Junior Consultant EU Government Affairs and Communications

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01 Mar 2017

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Brussels office of FleishmanHillard has an immediate opening for an energetic, self-starting junior public affairs and communications professional with 1 to 2 years of relevant experience. The Consultant will contribute to the definition and implementation of communication programs with a strong online and social media component focused on EU public affairs audiences. The Consultant will be part of the established Food & Health Team as well as having the opportunity to work with the office’s Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy and Campaigns.

Within our Brussels office, our Food & Health team consists of 6 full-time consultants advising a range of organisations including blue-chip international agro-food, retail and healthcare companies, trade associations and campaigning charities. We develop integrated communications campaigns that engage a wide range of audiences, addressing regulatory issues and matters of political importance. Specifically, we advise our clients on their dialogue and negotiations with EU policy makers and institutions, and develop the wider advocacy strategies that support this engagement. As part of a wider team we collaborate with colleagues across the office on their specific areas of expertise including technology, taxation and energy policy, and we work with colleagues in other FleishmanHillard offices across our EMEA and Global network.


Candidates will have a first working experience relating to communications, ideally with some experience or interest in the food and public health sector or issues. This experience should ideally be acquired working with the EU institutions, EU trade associations, in-house or through a communications consultancy.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent writing skills for web, print and social media
  • Content expertise including creative writing and copy writing
  • A high degree of fluency in English a must
  • An interest in Food & Health policy
  • Experience in the use of social media channels for communications relating to public policy
  • Strong focus in a career in communications
  • Dynamic team player and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of client business operations (beyond communications)
  • Must be motivated and results-driven
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proficient in most common business software applications

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is what distinguishes us in our market.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.


For more information and to apply please visit http://fleishmanhillard.com/job/junior-consultant-eu-government-affairs-and-communications-brussels/


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