Junior Communication Officer

Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 28

Position description

The Junior Communication Officer implements JESC communication activities by creating written and audiovisual content for external communication (e.g., newsletters, websites, social media) and flagship programmes. S/he monitors media coverage and deals with day-to-day communications-related requests. S/he is expected to provide creative solutions for enhancing JESC visibility and profile, and to contribute to the ongoing projects of reaching out to, and communicating with, current and new stakeholders. S/he works in close collaboration with the JESC teams of Ecology, European Affairs, Justice and Leadership, with a focus on improving communication between major European Jesuit works.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Ability to communicate on multiple platforms the values of the organisation to target audiences;
  • Ability to create engaging graphic design and audiovisual materials in an autonomous way;
  • Proven track record in social media management, content production and in communication campaigns.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Content and visual identity

  • Draft social media content for the JESC and ELP social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) and manage social media platforms to increase engagement
  • Draft, coordinate and manage three monthly newsletters (Eco-Bites, Leadership Post, Just Talk)
  • Draft and edit communications materials for external promotion (e.g. website content, annual report, social media posts, flyers, testimonial videos)
  • Update regularly the JESC website and ensure its professional-looking design and overall quality, using WordPress, in coordination with the JESC IT staff
  • Developing visual content (graphics, visuals, videos) to promote JESC events and other activities on social media platforms, website and newsletters
  • Film videos and edit footage in post-production for internal and external promotion
  • Photo shooting events and other activities organised by JESC

Flagship Programmes and JESC events

European Leadership Programme (ELP):

  • Contribute to and implement the recruitment strategy and Email Marketing
  • Identify communications ideas, provide inputs to the Leadership team on new communications concepts, proposals and work plans
  • Design communication and audiovisual materials (videos, leaflets, booklet, cards) for external promotion (social media, website, and newsletter)
  • ELP monthly newsletter (Leadership Post) and ELP website updating
  • ELP Press Kit and communications with partners and ELP alumni
  • FR campaigns support

JESC and other events (Passion for Europe, Faith & Politics, JAB, among others)

  • Developing a dedicated strategy and an Email Marketing Campaign
  • Support the external promotion of the event by developing graphic design materials
  • Promote the events (email invitations, newsletters and social media content
  • Update and keep the related websites up to date

Other

  • Contribute to the JESC Strategy Framework and Communications Strategy
  • Identify communications ideas, provide inputs to the Direction and work teams on concepts, proposals and work plans
  • Occasional travel to conferences and events representing JESC

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s in Communications, Marketing, Media studies or similar
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Languages: English C1 (Written and spoken). Additional languages desirable
  • Competencies: Excellent communication skills; Attention to detail; Active listener, Solutions oriented; Interpersonal skills; High level of motivation; Organisational and time management skills; Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines; Desirable knowledge in Ecology/Laudato Si', Social Justice, Policy Advocacy, EU policies.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Experience with editing software packages (e.g. Premiere, Final Cut)
  • Familiarity with design editing software (e.g. Canva, Photoshop or similar)

Application instructions

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