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An EU Communications Director, expert in Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Brussels office
 

Grayling is a global Public Affairs and Communications Consultancy. Our Brussels team of 30+ multinational consultants is a hub for EU and Pan-European integrated public affairs, media and digital advocacy campaigns. At Grayling we develop inventive and integrated solutions that are rapidly scalable to deliver against organizational needs. With on-call senior counsel, powerful content, and unrivalled connections, we help our clients to engage, and adapt and evolve in fast-changing landscapes, building brand resilience and creating measurable advantage.

To support our Public Affairs team, we are currently looking for a seasoned Director, who has a passion for digital communications and energy, environment & sustainability issues.

Our perfect new team member

  • You are passionate about communications
  • You are always up-to-date on the current news and (social) media trends
  • You are a Brussels’ insider meaning you understand very well the functioning of the EU and the landscape
  • You are quick, flexible and able to cope with stress
  • You have great editing skills as well as an eye for details
  • You are a team player, think outside the box and an innovative/creative

Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan and implement integrated communications campaigns in the field of energy, environment and sustainability in Brussels and across the EU;
  • Provide strategic communications advice to a range of multinational blue-chip companies and European trade associations;
  • Manage financial aspects of client accounts;
  • Manage a close-knit team;
  • Ensure client satisfaction by optimising impact across channels and activities;
  • Grow and develop the business:
    • Develop yearly new business strategies
    • Identify new business opportunities
    • Take the lead in new business processes
    • Collaborate with colleagues in Brussels and across the Grayling network

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum seven to ten years’ experience in PR and communications (traditional and digital), including:
    • Creation of impactful campaigns, messaging and strategies;
    • Development of creative content for (e.g. graphics, websites, videos, print materials and advertising)
    • Management of multi-market media and social media campaigns;
    • Setting up of coalitions and alliances with like-minded organisations;
    • Proficiency in social media analytics and evaluation of performance across channels and activities.
  • Outstanding organizational, project management skills;
  • Team player, with a hands-on and solutions-driven work attitude;
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and leadership skills;
  • Keen interest and expertise in energy, environment and sustainability policies;
  • A thorough understanding of European policies and the workings of the EU institutions;
  • Excellent overall communication skills including writing, oral, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
  • Native or near-native English; fluency in other EU languages also desirable.

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV and a cover letter in English to vanessa.chesnot@grayling.com. The deadline is 7 May 2019. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Director

Location: Brussels, Avenue des Arts 46

Posted: 23rd April 2019

Contract: Full Time

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