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Communications Team Vacancies

The EPC is recruiting for two roles in its Communications team:

· Media Officer: full time position recruited at executive level, with at least two years’ experience;
· Media Assistant: 6 months junior position equivalent to a paid internship. 

Both candidates should have the following profile:
· An undergraduate or higher University degree;
· Strong interest in European affairs and commitment to European integration;
· Fluent in English, fluency in at least one other major European language is desirable;
· Creative, innovative, reliable and responsive;
· Comfortable using content-management systems social media posting, monitoring and automating tools;
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary team;
· Experience with graphic design tools (e.g Canva or Illustrator) and knowledge of web technologies an advantage;
· Experience in graphic design, audio or video editing would be an advantage;
· Be based in or be willing to travel frequently to Brussels. 

The Media Officer should in addition have experience in at least one of the following areas:
· Working in digital media, mass media (broadcast, print or online);
· In mass media relations;
· Hosting podcasts or video products.

Media Officer ­– Main Duties
· Prepare press releases, op-notes and other communications with the media;
· Field incoming media bids, and direct obtain reaction pieces from analysts;
· Support Editor in Chief in preparing website copy and other textual communications outputs and supervising layout of EPC publications;
· Lead digital analytics reporting;
· Produce and host podcasts with EPC analysts and external guests;
· Prepare content for press releases, the EPC annual report and other EPC outputs;
· Mentor Media Assistant;
· Sell stories based on EPC research into the media;
· Support Editor in Chief in ensuring the quality of publications;
· Advise analyst teams on the presentation of their research to maximise impact;
· With the Head of Communications, develop relationships with media in Brussels and member states.

Media Assistant – Main Duties
· Managing the EPC’s digital presence across social media platforms;
· Keeping the website updated thorough the content management system;
· Liaising with the Events team to promote and live posting of events on Twitter and other platforms;
· Organise the collection of data for analytics;
· Support the communications team in other tasks;
· Play an active role in the EPC Operations team.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a 1-page motivation letter together with a CV, each in PDF format, and a completed exercise (explained below) to Craig Ellis (
Please format the email subject line as COMMS24 FirstName LastName, and indicate in the first line of the email the position applied for.
Applicants should not include a photo of themselves on any application documents. 

Closing date for applications: 09/02/2024 23.59 (CET). We may appoint before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found.


The link below takes you to an EPC publication.

How would you promote this on social media? In particular, write (a) some tweets and (b) some content for LinkedIn. Explain the reasons for the choices you have made.

The Media Assistant position is offered under a CIP contract (“convention d’immersion professionelle”) and assistants are normally expected to be based in Brussels or in a location with easy access to Brussels. 
The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from sections of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policymaking.

In view of the expected high number of applications, please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy.

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