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28 Jul 2017

The European Green Party is looking for a press officer.

The press officer is responsible for the daily press work, developing a press strategy and coordinating the European Green Party’s communications. He or she drafts press releases and articles and contributes to the EGP’s overall media work. In close cooperation with the party’s Co-Chairs and the Secretary General, the press officer develops a media strategy and coordinates its execution.The press officer liaises with the Brussels media on a daily basis. He/she will translate Green politics into people, images, messages and other means of communication that enhance the EGP’s profile while strengthening the profile of its two Co-Chairs.

Tasks

1. EGP communication strategy and external visibility

She/he is responsible for coordinating the EGP’s communication team, reinforcing the Party’s profile and impact, and maintaining a dynamic, innovative and proactive PR service:

  • Developing and implementing the communication strategy and activities according to the priorities adopted by the Committee;
  • Identifying the best communication and dissemination tools to implement the communication strategy and maximise outreach;
  • Guaranteeing the consistency of the Party’s message across all communication tools;
  • Advising the Co-Chairs, the Committee and the Secretary General on strategic communication issues;
  • Supervising contacts with the media and communication agencies;
  • Increasing the number and improving the quality of press contacts at the EU level.

2. Press work

She/he is responsible for maximising the EGP’s external visibility:

  • Drafting press releases, news articles and other online content;
  • Organising and coordinating press conferences and similar media events;
  • Maintaining contacts with the EGP’s national and European press officers;
  • Reacting to printed and online news concerning the EGP;
  • Strengthening and supporting the Party’s campaign activities;
  • Supporting the translation of Green politics into clear and effective messages using written text/photos/messages/videos.

3. Coordinating the communication team

  • Representing the team when necessary, organising regular meetings with relevant partners, such as the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament;
  • Coordinating and overseeing the implementation of EGP Committee’s policy priorities concerning its media implementation, and developing EGP campaigns;
  • Regularly monitoring the impact of EGP communications and setting up the respective tools to enable this.

Job requirements

Candidates must have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least four years, as attested by a diploma; or

  • Where justified in the interest of the service, professional training at an equivalent level;
  • In addition and subsequent to the diploma, a minimum of five years of professional experience in the press and communication sector is desirable;
  • Professional experience in an international environment is required;
  • Candidates must be able to coordinate a team, ideally having had some years of relevant experience, particularly in a multicultural environment;
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high sense of priorities;
  • Candidates must have great collaborative skills to operate with a team of professionals;
  • Candidates must be proactive and able to react quickly;
  • High availability and flexibility are also required;
  • Candidates should be proactive and able to develop their own ideas.

Knowledge of the EU political system

  • A very good knowledge of EU policies and institutions;
  • A good knowledge of Green policy issues and the European Green political family in general, and must be able to identify with these;
  • A very good knowledge of European media.

Knowledge of languages and communication skills

  • A mother-tongue level of English;
  • A very good knowledge of at least one other EU working language;
  • Knowledge of additional official EU languages would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of and experience in different areas of modern communications (including traditional and new media) and their role as part of a comprehensive communications strategy;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Very good analytical skills;
  • Excellent networking and social skills;
  • Ability to synthesise and communicate complex information to a wide audience.

Practicalities

The European Green Party office is based in Ixelles, Brussels. The position is full time (38 hours a week). Flexible working hours as well as regular travel are part of the international job profile. Please contact Mar Garcia, EGP Secretary General: +32.485.487.609, mar.garcia@europeangreens.eu or visit our website.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a motivation letter with your curriculum vitae by email to: vacancy@europeangreens.eu before 28 July 2017, indicating “press officer” in the mail title.

The position of Press Officer is available now and must be filled as soon as possible.

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