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BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, is looking for a Communications Officer, full-time indefinite employment contract.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, you will be responsible for media relations activities for a number of BEUC’s priorities. These activities include drafting press releases, pitching news stories and responding to journalist requests.

The tasks of the position will include:

  • Carrying out media relations activities;
  • Writing and editing fact sheets, website updates, position papers and other communications material;
  • Ensuring an active social media presence;
  • Helping with the organisation of events;
  • Developing and implementing campaigns with our member organisations;
  • Managing the production of publications and other communications material by coordinating the work of external suppliers.

The main qualifications we are looking for are:

  • A University degree;
  • A solid background in communications: at least 2 years of relevant professional experience in press and media work;
  • You have experience in using a broad range of communications tools and applying them in target-specific situations;
  • You are creative and like to brainstorm with colleagues to develop new ideas;
  • You follow the latest developments in how social media tools can be used in a professional background and you have a proven track-record in applying them in a professional context;
  • English native language skills are essential, second EU language an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of the EU institutions and its political decision-making process;
  • First class written and verbal communications skills. You have experience in translating policy texts into non-expert language;
  • A proven interest in understanding, appreciating and articulating the consumer interest;
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Team player; ability to perform under pressure; well organised.

What we offer:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to promoting consumer interests;
  • A team of experienced consumer advocates who are eager to make use of your communications skills to better convince EU stakeholders of their policy arguments;
  • Networking opportunities with numerous organisations and decision makers;
  • A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits, extra-legal paid leave, flexi-time).

Applications for the position should be sent by 15 January 2020 by e-mail to with subject line: Communications Officer.

The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 20 January.

For immediate entry into function.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Your application should include the following documents (with your name as title):

  1. A short motivation letter;
  2. A detailed curriculum-vitae;
  3. In a separate file, answers to the following questions:

Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.

BEUC is an equal-opportunities employer.

Privacy policy: The personal data we collect during hiring processes is only used for the purposes of carrying out the selection process and is deleted once the process has ended. For shortlisted candidates, we routinely ask for their consent to keep their information for 6 months after the end of the selection process, in case other vacancies that could fit their profile open up.

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The Company

BEUC - European Consumer Organisation

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About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years

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