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Communications Advisor

Organisation

Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a Communications Advisor. The candidate would ideally start by May 2023.

Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.

Responsibilities

Do you write engaging copy? Do you have experience of managing press relations and of representing a members-based organisation? As Communications Advisor, you will have a range of responsibilities, including to work as part of the Eurocities communications team to give more visibility to the activities of Eurocities and to increase the public impact of our work. In this role, you will:

  • Draft and write copy for press/media outlets and for the Eurocities website, newsletters, publications and social media
  • Develop creative ideas and engaging content, including by means such as conducting interviews, preparing video scripts, designing visuals etc
  • Provide communications advice for Eurocities’ staff and member cities on our main topics, ensuring the development and execution of effective communication plans
  • Work in line with Eurocities and/or project communications strategy to build and engage with defined audiences across Eurocities and projects channels
  • Offer proofreading and communications support to the Eurocities team
  • Work with the Communications Director to ensure good delivery on timelines and deliverables
  • Contribute to other Eurocities communications activities as agreed

Profile

You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented.

The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:

  • at least 5 years’ relevant experience, including in a press-facing role
  • degree in communications/journalism/political sciences
  • the ability to write engaging copy in English
  • good knowledge or understanding of the European institutions
  • evidence of having represented a political or membership-based organisation and/or sensitive areas
  • problem-solving approach
  • strong organisation and planning skills
  • experience working autonomously and as part of a team
  • organised & accurate, able to meet deadlines

Assets:

  • other languages
  • Design knowledge (e.g. Adobe CC)

*We are looking for candidates who fulfill most of these criteria, but do not hesitate to apply if you think that you could be a good fit for the position.

We offer

  • a full-time position as an employee, under Belgian legislation. The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address)
  • An open-ended contract, starting in May or June
  • €3,200-3,600 monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience
  • flexible working hours
  • part-time teleworking
  • training opportunities and access to online training

Benefits

Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, €90 net per month of teleworking allowance.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, and a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by midday on Monday 5 April 2023 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at jobs.comms@eurocities.eu.

Please send the documents in .pdf format and mention ‘Communications Advisor’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held in person on 20 or 21 April. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside Eurocities and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.

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