Vacancy for Communications Officer in Brussels, Belgium
Are you FYEG’s next Communications Officer?
We are opening a vacancy for a techno-industrial worker and communications revolutionary at a European political organisation like no other.
The Federation of Young European Greens is a growing youth organisation that represents around 50 000 young activists from all around the continent. External communication is a crucial part of our work and we are known for and proud of our fresh and innovative approaches. FYEG’s Communications Officer plays a central role in making sure we stay on top of our game.
We are looking for a creative and ambitious person who will plan and carry out FYEG’s external communication. We particularly appreciate your capacity to develop stories we want to tell about our organisation and about political developments in Europe, to catch up on what works and what can be interesting to try out on different social media platforms, and to produce audiovisual content.
Most of the work will be related to either political communication or communication related to FYEG’s activities. In terms of political communication, we expect you to follow political events around Europe, and in particular in European institutions, and get through fresh Young Green perspectives on what is going on using different channels. As for FYEG’s activities, we expect you to get out the voices and the outcomes from our diverse projects to a wider public as well as our partners. FYEG’s activities range from seminars to summer camps to direct actions. For example next year, we will organise a series of seminars and trainings on commons, as well as a celebration of FYEG’s 30th anniversary. Then we are in full campaigning mode for the 2019 European elections from the summer of 2018 onwards.
You will be working with a talented and fun team of Young Greens in our Brussels office, in the heart of European politics and Green activism. You will work closely with the Secretary General and the two Co-Spokespersons on a daily basis in order to shape and get out FYEG’s messages.
– experience in social media management
– multimedia production skills (photo, graphics, video, audio)
– strong writing and editing skills
– an interest in European politics in general and Green politics and activism in particular
– ability to work autonomously and take initiative
– an excellent command of English
– campaigning experience (election or other)
– language skills
– project management experience, such as organisation of events
– previous involvement in a local or international youth organisation
Location: FYEG Office in Brussels, Belgium.
Working time: 38 hours per week, flexible working hours and occasional need to work on weekends.
Remuneration: 1600 EUR gross/month + benefits such as meal vouchers and transport allowance worth 250 EUR/month.
Contract type: One-year contract with the possibility of prolonging.
People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and we strive to have a diverse and inclusive working environment.
Apply by sending an e-mail to [email protected] that contains the following in one single PDF document:
A cover letter that answers the following questions
How do you relate with the position of FYEG communications officer on personal level?
What are your strongest skills/qualities, how do you assess and evaluate them and how are you planning to use them in FYEG?
In which direction would you develop people’s perception of FYEG?
Your CV and/or portfolio
Deadline for applying is Monday 24 July 2017 at midnight CET. You will get a confirmation e-mail once your application has been received.
Secretary General Teo Comet, +32 (0) 2 62 60 72 7, [email protected]