Junior Media Officer

International Co-operative Alliance
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. It provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action for and about co-operatives. The ICA’s members are international and national cooperative organisations across 110 countries from all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, industry, services, banking, retail, fisheries, health, housing and insurance. Through its membership, the ICA gives a voice to over one billion of the world’s citizens. More information is available at: www.ica.coop.


The Media Officer will be responsible for creating content for and cultivating and sustaining open channels with a wide range of media to support the communications efforts and give public visibility to strengthen cooperative development. This will also support the implementation of the organization’s strategy, in coordination with other relevant staff from the ICA global office involved in policy, membership, research etc., and with the staff in the regional and sectoral organisations of the ICA. S/he will work under the conditions set by the ICA-EU partnership.

Key responsibilities:

  • To develop and write content for different online and traditional media (e.g. press releases, news, media statements, interviews, letters to the editor, newsletters, etc.);
  • To build and foster relationships with key stakeholders across online media channels, press, radio, TV, blogs, etc.;
  • To deploy a social media strategy to enhance the visibility of cooperatives;
  • To monitor and tracking media coverage;
  • To organize media briefings and press conferences.

Other responsibilities include:

  • To position our members and cooperative representatives’ leaders as subject matter experts.



  • Degree in related discipline;
  • Experience in writing, editing and publishing news and articles;
  • Excellent written and spoken English are both prerequisites of the job;
  • Independent command of French and Spanish will be appreciated;
  • Good understanding of the importance of social media and be comfortable editing and posting in social media formats;
  • Awareness of the media’s different audiences and sensitivity to how they are addressed;
  • Substantive understanding of political issues and trends and good understanding of the international institutions;
  • Ability to organise, plan and implement work assignments with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multi-national environment; excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Communicative team member and good networker;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the cooperative values and principles.


  • Experience of working in media as a journalist;
  • Knowledge of other languages;
  • Experience in the cooperative movement or other member-based institutional system;
  • Experience in a developing country.


This is a junior position.

Starting date is as soon as possible.

Located at the Cooperative House Europe (Avenue Milcamps, 1030 Brussels, Belgium).

Candidates need to have, at the time of application, the legal right to work in Belgium. We regret that we are not able to apply for work-permits on their behalf.

Application instructions

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