Communications Manager

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28 Feb 2018

About the European Foundation for Democracy 

Based in Brussels, the European Foundation for Democracy ( is a policy institute that works internationally with civil society, academic, government and other stakeholders on the prevention of radicalisation 


  • Develop and roll out a comprehensive communications plan for the Foundation to include classical media relations and digital and social media  
  • Draft press releases and assume responsibility for their dissemination to an international audience in a timely manner 
  • Contribute to op-eds drafted by EFD academic experts and place them in international media 
  • Assume responsibility for media monitoring, including digital and social media, and prepare daily summary 
  • Review and maintain international media/journalist database  
  • Organise press conferences and briefings linked to publication of EFD reports and events 
  • Assume responsibility for revision of EFD website, working with external technical experts 
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring website is maintained and up to date on ongoing basis 
  • Support the events programme on as-needs basis 


This is a hands-on media relations role. EFD is looking for someone who really understands how the media works and is able to help articulate its messages through the international media.  

  • Degree in European affairs, communication or comparable.
  • Diligent self-starter, able to achieve tangible results  
  • Strong organisational and time management skills 
  • Multitasker  
  • Excellent written English, editing and proof reading skills - likely to be English mother-tongue 
  • Confident user of social media, able to conduct digital and social media campaigns 
  • Networked into the Brussels press corps - and beyond 
  • Minimum 5-year experience in communications roles 
  • Good team player, comfortable working in a small team 
  • Eligible to work in EU


Full time, open ended contract with benefits


Please send CV and Cover letter including (salary expectations and possible starting date) to use “Communication Manager Application” as subject in the e-mail.

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