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Multilingual Media Communications Campaigner

Pew Charitable Trusts

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 25 October 2019

Date Posted: 07 Oct 2019


Full Job Title: Senior Associate, Communications

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organisations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organisations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.


The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew’s reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.

Position Overview

This position, based in Pew’s Brussels office, reports to the Manager, Communications based in London, and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting Pew’s environmental work. The Senior Associate supports work primarily on the Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe campaign, including the development of public facing and specialised audience campaign communications, mobilising public engagement in projects, and promoting issues and spokespeople in international and country specific media. The position will also support other Pew EU marine activities as determined by the Manager, Communications. The position requires excellent interpersonal and organisational abilities and proven writing and editing abilities for print and online platforms, as well as experience working with networks of supporters and handling media relations. Fluent English and French (writing and speaking) is required.


Media Relations, Public Engagement, and Communications Strategy

  • Implements communications strategies that support the Ending Overfishing in Northwestern Europe Campaign;
  • Participates in communications and strategic planning to ensure communications strategy is aligned with organisational goals and regularly informs project staff of efforts and results;
  • Manages and implements media outreach designed to inform policymakers and other influential leaders;
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with a comprehensive list of journalists, editors, and producers in various EU countries, especially France and Brussels;
  • Manages rapid response process for media coverage, involving relevant colleagues in London and Washington, as appropriate;
  • Arranges media interviews in multi-lingual platforms for spokespersons and helps with preparation for interviews and public appearances;
  • Produces talking points for spokespersons, staff, and coalition partners;
  • Coordinates media tracking, selection, and electronic distribution of clips;
  • Responds to media inquiries and is available for communications tasks outside of working hours on a reasonable basis; coordinates responses as needed with colleagues to ensure professionalism and message consistency;
  • Coordinates with the Manager, communications on media relations and campaign coalition communications;
  • Creates and maintains media lists and press materials.

Publications, Writing, Online & Multi-Media Communications

  • Writes and edits communications materials personally, or in collaboration with program staff and Pew’s editorial team, including press releases, advisories, statements, speeches, presentations, fact sheets, web analyses, policy briefs, brochures, and other communications materials;
  • Works with digital team members to develop, write, and edit materials for the web and social media, and assists in developing and executing digital strategy that optimises usage of online tools;
  • Works in collaboration with digital, multimedia, and graphic design colleagues to develop infographics, videos, and other materials that help achieve project goals;
  • Assists program staff in preparing research and advocacy reports for publication on Pew’s website; serves as a liaison with program for communications’ digital, graphic, multimedia, and editorial staff.


  • Ensures that internal and external audiences are kept apprised of project updates through newsletters, mailings, and other vehicles for direct communications;
  • Coordinates activities with colleagues, especially in Europe and the United States, and with other organisations with whom we are working;
  • Provides communications coordination support to program staff, including handling clearance and approvals as required;
  • Maintains regular reporting systems to keep Pew colleagues updated on project developments and potential communications challenges;
  • Contributes to the management of Pew communications calendars and the weekly communications report.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience required in media relations and campaign communications, preferably with public policy or nonprofit advocacy organisations;
  • Experience in securing earned media in Europe;
  • Understanding of traditional and social media with a keen sense of how to adapt to changes in the landscape;
  • Fluency in French and English (speaking and writing) is required; proficiency in Spanish a plus;
  • Experience in creating and maintaining media lists from different countries and different languages;
  • An understanding of EU institutions and how they interact; experience working on topics related to EU policy a plus;
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Good project management skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated political skills and judgement;
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture that emphasises excellence, collegiality, and teamwork;
  • Ability to synthesise and summarise large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue or research findings, as well as identify, understand, and address different policy perspectives in a nonpartisan way and visually tell complicated policy and research stories. Experience in working with a network of supporters;
  • Ability to work productively in a nonpartisan way with a wide array of different and culturally diverse people;
  • Ability to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with agreed strategy. A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Sound judgement, ability to make decisions, and be responsive, clear and sensitive with colleagues and partners.


Occasional travel to attend meetings and conferences. It is anticipated that the individual in this position will travel in Europe.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Associate, Energy Systems

European Climate Foundation

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 25 October 2019

Date Posted: 01 Oct 2019

About the role

The ECF Energy Systems Programme works with a wide range of partners in civil society, think tanks, business groups and academia in support of positive action to accelerate the clean energy transition towards decarbonised energy systems well before 2050. We work to build political space for energy system transformation and to develop policy solutions to the related challenges.

This job will offer an excellent opportunity to engage with and support a major ECF programme at an important stage in the clean energy transition across Europe. The postholder will work in close cooperation with the Energy Systems Programme Director in support of the programme’s objective and the director’s day-to-day activities and will have a focus on scoping new areas of work around the role of digital technologies, batteries and smart solutions in the transition to a fossil-free European energy system. He/she will be given real room to grow, develop topical expertise and build an own network.

Key responsibilities

  • Programme support: planning and organising internal and external meetings, processing expenses and invoices, dealing with travel logistics, taking notes in meetings, preparing slides and attending and reporting back from relevant events;
  • Grant-making: acting as a liaison between programme colleagues and the grants officer with regards to grant making and grantee reporting cycles. This includes reviewing grantee proposals, evaluating grantee proposals and keeping an overview of the programme budget;
  • Research activities: conducting research in support of programme fundraising work and supporting management of ECF commissioned studies. Building familiarity with energy data relevant to EU decarbonisation and regularly communicating findings from major reports to colleagues.

Experience and competencies

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the EU energy and climate space, experience in the private sector in the field of electricity is an asset;
  • Proven experience and ability to work as part of and in support of a team;
  • Good understanding and passionate about renewables, electricity markets and digital technologies;
  • Genuine interest in the mission and values of the ECF;
  • Excellent command of the English languages (both spoken and written);
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Strong administrative and computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word);
  • Enthusiastic personality, sense of humour and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A full-time permanent contract.

Start date

  • As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please upload below:

  • Your CV (in English);
  • Cover letter (in English).
  • Where you found the job

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