Director/Senior Director

Edelman

Director/Senior Director

Edelman

Brussels, Belgium

We are a leading global communications marketing firm helping business and organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. We are independent which allows us the freedom to be constantly curious and deliver original thinking.

In Brussels, we are a team of communication strategists with deep expertise in public affairs, corporate reputation, crisis communications and consumer trends. Our experts have a strong sector track record in the area of energy, technology and food & nutrition. The team is passionate about sustainability across sectors, and in assisting companies to match business with purpose.

Edelman pioneered the concept of public engagement - the intersection of public affairs and public relations that shifts perceptions and changes behavior. In Brussels we have our own platform for public engagement, The Centre.

The role:

We are looking for an Director/Senior Director to join the team to lead our Technology offering. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join an established office and to help build out our existing Technology offering to global, regional and local clients.

Experience:

  • Strong understanding of the global and European tech environment and the key institutions and their expectations; Over 10 years' experience working in technology policy, communication and other public affairs areas;
  • A strong understanding of the intricacies of the EU policy environment and how technology policy is effectively influenced and formed;
  • An ability to work in technology policy but also an appreciation for technology is driving change across industries and sectors; and
  • Consultancy experience and an ability to build out a business/offer.

Expectations:

  • Create a team within the Edelman Brussels office, offering technology public policy work to global, regional and local clients;
  • Supporting across the wider team as/when required and being a true team player;
  • Building a network of technology contacts across the Edelman network and working to drive a community of technology policy understanding across our footprint;
  • Building a business to support your vision and ambition to contribute to the office's objectives and strategy; and
  • Driving collaboration and innovative thinking in a global agency set up to help support partnership and business growth;
  • Hands-on assistance with daily tasks related to PR, advising and executing across a number of client accounts and teams;
  • Support with developing and executing PR and media strategies;
  • Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities;
  • Building out a core network across the Edelman network of PR go-to people and forming a clear community for engagement and collaboration; and
  • Working various client accounts as required, working to deadlines (including media monitoring, reporting, writing and reviewing of media materials, media outreach, follow up on media enquiries etc.).

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Excellent level of English (oral and written) is required;
  • Other European languages would be beneficial (e.g. French or German or others);
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in journalism, communications, PR, languages, political science, international relations or other relevant field;
  • Good knowledge/understanding of the global policy debate, the European landscape and specific Member State knowledge is expected - specific PR related knowledge is a plus, as is knowledge of communications marketing;
  • Passionate about communications and policy issues;
  • Excellent analytical and written skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - a positive approach with a self-learning attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
  • Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), additional skills are a plus;
  • Knowledge of digital communication and social media; and
  • A creative/constantly curious mindset.

What we offer:

You can expect to be part of a dynamic, passionate and growing team. This is a permanent position with a competitive compensation package.

If you are looking for a new challenge and this role is of interest, please apply online or via email - tamara.lewis@edelman.com.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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