The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of ICT small and medium sized enterprises in Europe, representing about 20.000 digital SMEs across the EU. The alliance is the joint effort of 28 national and regional SME associations from EU member states and neighboring countries to put digital SME at the center of the EU agenda. To find out more about DIGITAL SME please check the following webpage: www.digitalsme.eu

 

Job profile

• Manage the organisation’s social media accounts and communication campaigns under the supervision of more senior members of the team.
• Draft articles, press releases, social media posts and newsletters.
• Create info-graphics and images used on website, booklets and other communication material.
• Manage WordPress website back office: update pages, create/edit posts, etc
• Develop and maintain the Association’s contacts database
• Regularly monitor policy updates and prepare weekly briefings.
• Contribute to draft the Association’s public statements and position papers.
• Participate at events, meetings and functions representing the Association and its members
• Prepare briefing materials for public events and meetings with the European Commission, MEPs and Permanent Representations.
• Occasional travels within the EU

 

Requirements 

  • 0,5-2 years working in EU affairs ideally with some time spent working in the European Institutions (e.g. Blue Book Traineeship).
  • 
English: excellent level. Fluency in another language is an asset, preferably French or German
  • Excellent drafting skills in English
  • Attitude: team player, easy going, problem solver
  • Experience with social media and press communications
  • Experience in editing images and infographics
  • Experience with CMS, eg 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

The Junior Policy and Communication Officer will be part of a young, small, dynamic and growing team. The office is located at the heart of the EU district in Brussels. Short missions abroad within the EU will be possible (up to 10% of time). The salary package will be competitive and depend on the skills and level of experience.  The employment contract will be of 2-year with possible extension into an undermined duration contract.

 

Deadline for applications: 24 June 2018.

 

Application procedure

Candidatures shall be sent by email to office@digitalsme.eu, subject: “VACANCY/JCPO”. Interested candidates are requested to send the following documents and information:

  • CV (Europass template)
  • 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’.