07 Jul 2022

JOB VACANCY: Communications Officer for EU projects (1 year)

We are looking for a communications officer who will help us implement communications plans as defined in various projects, primarily in the field of digital skills and diversity. We offer a one-year contract with possibility of extension. Deadline to apply: 20 August.


DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe. We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies.

DIGITALEUROPE has a long-standing experience in coordinating and participating in a large number of European and privately funded projects. Our current project work focuses primarily on supporting the goals set in the EU’s digital decade agenda for digital skills and competences but also in strategic areas like digital health, Green Deal and manufacturing. In many of these initiatives, DIGITALEUROPE’s role lies in communication and stakeholder outreach/engagement — enhancing collaboration with our members and beyond.

About the role

The Project Communications Officer implements communications plans and actions of European projects, primarily in the field of digital skills but not only.

In this role, you will work directly with the project partners to implement communication actions and engage EU-wide stakeholders and policymakers following high-quality standards. The successful candidate will work closely with the project communication managers, the project team as a whole and the policy teams.

As the leading trade association in the field of digital technologies and digitalising industries, we are looking for a motivated, pro-active candidate who is full of ideas that can help drive the organisation forward. It is essential to be a team player and have a flexible approach to the role and responsibilities.

We offer a one-year contract with possibility of extension.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Execution and reporting of agreed communications tasks in projects to the highest standard, including:
  • Managing the social media accounts of EU projects (mainly Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) including organic and paid editorial planning, performance monitoring and periodical reporting
  • Managing website and newsletter content of EU projects
  • Creating simple graphics for dissemination on projects’ social media and website
  • Proofreading, editing, and overseeing design of project-related documents
  • Monitoring EU projects communication performance and analysis
  • Creating and executing communication plans/campaigns, toolkits for external use
  • Assisting in developing and engaging online communities

Required competencies and skills

  • 1-2 years of experience in a communications or public relations role
  • Strong written and verbal English skills (native or C2 level)
  • Some experience with web-publishing tools and CMS (WordPress) and social media platforms
  • Strong design skills (Adobe Creative Cloud experience is a plus)
  • Experience in creating and monitoring social media content
  • Some experience with email marketing tools (Mailchimp, MailerLite)
  • Good writing skills; ability to structure information according to formats and goals, tailor content to different audiences and channels
  • Pro-active, organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members and stakeholders from across Europe, enjoys an international working environment
  • Good ability to set priorities, monitor progress towards goals and track actions

Other desired experience/skills

  • Previous experience working with EU-funded projects (Erasmus+, CEF, Digital Europe)
  • Experience in communications in the digital technology / ICT field
  • Experience and skills in website creation or video production, event management is an asset


Typically 1-3 years’ experience in communications with special focus on content creation, visual design and website management. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to various stakeholders in the digital industry and experience in communications/stakeholder management in EU projects (grants, service contracts, FP7, etc.) is desired.

Recruitment process

Interested candidates should apply via this page including their CV and a cover letter by 20 August 2022.

If high volume of applications is received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for online interviews, expected to occur end August, beginning of September. We thank you for your understanding. Second interviews, in which candidates will be given a task, may follow.

The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.

Please note that we will not be able to select candidates who do not hold a Belgian work permit.

Apply by 20 August

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