Events Assistant (internship)

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21 Jan 2018

EURACTIV is the leading EU policy media present in 12 EU capitals and publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2,3 million pageviews and more than 700,000 unique visitors per month, EURACTIV is the leading online media on EU affairs. The media employs approximately 100 people including franchise partners and has four main sources of income: sponsorship, communication package memberships, advertising and public contracts.

We are now seeking an Events Assistant (paid internship) – Brussels based – to expand the company’s activities.

The EURACTIV Events Team has quickly grown over the past couple of years, more than doubling the number of events organised in just 2 years. We now organise over 60 policy events a year in Brussels about a large variety of topics, bringing together a wide variety of representatives from the EU Institutions, industry and civil society. We organise both small roundtable workshops and larger conferences. You can visit our events website for more information about the format (http://events.euractiv.com/).

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and visibility in EU affairs, work in a dynamic team and develop your ideas to improve our services.

 

Job Description

  • Draft material for events such as invitations and participant lists
  • Send invitations to participants and manage registration process
  • Keep contact database updated and research new tools to improve it
  • Support the logistical organisation of the events (e.g. prepare material to distribute, arrange venue, order catering)
  • Support the smooth running of events on the day of implementation (e.g. register guests, handle audiovisual equipment)
  • Assist in draft reports about events
  • Update and maintain the events website and social media
  • Coordinate with the Communication Officer for the outreach and visibility of events
  • Some work outside of office hours may be required
  • Other tasks as required

 

Profile

  • Bachelor and/or Master Degree in relevant subject (e.g. European Studies)
  • Knowledge of EU & Brussels through studies and/or practical experience (including internship)
  • Interest in EU affairs and event organisation
  • A team-player who enjoys working in a small team
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility
  • Self-starter, able to anticipate
  • Hard-working and organised
  • Attention to details and ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and problem-solving attitude
  • Good computer skills – especially MS Office and Google tools – as well as communication (e.g. Twitter, Facebook).
  • Excellent written English, spoken French or other EU language an advantage.

 

Timing

Ideal start date: as soon as possible, for 6 months with the potential to extend for a further 6 months. 

 

Contact

Send your CV (including 2 references, 2 pages max) and cover letter explaining why you would like to work with us and what you can bring to this position to Anne-Francoise Massotte, HR Manager, at hr@euractiv.com.

Please use the subject line “Events Assistant application” and send your documents named as follow “Name+Surname CV” and “Name+Surname Cover letter”.

Interviews are scheduled for the week of 22 January.

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