Vacancy for Communications Officer in Brussels, Belgium


 

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Communications Officer to join its dynamic team in Brussels. The successful candidate will manage media relations and social media strategy; play a significant role with senior management in shaping the institute’s overall communications strategy; write press releases, op-eds, and other materials; perform developmental and content editing; and assist the MPI Europe team in external and internal communications and execution of events. He or she will demonstrate exceptional writing skills, with a strong grasp of communications and social media strategy, as well as graphic design. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties:

  • Raise MPI Europe’s visibility and that of its policy analysts and research by building relationships with Brussels-based journalists and those covering migration in EU Member State capitals
  • Write press releases, op-eds, commentaries, and other materials
  • Lead the institute’s social media strategy, craft social media campaigns, and monitor engagement
  • Work with senior management to develop and execute overall communications strategy, with a focus on maximising media coverage and proactive engagement with journalists and other key stakeholders
  • Expand MPI Europe’s media database
  • Maintain up-to-date list of key contacts in EU and national policy communities for outreach
  • Liaise with senior staff in Brussels and Washington, DC to ensure integrated communications strategies
  • Edit research publications and other work (developmental and content editing)
  • Assist with public and private event organisation and execution
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Additional EU language capability, French strongly preferred

Closing date

Monday, 11 November. Submission of applications before the closing date is encouraged.