Communication Officer

Communication Officer

ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority

Paris, France

Job framework and profile

The Corporate Affairs Department covers activities in the following areas:

  • External and internal communication: The Department is responsible for handling external (including the press, speeches, etc.) and internal communication, setting the overall communication strategy and implementing it effectively, including through active support of Senior Management;
  • Relationships with EU institutions, national authorities and ESMA’s stakeholders: The Department is leading and coordinating ESMA’s relationship with the EU Institutions (in particular the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union) and National Competent Authorities, including effective accountability on ESMA’ work and strategic direction. It is also supporting ESMA’s governance bodies and coordinating ESMA’s relationships with the private sector, consumer representatives and market participants, as well as international counterparties. It supports ESMA’s work in relation to the activities conducted by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the Joint Committee;
  • Strategic planning: The Department supports Senior Management in continuously reviewing ESMA’s strategic direction and developing Multi-Annual and Annual Work Programmes that are aligned with this strategy. It also involves communicating ESMA’s strategy, objectives and work plans effectively internally and externally;
  • Assurance and accountability: Support Senior Management and the Management Board in ensuring ESMA’s effectiveness, compliance and efficiency. This involves internal control, risk assessment and internal governance, as well as regular monitoring and related reporting, including through Annual Reports and other communication means.

Main duties:

Reporting to the Communications Team Leader, the jobholder will contribute to the Communications Team’s daily interaction with internal and external stakeholders, in particular the media. The jobholder will also be responsible for relations with internal business areas on specific policy topics and support ESMA’s external stakeholder strategy, and, where required, its internal communications strategy. Duties will include:

  • Supporting the ESMA Chair and Executive Director in the preparation of speeches;
  • Drafting press releases, briefings, speeches etc.;
  • Dealing with press queries, interview and briefings;
  • Developing content for the ESMA website;
  • Producing material for use on social media;
  • Acting as a spokesperson when required; and
  • Working with colleagues across ESMA to determine communication priorities and key messages to be delivered to internal and external stakeholders.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered eligible, candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria listed below, by the deadline for submitting applications:

  • have at least a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of three years attested by a diploma;
  • be a national of a Member State of the European Union or the EEA (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland);
  • enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service;
  • have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union, and
  • be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

Selection criteria


Applications which fulfil the above Eligibility criteria (part A) will be assessed and scored against the Essential requirements (part B.1). Candidates who do not meet all of the Essential requirements (part B.1) will be excluded from the selection process.

Candidates who meet all of the Essential requirements (part B.1) will be scored against the Advantageous requirements (part B.2). Within this comparative evaluation of applications, the 6 best candidates will be invited for interviews and written tests.

Essential requirements

  • At least three (3) years of experience (acquired after obtaining the minimum qualification, see point 3A) in an external communications or stakeholder relations role, similar to the job description above;
  • Experience in preparing, press releases, lines to take, key messages, as well as speeches and other public communications material directed to broad audiences;
  • Proven track record of dealing with the media;
  • Experience in a communications function either in the private sector or in a public body; and e) Excellent written and oral English.

Advantageous requirements

  • Familiarity with social media tools and their use as part of broader communications activities; g) Experience of working in financial services communications;
  • Knowledge (proven by work experience or education) of the EU institutions and/or financial regulatory framework; and
  • Motivation for the advertised position

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