Communications and Press Officer (m/f)

Key responsibilities:

• Contributing to the goals/strategy setting for increasing the outreach of the Centre with its network of stakeholders and key audiences

• Implementing and strengthening the media outreach by maintaining and further developing press, media, and institutional networks

• Traditional and new media monitoring: experience of a media monitoring tool (Talkwalker, Meltwater…) is required

• Increasing the visibility of Martens Centre research and events, by developing strong media partnerships and by exploring new promotional channels in Brussels and in different member states

• Coordinating the promotion of our annual/large events with the media

• Managing and distributing of the monthly newsletter to showcase our best events, publications and media mentions

• Contributing to the development and upkeep of the Martens Centre website and of its social media platforms

• Coordination of the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system and general upkeep of our database

• Assisting in monitoring the Communications Team’s KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and advising on actions to increase engagement and visibility

Candidate requirements:

• 3+ years of work experience in media and press relations, marketing, and communications

• A University degree in Communications and PR, political science, social science, journalism or any related disciplines

• Having an active network of media contacts in Brussels (and in other member states) is considered a strong asset

• Effective copywriting, excellent organisational, social, and communication skills, a team spirit, with a hands-on and solutions-driven work mentality

• Good knowledge of European and international politics as well as familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family

• Creative, innovative, enthusiastic, out of the box thinker eager to establish and improve the external image and outreach of the Centre

• Fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome

Submission of applications:

Applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail to by 17 March 2021 (midnight CET). When applying, mention “Communications and Press Officer” in the subject line of the email message. The applications will be reviewed, and the interviews will be organised on a rolling basis; early submission is encouraged. This is a full-time position based in Brussels. The start date is beginning of April 2021.