Junior Communications Officer

BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

Junior Communications Officer

BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

Brussels, Belgium

BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation is looking to recruit a full-time (Junior) Communications Officer.

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 Brussels-based stakeholders with consumer and competition-related policy recommendations? (Maximum 250 words.)

Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.

BEUC is an equal-opportunities employer.

Privacy policy: The personal data we collect during hiring processes is only used for the purposes of carrying out the selection process and is deleted once the process has ended. For short-listed candidates, we routinely ask for their consent to keep their information for six months after the end of the selection process, in case other vacancies that could fit their profile open up.

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