Manager at EU Affairs Team (Business Development)

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30 Sep 2021
EURACTIV Media Network is a bridge between media organisations in more than 13 European capitals, specialised in EU policies and related national politics. We publish online in more than 13 languages. Our headquarters is in Brussels.
We are pro-European, critical and constructive. We are independent and transparent in our reporting as well as in our business with our diversified business model.
EURACTIV also offers a wide variety of services in order to support EU stakeholders in their communication strategy and their reputation building.
We are currently seeking a Manager to join our EU Affairs Team in Brussels on a full-time basis to support expanding the company’s business activities. You will apply your experience in business development and ideally EU affairs in order to satisfy existing clients, and to develop strong business proposals with new clients. You will offer EURACTIV services, negotiate and close deals to reach sales targets in Brussels.
Main tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Proactively identifying and prospecting new business partners via closely monitoring the EU Affairs market
  • Applying your EU Affairs knowledge and experience to develop strong business proposals and generate leads 
  • Setting up and running sales meetings (independently after an initial orientation period)
  • Proposing relevant campaigns and communications actions and closing sales opportunities
  • Managing satisfying relations with existing clients
  • Working closely and in cooperation with other EURACTIV departments - Editorial, Community, Events, Multimedia 
  • Monitoring results according to budget
Job requirements / profile:
  • At least 3 years of experience with a proven track record of business development/fundraising for corporate clients, trade associations, public affairs/communication consultancies, NGOs, start-ups or advertising agencies
  • A University degree
  • Strong understanding of EU policy making process and stakeholder dynamics (corporations, institutions, think tanks, foundations and NGOs)
  • Experience with Digital policies would be an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Sales-driven and motivated by challenging targets and own results
  • Strong organisational skills with strategic thinking
  • Excellent social, communication, networking and negotiation skills and team spirit, with a hands-on and solutions-driven work mentality
  • Tech-savvy (internet, mobile, social media)
  • Interested in working as an independent contractor
Please send your CV and motivation letter to Please use “EU Affairs Manager” as the subject of your email. Deadline for application is September 30, 2021
For confidential enquiries please contact Ms Goksen CALISKAN, EU Advocacy Director: (
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