Are you outgoing, hands-on and hungry for a challenge? Have you recently graduated, and you dream of a job in a small and dynamic team of young professionals? Do you believe that Europe’s future depends on the success of its small and medium digital enterprises? If you answered yes to these questions and you have a knack for communications, The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the place for you! We are the non-for-profit association representing digital SMEs in Europe. To reinforce our Brussels-based international team, we are looking for a Junior Communication Officer.

 

Your role

As our new Junior Communications Officer, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Managing the organisation’s social media accounts and communication campaigns under the supervision of more senior members of the team;
  • Drafting articles, press releases, social media posts, and newsletters;
  • Creating infographics and images for the website, booklets and other communication material;
  • Managing WordPress website back office: update pages, create/edit posts, etc;
  • Developing and maintaining the Association’s contacts database;
  • Regularly monitor policy updates and prepare weekly briefings;
  • Contributing to draft the Association’s public statements and position papers;
  • Participating in events, meetings, and functions representing the Association and its members;
  • Preparing briefing materials for public events and meetings with the European Commission, MEPs and Permanent Representations;
  • Occasional travels within the EU.

 

Requirements

This is what will make you shine in your new role

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English;
  • Fluency in another language is an asset, preferably French or German;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in English;
  • A team player attitude and a pro-active approach to work;
  • Problem-solving skills and sense of humour!
  • Experience with social media and press communications;
  • Experience in editing audio and visual material (e.g. Canva, Adobe suite, etc.);
  • Experience with CMS (WordPress). Knowledge of html is a plus;
  • Experience with Google/Facebook Ads is a plus;
  • Experience with a CRM software (preferably CiviCRM) is a plus.

 

Work Conditions

 

As our Junior Communications Officer, you will be part of a young, small and dynamic team. Our office is in the heart of the EU district in Brussels, easily accessible by public transportation. Short missions abroad within the EU will be possible (up to 10% of time). We offer a competitive salary package in line with your skills and level of experience. The employment contract will be for 2 years with possible extension into a permanent contract.

 

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2019.

 

Application procedure

Please send your application by email to office@digitalsme.eu, subject: “VACANCY/JCO”, including the following documents and information:

  • CV (no specific template is required – show us your creativity and skills with a personalised CV!)
  • Cover letter
  • Desired net salary/month
  • Earliest date of availability to start the job
  • Names and contact details of references (will not be contacted before having the agreement of the candidate)

European DIGITAL SME Alliance accepts internship applications on a rolling basis.

Please note that all the candidates must be students (preferably working towards achieving Master’s degree). The candidate must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the traineeship, and the traineeship must be part of the candidate’s study programme.

Other requirements:

  • proficiency in English (other languages is an asset);
  • some previous knowledge of and interest in EU digital policies and/or EU funded projects;
  • general computer literacy (preferably, ability to work with WordPress)
  • team player, reliable, highly motivated.

We offer:

  • opportunity to be involved in the EU project management at all the stages (project proposal writing, project implementation and reporting);
  • insights into EU digital policy and Brussels digital environment;
  • gain invaluable experience in an international professional environment.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV, short motivation, and availability dates to office@digitalsme.eu
In the e-mail subject, please indicate ‘Internship’.