The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is looking for a full-time Project and Communication Assistant to join a small but diverse team of six staff based in the EU quarter in Brussels. The EFJ is the largest journalists’ organisation in Europe representing over 70 national journalists’ organisations in over 44 countries, which was recognised by the European Union and the Council of Europe as the representative voice of journalists in Europe.
The Project and Communication Assistant will report directly to the General Secretary, but he/she is required to work closely with all staff members. He/She will be able to work on a diverse range of issues related to journalism and the trade union movement in journalism (to name a few: media freedom, journalism ethics, safety of journalists, etc.).
- Assist in the project management and delivery of projects including, coordinating with project partners, organising project meetings and events, briefing speakers, etc.
- Draft minutes and reports of meetings related to projects;
- Contribute to creative brainstorming for related project activities and outreach;
- Liaise with subcontractors and external experts for services;
- Actively contribute to team meetings and planning processes
- Handling expense reports and invoices following the European Commission and donor’s rules;
- Keep track of travels and conference budgets;
- Support in project application processes
- Update and draft news in the projects section on the EFJ website;
- Promote the projects events and meetings on the website and social media site;
- Drafting projects-related content for the EFJ websites, including presentations, press releases, newsletter and publications etc.
Skills and abilities
- Experience of project management especially EU funded projects
- Knowledge of accounting systems;
- Excellent communications skills;
Fluent in English and French;
- Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PPT, additional knowledge on accounting systems is appreciated);
- Capacity of understanding of European Commission financial Communications rules;
- Organised and structured;
- Team-oriented/people-oriented, Proactive and able to be hands on and provide an active support to colleagues;
- Able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and exhibit self-motivation (“self-starter”)
- Experience of working in NGOs and trade unions, particularly membership-based organisations;
- Experience of working with EU funded projects;
- Knowledge of journalism and the media;
This is a full-time position with the potential to be a permanent contract. Remuneration will depend on experience with additional benefits: lunch voucher, health insurance, holiday pay, etc.
To apply please send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to two reference contacts to email@example.com
Interviews are planned to take place in the week of 11 July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Organisation: European Federation of Journalism (EFJ)