Communications Officers

European Environmental Bureau
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Mar-20-2019
  • Posted
    Mar 06

Position description

Help Make Europe Green Again!

The European Environmental Bureau, Europe’s widest network of environmental citizens’ organisations, is expanding its communications team.

We have two positions available as Communications Officers.

Can you tell a story about how to save the world? We’re looking for two committed communications experts with a talent for words and a passion for the environment.

One position will work on global sustainability and the other on air quality, industrial pollution and coal phase out.

The selected candidates will cooperate closely with colleagues in our Global Policies and Industrial Production teams who work on detailed technical and policy issues.

To be an EEB Communications Officer, you should have experience in most or all of the following:

  • Drafting, editing and delivering press releases and other relevant materials for national and international media;
  • Writing readable articles and punchy opinion;
  • Maintaining good relations with the press and monitoring coverage;
  • Proofreading and editing documents written by non-native speakers and improving their readability;
  • Effectively using social media to push campaign messaging, engage audiences and achieve advocacy goals;
  • Updating and maintaining websites, online tools and social media;
  • Closely cooperating with policy and project officers, conducting own research and supporting on other tasks as required;
  • Delivering campaign work in collaboration with member organisations and other partners and experience with at least one European or international project;
  • Developing and implementing communications strategies;
  • Assisting with communications tasks across a range of issues.

Qualifications

  • Open to learn and ready to digest detailed information;
  • Convincing in written and spoken word;
  • Able to explain complex ideas in a simple and effective manner;
  • Committed to accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Competent with CMS, various social media, and other online tools;
  • Able to briefly explain how the EU works;
  • Aware of EU and international environmental and sustainability policies.

Depending on the role(s) you are interested in, it would be great if you:

  • Speak and write at near-native level English and speak another EU language, especially: Spanish, French, German or Polish;
  • Have done TV or radio interviews;
  • Are handy with data analysis and using Microsoft Excel;
  • Know where to point a camera for great shots or footage;
  • Have experience working in the developing world;
  • Can smell a story and conduct public interest research;
  • Have written project proposals or have experience fundraising;
  • Are an Adobe wizard and can edit still and moving images;
  • Know what the ‘Sevilla Process’ is and can understand (and then explain) sometimes complex technical issues to a wider audience;
  • Have a favourite SDG.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant degree with 3-5 years’ experience in the media or similar NGO environment.

You can find out more about the EEB at eeb.org and our SDG campaign at makeeuropesustainableforall.org.

The EEB offers:

  • A competitive salary based on the level of experience, coupled with various benefits: holiday bonus, 13th month, pension scheme, luncheon vouchers;
  • A one-year contract, with the option to extend subject to funding;
  • A pleasant working atmosphere in an international working environment;
  • A worthy cause to work for.

Application instructions

Please send your CV, a covering letter explaining why you’re right for the job and which role you find most interesting, and complete the following two tasks to [email protected]. Please clearly mark: “Communications Officer” and the issue(s) you are interested in, in the subject of your email.

1. Write the first 300 words of an opinion piece about one of the following:

  • What are the SDGs and why are they important;
  • How the global economy will change in the next 10 years;
  • Whether the EU is doing enough to tackle air pollution from industry;
  • What the EEB’s priority should be for the European Elections.

2. Write the first 150 words of an imaginary news story about one of the following:

  • The Commission releasing a report about SDG implementation;
  • A new BREF document being published in the Official Journal of the EU.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.

The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.

Please read our recruitment privacy statement before applying: https://eeb.org/eeb-recruitment-privacy-statement/.

Applications close Wednesday 20 March.

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