Public Affairs & Communications Assistant

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09 Feb 2023

European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is a member-based industry association representing Europe’s most complete and thriving metals value chain.

Our 100+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations, representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries.

Job Description

European Aluminium is looking for a new assistant to join its Public Affairs and Communications team. The position is under the responsibility of the Senior Manager Public Affairs.     

Main tasks and duties

  • Provide regular political intelligence through monitoring of relevant information sources (media, EU websites, social media) on key files
  • Support the team in their advocacy activities (briefings, setting up meetings, etc.)
  • Draft policy notes on new EU initiatives and relevant policy issues
  • Support in organising internal and external meetings
  • Support in preparing presentations  
  • Supporting in the organisation of policy events
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and draft minutes
  • Responsible for the internal newsletters
  • Support communication activities (e.g. prepare content for social media channels, updating the website, etc.)

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills

  • Background in EU Affairs/International relations or similar
  • Strong knowledge of EU policy and decision-making process
  • Excellent oral, writing and communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to work on a range of different issues
  • Self-starter and able to work independently, organised and with great attention to details and ability to keep deadlines
  • Knowledge of how to find information quickly and efficiently. Familiar with the EU document registers, media and monitoring sites
  • Previous experience in EU institutions/ consultancy / associations is a plus
  • Good computer literacy knowledge (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience in updating social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and websites. Mailchimp, WordPress and Canva experience is a plus

What we offer

  • A full-time paid internship
  • Excellent team spirit
  • A young, dynamic, and professionally enriching international working environment
  • Multiple opportunities for development and learning about EU Public Affairs & Communications
  • Opportunity to work for an industry committed to the EU sustainability and climate agenda
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months, with possibility of extension

Application process

Interested candidates shall send their CV and motivation letter by the 9th of February 2023 to Giulia Forgnone: . Please specify in the subject line of your email your name and the position you are applying to: “PA & Communications Assistant – [Your full name]”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

European Aluminium ensures equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: European Aluminium is looking for a Public Affairs & Communications Assistant based in Brussels. Apply before February 9th!

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