Communications Officer

ESA - European Sunlight Association

Communications Officer

ESA - European Sunlight Association

Brussels, Belgium

The European Sunlight Association (ESA) representing national indoor tanning associations and leading equipment manufacturers in Europe, is recruiting a “Communications Officer” that will take over its research-related communication activities and assist the ESA Team in other internal and external communication including monitoring of relevant policy and scientific developments.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for: national and European media enquiries, liaising with the industry stakeholders and other tanning associations world-wide on research matters, preparation of news items and press releases, screening of relevant daily news and scientific articles as well as the overall policy monitoring. Further, this position will entail preparation of weekly newsletters for ESA members, updating of the ESA website and managing social media accounts. Additionally, the Communications Officer will support the ESA Team with some administrative tasks.

The objective of the position is to promote ESA’s public affairs objectives, raise public and political awareness on issues relevant to our industry as well as to further increase the visibility of ESA in its role as a Key Opinion Leader and stakeholder at the European information exchange platform.

Occasional travel for meetings outside of Belgium is to be expected.

The prospective candidate should hold the right to work within the European Union and ideally, have the following qualities and expertise:

Necessary:

  • University degree in Communications, Natural Sciences or International Relations. Candidates with experience or education background in natural sciences will have strong advantage;
  • Experience in communicating on scientific matters would be a definite plus;
  • At least two years of relevant work experience;
  • A good knowledge of the EU institutions and policy processes;
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • A positive mind-set with the ability to rise to the occasion;
  • Result-oriented, flexible and dynamic personality;
  • Team player but with capacity to work independently and take initiative;
  • Good administration and IT skills (Microsoft Office applications etc.) are needed;
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills are a must. Good German and some French language skills are considered as a strong asset. Other European language skills are a plus;
  • Experience in WordPress, Mailchimp, video conferencing tools and community management such as Facebook and Twitter are considered as significant advantage.

Desirable:

  • Previous work experience at a national or European association or strategic advisory firm;
  • Work experience at a post which required interactions with the European institutions;
  • Experience in using social media for public affairs and campaigning.

The Communications Officer will work under the guidance of the Secretary General together with another colleague in our Brussels office with some flexibility for home office work. It is absolutely necessary that the chosen candidate is able to work independently as the Secretary General is often working remotely, outside of Belgium.

ESA is offering an attractive remuneration package. Exact salary and benefits will be offered according to relevant work experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please send your CV (max. 2 pages) and a Cover Letter indicating your salary expectations (max. 1 page) to Mrs. Jovana Vuković Kolmačić, Legal Advisor at jovana.vukovic@europeansunlight.eu. Please use “Communications Officer” as subject in the email.

Due to a large number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Earliest starting date: June 2022. A first round of shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview during the month of May.

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