Communications Consultant

Ecorys Brussels

Communications Consultant

Ecorys Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Reports to: Senior Consultant/Associate Director

Job Purpose

Ecorys has a long track record of assisting the European Commission in public policy communications.

We provide a variety of communications services for our clients, ranging from one-off publications, videos and presentations to fully-fledged campaigns incorporating crossmedia promotion and social media strategies.

Our work covers a wide range of EU policies including education and training, employment and social affairs, civil society, justice and consumers, entrepreneurship industrial innovation and SMEs, agriculture, energy and environment.

This post will work with Ecorys colleagues, partner organisations, subcontractors and associates across Europe in order to:

  • deliver Ecorys’ communication services for national, EU27 and international markets;
  • contribute to work-winning.

Dimensions

Financial

The post does not constitute a budget holder.

The post holder will be responsible for the effective use of financial and other resources in respect of dedicated projects that he/she is involved in, including the delivery of these to agreed budgets.

Staff

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Liaising and cooperating with staff in respect of project delivery and work acquisition for Ecorys’s communications framework and other communications contracts;
  • Collaborating with staff from across Ecorys' Operating Companies, partners and subcontractors that provide expertise and resource;
  • Working with associate experts across Europe.

Principle Accountabilities/Tasks

The job is based in Brussels and is to work as part of a team reporting to the Director (Communications), but to specifically take responsibility for:

1) Managing and delivering existing and new communication assignments

This will involve taking part in the delivery of communications activities and events such as competitions, exhibitions, etc. The post-holder will contribute to developing and implementing social media strategies, and production and distribution of high quality, engaging social media content (including community management). Keep on top of new and innovative ways to present digital content and maintain an awareness of tools popular with clients. Manage social media budgets e.g. paid advertising, for client contracts and seek efficiencies wherever possible.

The post holder will contribute with ideas, concepts, and storylines to the creative processes in the production of audio-visual materials.

They will be liaising with other in-house teams as well as partners, external experts and providers (e.g. writers, photographers, printers, designers and production staff) and oversee all stage of the production process and project cycle.

This will include a wide range of editorial tasks including drafting, editing, updating, revising English content for websites (including content management), print and electronic publications and reports for our clients including the European Commission, international organisations in the EU and around the world.

2) Assisting in the process of winning a stream of new contracts

This will involve contributing to proposals in response to new requests from clients on existing Framework contracts or in tenders Ecorys will be bidding for.

The post holder will help also help to develop, where necessary, partnerships with appropriate organisations and identify experts to ensure we have a fully rounded bid.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential qualifications, experience and skills

  • Graduate level or equivalent years of relevant experience;
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in communications and project management;
  • C2 level of English (written and spoken);
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with the capacity to summarise and communicate about complex matters in a clear, precise and simple way;
  • Ability to lead on key operational area, working on own initiative and as part of a team; demonstrating excellent co-ordination and organisational skills, including the ability to assimilate large amounts of information;
  • Experience working across a variety of media including press, audio-visual, websites and publications;
  • Experience in using digital tools and social media to reach and engage with online audiences, through both organic posting and paid advertising;
  • Understanding of the digital landscape and relevant technological advances;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Computer literacy - knowledge of MS Office - WORD, EXCEL;
  • Interest in working for the promotion of EU policies.

Desirable experience and skills

  • EU related experience;
  • Experience in business development in public international markets;
  • Experience in proposal preparation;
  • Experience in working with both EU and international clients;
  • Ability in French and/other European Union languages.

Applications

We encourage interested and qualified candidates to submit their CV and 1-page cover letter in English by applying at the following: https://ecorys2.career.emply.com/ad/communications-consultant/kj4ij6/en.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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