We're recruiting a Communications Assistant!

Communications Assistant M/F at the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC).

GESAC is looking for a highly motivated junior colleague to reinforce its Secretariat in Brussels at a key legislative moment for authors’ right.

GESAC comprises authors' societies from across the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland. As such, we represent more than 1 million creators and rights holders in the areas of musical, audiovisual, visual arts, and literary and dramatic works. Our missions are:

  • To advocate for fair remuneration for creators, especially online
  • To ensure a sustainable creative and cultural ecosystem
  • To promote collective management as the best solution to respect and protect authors’ rights

Main functions:

  • Act as the main point of contact on communications matters for our members: provide information and coordinate efforts
  • Implement internal communication work (e.g. upkeep of intranet, creation of infographics)
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of GESAC communication and media output and manage our communication tools (e.g. website, social media).
  • Prepare fact sheets, press releases and/or organise communication events.
  • Create and/or assist in the production of other communications materials such as flyers, banners and brochures.
  • Create, maintain and strengthen links with international media in Brussels to promote the work of GESAC and to better position the organisation as a point of reference for creators and their rights.
  • Execute other tasks in support of the day to day management of the Secretariat (support for the preparation of meetings, reporting activities)

Education & skills:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field.
  • A native English speaker or equivalent level, both written and spoken. Fluency in French and other European Union languages is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated high competency as a writer and editor in English.
  • Knowledge of graphic design, web, social media and/or video production is a valuable asset.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills as well as strong creative thinking.
  • Ability to learn and develop within a fast-paced working environment.
  • High degree of attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Experience:

  • Proven professional experience (e.g. traineeship) in positions with tasks closely related to the ones describe above is a strong asset.
  • Previous professional experience in an EU communication role in EU institutions, international organisations, NGOs or trade associations is an asset but not a prerequisite.
  • Interest in and/or previous knowledge of EU policies and/or EU tech policies is also an advantage.

What we offer:

  • +/- 5 month contract starting on 15 February 2018.

 

Please send your CV and a max 1-page motivation letter to secretariatgeneral@gesac.org before 8 January 2018.

Published on 12 December 2017