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Communications Manager
(the European Rail Industry Association)

Location: Brussels

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced manager with the ability to handle a number of diverse projects and tasks to support all of the communications, press relations and event management activities of UNIFE.

Responsibilities:

  • Copywriting, editing, proofreading of publications produced by the Association, including: Annual Report, biannual briefing for the EU Presidency, monthly e-newsletter, and all UNIFE-coordinated EU project publications
  • Working with policy colleagues to draft speeches for the Director General
  • Drafting press releases opinion pieces for newspapers, blogs and trade press.
  • Developing content across all digital channels: UNIFE website, Twitter, LinkedIn.
  • Media and social media monitoring. Monitor and flag relevant online and twitter news
  • Maintaining a journalist database and conducting various media relations activities
  • Supporting the needs of the Technical Affairs unit in the dissemination activities of UNIFE-involved European research projects.
  • Supporting the Communications Unit with events and other tasks

Profile:

  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years work experience in Journalism, Communications, or Press Relations.
  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field (Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or Marketing)
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills
  • Ability to translate complex technical issues into clear and concise messages.
  • Digital native personality and profile. Knowledge of online content strategy and creation
  • Language abilities: Native English speaker with strong English writing abilities.

Offer:

  • A stimulating position in a diverse and dynamic office environment
  • An attractive salary and benefits package in line with the candidate’s work experience

Application process:

  • CV and motivation letter to be sent to Andrei Ciufu as soon as possible. (No phone inquiries please)
  • Interviews will take place at UNIFE premises from 10 to 12 January 2018.

About UNIFE:

Based in Brussels since 1992, UNIFE is the association representing the European rail supply industry at the EU and international level. UNIFE gathers over 90 direct company Members – from numerous SMEs to major industrial champions from all over Europe – active in the design and manufacture of rolling stock (i.e. trains, metros, trams, freight wagons) as well as rail signalling and infrastructure equipment. UNIFE also brings together national rail industry associations from no less than 14 European States. UNIFE Members have an 84% market share in Europe and supply 46% of the worldwide production of rail equipment. For more information, visit www.unife.org or follow @unife on Twitter.

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