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Are you passionate about communication and social media? Do digital channels have no secrets for you? Do you have an interest in politics and EU affairs? Do you want to be part of an amazing team?


Then this opportunity is perfect for you!


About Acumen:


At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisors that clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. This is why, we follow a 360-degree approach for our clients – from policy advice to channel management, and to running entire campaigns. We delight in what we do and provide tailor-made solutions. 


We are always looking for talented individuals to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work. 


What we are looking for:


We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant with experience in communications and social media. The role has a strong communications element, with excellent writing skills and in-depth knowledge about digital channels required. An interest in healthcare and/or sustainability and a passion for good storytelling is a definite plus. 



Writing and posting regularly on social media platforms and engaging a community on behalf of clients.

Assisting with digital marketing communications content and asset creation.

Developing ideas for combining policy messages and innovative formats. 

Supporting social media strategy and priorities, including tracking content performance and reviewing analytics.

Daily monitoring of social media as needed. 

Conducting background research and writing memos, event notes and issue briefings.

Drafting content for articles and newsletters.

Supporting with organising events and press conferences.



EU national or Belgian work permit holder.

A previous traineeship in communications and social media. Candidates without experience in this sector will not be considered.

Native-level command of English ; Good command of German is a strong asset, additional language skills an asset.

Creativity and eagerness to explore new means of communication. 

Passion for current developments in health and/or sustainability. 

Strong presentation skills – ability to present information in a clear and visually appealing way.

Advanced knowledge of several social media channels.

Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines.

Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.

Proficient with IT and new media tools.



Previous experience in the healthcare and/or sustainability sector would be a big plus.

Organising social media campaigns, community engagement.

Experience working with media and drafting opinion articles.


 What we offer:

A six-month paid traineeship, with opportunities for a long-term contract after the traineeship period.

A fantastic work environment in which new ideas and approaches are more than welcome. 

Training opportunities – on the job as well as dedicated trainings with experienced industry experts. 

Opportunity to become an expert on strategic communications and the development of campaigns. 


The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics and assignments and get client exposure.


To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter and fill in our Harrison Assessment via the following link:

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.


We look forward to meeting you!


The Acumen Team


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About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
Less Than 2 Years
Expires 30 MAR 2023
Average 1200 EUR
Public Affairs Communication
Start Date:
Starts 05 SEP 2022

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