Detail of the vacancy notice
Reference: COR-AST3-23-15-ALDE

Unit/Service: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE)

Function Group: AST
Grade: AST3

Management: No
Location: Brussels

Deadline: 15/01/2016 12:00

The successful candidate will work as part of the Secretariat of the ALDE Group, reporting directly to the ALDE Secretary General, and will be responsible for certain areas of work relating to ALDE Group activities, i.e.:
  • Following the news (EU and other) on a daily basis and identifying opportunities for raising the Group's profile and promoting its messages and achievements;
  • Keeping well informed of the policy developments within the CoR;
  • Proposing, preparing and posting content for social media, and keeping the Secretariat aware of technological developments and latest trends in the usage of social media;
  • Proposing and drafting regular press and stakeholder releases, articles and newsletters;
  • Establishing good working relations with relevant journalists as well as with press officers of other liberal groups and organisations;
  • Drafting regular content for the website and uploading it;
  • Maintaining relevant databases;
  • Developing and maintaining key contacts within the ALDE caucus at European and national level, as required.
Other duties can be added to this list in line with changing needs of the Group. The successful candidate will be expected to be pro-active and passionate about media and communications, and to have a can-do attitude, in particular as regards overcoming obstacles and achieving results for the Group.
In addition, s/he will assist all Group members in carrying out their duties and will contribute to the good functioning of the Secretariat, including assisting other colleagues, as required. S/he will also be required to maintain good working relations with counterparts in other political groups and within the Administration of the CoR. Excellent diplomatic skills are therefore a requirement.
The post of Media Relations and Communications Officer in the ALDE Group Secretariat requires a high degree of:
  • availability (heavy meetings schedule, at times irregular working hours, and occasional travel),
  • flexibility,
  • adaptability to a changing workload and to tight deadlines,
  • an ability to work as part of a team in an international environment.
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