Communications Officer, EU Elections
Posted on 22 May 2023
The WWF European Policy Office is seeking a “Communications Officer, EU Elections” to support our work on the EU elections campaign. This 2024 EU elections campaign is aiming at putting nature high on the political agenda for the next 5 years and therefore WWF EU is looking for a dynamic and motivated Communications Officer to join our team. Location: WWF European Policy Office in Brussels, Belgium
As the “Communications Officer, EU Elections”, you will report to the Communications Director, with a dotted line to the EU Campaigner, with the aim to deliver high-quality communications activities that support the objectives of the campaigns. This position will lead on all communications and media activities related to the EU elections, as well as other related policy issues as appropriate:
- Lead on developing, implementing and regularly reviewing the communications strategy on the EU elections campaign, in close cooperation with the EU campaigner, the EPO public affairs team, WWF national offices and key NGO partners;
- Build and maintain strong relationships with participating WWF offices; ensure they are well informed of communication outputs and opportunities related to the EU elections; support and encourage them in their campaigning and communications work to ensure our asks are well-covered by national and international media;
- Independently manage all communications deliverables related to the campaign, including website, videos, marketing materials, press releases, fact sheets, articles, op-eds, reports and creation of other content both for the WWF network and key NGO partners;
- Media work: Identify opportunities for media coverage and deliver timely and relevant media stories to Brussels/EU media, including through press briefings, interview, press releases/statements, stunts, events, photo opportunities and other activities; establish good relations with journalists, monitor media coverage in Brussels/EU and Member State level on EU elections;
- Lead on the organisation of events in support of WWF EPO policy objectives and provide support with speaking points etc.;
- Contribute to public engagement actions and online/offline activities;
- Draft, edit and proofread texts (articles, reports, speeches etc.) in a variety of styles and formats; support the project team in drafting and editing other written materials, especially for advocacy purposes;
- Promote EPO at EU level and support the Director and Head of Public Affairs in enhancing visibility and reputation of WWF in Brussels;
- Liaise with external suppliers such as designers, photographers, artists, video producers; overseeing production processes including artwork and design.
What you need:
- Excellent spoken and written English; additional EU languages an asset;
- A university degree in communication, journalism, EU politics, or a related field; or extensive experience in communication, campaigning and journalism;
Required Skills and Competencies
- 3-5 years of experience in working in communications and media, preferably with an environmental NGO or in an EU policy context;
- Basic knowledge of the EU institutions and political decision-making process;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including extensive experience in writing and editing texts of different styles tailored to different audiences;
- Good experience with maximising impact of communications through social media;
- Ability to express technical issues with clarity;
- Strong organisational, time-management and multi-tasking skills and a keen eye for detail;
- Strong team player able to work effectively in a global network setting; previous experience of coordinating international teams and with EU wide campaigns an asset;
- Identifies & aligns with the core values of the WWF organisation: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration.
Remuneration package:WWF European Policy Office offers a fixed-term contract up to 18 months with a competitive package of pay and other benefits. The indicative base salary range for this role would be around 3.000 - 3.200 € gross per month, with the final figure depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. WWF European Policy Office also offers a range of additional benefits, including allowances for lunch, public transport and home working, health insurance, pension plan, paid holiday and additional months of pay in accordance with Belgian law.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position or contact the WWF EU Communications Director Angelika Pullen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send your application to email@example.com and address it to Ms Angelika Pullen. Please write “Application Communications Officer, EU Elections” in the subject line, and include:
How to apply?
- A single PDF document with your up to date CV and cover letter, outlining why you would be a good candidate for the role (letter of maximum 400 words setting out why you would be a good candidate for the role);
- Please also confirm that you have the legal right to work full time in Belgium and tell us when, if selected, you would be able to start.
The WWF European Policy Office is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.