Press Officer - French Language

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament

Press Officer - French Language

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament is looking for an experienced French language Press Officer.

Job description

  • Close cooperation with the Head of Unit and colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the Unit and the successful completion of its tasks;
  • Proposing media initiatives to the Head of Unit;
  • Specific responsibility for media relations on issues within certain committees/horizontal working groups;
  • Responsibility for drafting press releases, lines to take, opinion-pieces, speeches, speaking points and video stories;
  • Briefing journalists and organising press conferences or other media contacts;
  • Liaison with the accredited press corps in Brussels and with journalists elsewhere, particularly in France and with the French press corps in Brussels and Strasbourg;
  • Under supervision of the Head of Unit, liaison with relevant S&D Group members in the execution of media initiatives;
  • Regular provision of material for use on the Group’s website, in liaison with the Head of Unit;
  • Responsibility for contributing to the regular maintenance and updating of distribution lists;
  • Ensuring that information is appropriately targeted on relevant specialist media;
  • Liaise with policy advisors, social media team, audio-visual team, web and publications team and others on the communication in relevant policy areas;
  • Advise on content to be published on the website;
  • Write and proof read FR language press releases and communications for the Group when required;
  • Translation of material for the Unit as required;
  • Supervision of trainees.

Knowledge/skills required

  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  • Minimum three years of professional experience as press officer or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of Community mechanisms and the European institutions;
  • Very good conceptual and writing abilities;
  • Very good ability to analyse and summarise a subject;
  • Very good communication skills.

Languages

  • For functional reasons, French native or equivalent, and excellent knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of other official languages of the European Union will be taken into consideration.

The S&D Group insists, in particular, on the fact that this position requires confidentiality, availability and flexibility, a methodical and diplomatic approach, discretion, a capacity for rapid adaptation to variable workloads. Candidates must be able to demonstrate initiative, both independently and as a member of a team, and adapt to a multicultural environment.

Frequent travel outside Belgium may be required, especially to Strasbourg during the parliamentary session.

Duration of the contract: 1 year (9 months’ probation period), starting January 2023, renewable up to 31 December 2024.

Send us a motivation letter and a CV by 28 September at noon (Brussels time) to s-d.jobs@ep.europa.eu, with reference "Press officer".

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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