European Federation of Journalists

Jobs and Opportunities

We are looking for a Communications and Monitoring Assistant

 

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is looking for a full-time Communications and Monitoring Assistant to join a diverse team of seven staff based in Brussels.

The EFJ is the largest journalists’ organisation in Europe representing over 70 national journalists’ organisations in over 44 countries. It is recognised by the European Union and the Council of Europe as the representative voice of journalists in Europe.

The Communication and Monitoring Assistant will report directly to the General Secretary and to the EFJ Communications & Project Officer, 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 (labour rights, media freedom, ethics, the safety of journalists, SLAPPs, etc).

Communications

  • Write press releases for the EFJ website;
  • Manage EFJ social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Create visuals
  • Assist in drafting EFJ newsletters
  • Send communications to EFJ affiliates
  • Support with campaigns

Monitoring

  • Verify information and write alerts on media freedom violations for Mapping Media Freedom and Council of Europe monitoring platforms 
  • Assist in drafting monitoring reports
  • Offer legal and practical support to journalists in need
  • Organise outreach meetings

Project-related work

  • Contribute to creative brainstorming for related project activities and outreach;
  • Contribute to team meetings and planning processes
  • Contribute to reporting

Skills and abilities required

  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Good understanding of the journalism sector and media freedom issues in Europe
  • High command of English, native level (French and/or German an asset)
  • Strong team spirit and creativity
  • Proactive, able to be hands-on and provide active support to colleagues
  • Able to work independently, demonstrate initiative
  • Sense of information
  • Familiar with Slack, Canva, WordPress
  • Desirable: experience in journalism 

Additional information

This is a permanent contract and includes flexible remote work.

Remuneration will depend on experience with additional benefits: lunch voucher, holiday pay, 13th month, etc.

Candidates should be available to start mid-September 2022.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5 August 2022. However, applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and interviews may be held beforehand. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The application process includes a short writing exercise.

Please send your CV and a one-page motivation letter and reference contacts at camille@europeanjournalists.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – thank you for your understanding.

 


INTERNSHIP 

Europe’s largest journalists’ organisation is not looking for interns at the moment.

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is regularly looking for an intern to work at its headquarter based in Brussels. The internship is open for a period of 4 to 6 months depending on the availability of the candidates. The internship is part of a university or graduate coursework. You shall have a student status during the internship and an internship agreement from your school shall normally be provided.

The works involved will demand the candidate to have the following skills:

  • Communications skills – fluent in English and/or in French. German or any other EU language will be considered as valuable assets. The EFJ is particularly encouraging German-speaking candidates to apply for the position.
  • Organizational skills – experience in organising events, conferences or membership services
  • Knowledge or experience of journalism and EU institutions
  • Being flexible, independent and pro-active
  • IT skills – knowledge of CMS, blogging, social media monitoring are appreciated

Your daily task will involve :

  • Assisting drafting of press releases or content for the website
  • Translating short news items for the website, assisting in managing content online and on social media
  • Assisting in organising international events (booking flights, accommodation, rooms for participants)
  • Monitoring EU policy and providing assistance in lobbying activities

What we offer :

  • A lump-sum monthly allowance of 500 EUR
  • Experience in project management at European and international levels
  • Knowledge in online content management and public relations activities
  • Learning about the situation of press freedom and labour rights in Europe
  • Good and positive working environment in Brussels with motivated colleagues
  • Working in a multinational environment and with many different languages

We are a small multinational team based in the centre of the European institutions at the Residence Palace in Schuman. If you think you are ready to take on the challenge and the work, please send an email to secretariat@europeanjournalists.org including your CV and cover letter, stating the period you are available.