The EEB has a vacancy for a full-time Communications Manager. We are looking for a committed communications expert with a passion for the environment to lead our communications team.
The work consists of:
Managing and planning communication for the EEB;
Implementing the existing communications strategy and leading in its further development;
Leading and managing the communications team, including personnel (recruitment, supervision, performance review etc) and budgetary aspects;
Monitoring emerging trends and looking for ways to keep the organisation ahead of changes in digital communication and to maintain communication best practice.;
Developing and building relationships with key members of the media in Brussels and Member States;
Coordinating publications: planning, layout, contact with printers and distribution;
Managing and improving the EEB’s digital channels including the website, news channel, social media and online newsletter;
Running and/or arranging media training for staff, member organisation and working groups;
Identifying opportunities and leading on or contributing to applications for funding which supports the communication work of the EEB;
Managing the communications strategy for the EEB’s annual events;
Collaborating with policy staff on press and outreach opportunities;
Developing ideas and communication tools to strengthen membership engagement, including in coordinated media campaigns, and improve the EEB’s visibility at national level in close cooperation with the Membership and Development Manager;
Representing the EEB in coalitions and occasionally acting as spokesperson when necessary;
Representing the communications team in the EEB’s senior management group, supporting the management and development of the organisation and providing input on behalf of the team to various horizontal processes, e.g. applications, reporting exercises.
In addition, the incumbent will be expected to undertake, or oversee the undertaking of, the following tasks:
Drafting, editing and delivering press releases, blogs, opinion pieces for national and international media;
Proofreading and editing documents in English written by non-native speakers;
Monitoring media coverage.
Qualities and experiences:
At least five years experience in communications or journalism;
High level of written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent); knowledge of other European languages an asset;
Experience of managing a team or working effectively within collaborative teams, preferably at a European or international level;
Proven writing and editorial skills;
Experience in drafting and revising texts (e.g. press releases) under time pressure;
Experience in publication and design;
Interest in and good knowledge of the EU and environmental and sustainability matters;
Competence with Word, Adobe tools, and WordPress;
Knowledge of social media and online communication channels;
Flexibility around working times as necessary;
Prepared and able to work in a dynamic working environment, sometimes under pressure.
The EEB offers:
A competitive salary based on the level of experience, coupled with various benefits: holiday bonus, 13th month, pension scheme, luncheon vouchers
The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.
Location:The candidate must commit to working most of the time from our office in Brussels.
Deadline for Application: 01 January 2019
Interviews first round: Second half of January 2019
Proposed starting date: As soon as possible
Please read our recruitment privacy statement before applying:
Applications consisting of a letter of motivation, CV and completed questionnaire (below) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly mark: “Communications Manager” in the subject of your email.
Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.
Questionnaire for candidates for post of Communications Manager
What is your understanding of the ‘Future of Europe’ debate and what implications does it have for the development of environmental protections at European level? (max. 250 words)
As EEB Communications Manager what do you see as, and how would you address, the main challenges in getting the media to report on:
environmental stories at EU and Member state level