Junior Communications Officer (m/f/d)

We are looking for a junior professional with expertise in and curiosity for social media and video creation, and who is eager to acquire a wider communications experience.

Your tasks:

  • Develop social media content and video material for all policy-areas of BEUC.
  • Help with the creation of fact sheets, infographics and other communications material with a focus on competition issues.
  • Manage the production of communications material by coordinating the work of external suppliers.
  • Help with the organisation of events.
  • Provide support to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue network which is hosted by BEUC (community coordination, website management, social media).
  • Provide support to communication activities such as press work, press monitoring, membership communication and website management.

Your profile:

  • At least two years of professional experience in communications.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree.
  • You follow the latest developments in how social media tools can be used in a professional background and you have a proven track-record in using them.
  • You know how to use video creation software and have shown experience in shooting and editing videos (for social media use).
  • You are creative and keen on developing ideas for communication actions.
  • Very good English language skills, second EU language an advantage.
  • First class written and verbal communications skills.
  • Very good knowledge of the EU institutions and its political decision-making process.
  • Interest in understanding, appreciating and articulating the consumer interest.

What we offer:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to promoting consumer interests.
  • A team of experienced consumer advocates who are eager to make use of your communications skills to better convince EU stakeholders of their policy arguments.
  • The opportunity to meet and work with consumer representatives and other experts from more than 30 European countries.
  • A one-year contract (with possibility to be renewed) with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits, extra-legal paid leave, flexi-time).

Applications for the post, including motivation letter and CV, should be sent by 7 July 2020 by e-mail to apply@beuc.eu with subject line: Junior Communications Officer.

The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 13 July. For immediate entry into function. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Your application should include the following documents (with your name as file name):

  1. A short motivation letter
  2. A detailed CV
  3. In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
  • Why would you like to work at BEUC? (Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC, using maximum 150 words.)
  • Why should BEUC appoint you? (Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates, using maximum 150 words.)
  • Describe how you would use social media to target EU-institutions and Brusselsbased stakeholders with consumer and competition-related policy recommendations? (Maximum 250 words.)

Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Please don’t forget to mention politjobs.eu in your application!