The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating high visibility for the EuroHealthNet partnership, raising awareness about its mission to reduce health inequalities, and developing networking and public relations.
S/he will do this through designing, developing and executing an effective external communication strategy at EuroHealthNet. S/he shall engage stakeholders via EuroHealthNet’s many communications channels and contribute to our key products and events such as policy briefs, the annual report, our online Magazine and the annual General Council Meeting. This work covers online communications (including www.eurohealthnet.eu) and social media, news releases, video production, publications, corporate identity, media relations, branding and events.
The Communications Coordinator has excellent writing, copyediting and proofreading skills and has the ability to create high quality written and multimedia content.
- Coordinating public relations activities, designing and implementing the external communication strategy.
- Working with external communication channels (social /digital/traditional media) to ensure that EuroHealthNet reaches its target audiences and key stakeholders;
- Drafting, editing and/or proof-reading all of EuroHealthNet’s and related members’ official publications, such as press releases, website texts, brochures, op-eds, newsletters, etc.
- Developing and implementing a social media strategy and act as focal point for all external communication/media enquiries;
- Developing video, photo and infographic materials, in collaboration with external graphic designers;
- Monitoring the media landscape and analytics, cultivating new media contacts and ensuring overall management of the communication contacts database;
- Supporting members’ Communications Officers when needed, to develop a coherent approach to communication for health equity at EU level and provide capacity building;
- Helping, as part of a team, with the organisation of events and country or study visits, in particular ensuring high-level visibility;
- Contributing to our business plan such as fundraising and membership recruitment.
- Master’s degree in communications or journalism;
- Minimum 5 years of experience in communication, including editing and/or writing with proven success;
- Excellent oral and written knowledge of English (native-speaker or raised bilingual) and proven experience in writing news releases or blogs (in English). English writing skills will be tested during the interview;
- A proven track record over several years in media relations at European level;
- In-depth experience in strategic communications and/or press work;
- A good appreciation of the importance of health and health equity in Europe;
- You can deliver high-quality results in a timely fashion and are comfortable working on your own as well as in a team;
- You are able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet rapidly changing projects and priorities;
- You are rigorous and organised, with attention to detail and a problem-solving attitude;
- You have good relationship-building skills;
- You have a pro-active, flexible and ‘hands-on’ approach to work.
The following skills and experience are additional assets to your application:
- Ability to understand French and/or Dutch;
- Previous professional experience as a proof-reader;
- A strong network of professional connections within the media;
- Previous work experience within an organisation working on public health and/or social equity issues.
This position is offered full-time for one year, with possibility of extension. It will be offered according to Belgian national legislation.
The Communications Coordinator will report directly to EuroHealthNet’s Managing Director.
All applicants must be qualified, eligible and able to work in Belgium. We are unfortunately not able to provide financial assistance to relocate to Brussels/Belgium.
For this position, EuroHealthNet offers a gross salary between €3,200 and €3,800, depending on experience, as well as benefits such as meal vouchers, financial support to use public transport to get to work and hospital insurance.
Applicants should send an email to David Hargitt, Management Assistant, (email@example.com), with the following subject line: “Communications Coordinator job application”.
Please include the following two files as attachments (do not include any other attachments):
- A CV, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV
- A motivation letter, one page maximum, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_ML
Please address the following question in your cover letter (one page maximum):
- How can a good communication strategy improve health policy?
Please note that applications that do not follow these instructions will be disregarded.
The closing date for applications is Monday 29th August, 12h00 pm (noon) CEST. Interviews (Skype or in-person) with short-listed candidates will be held in early September, with the appointment to begin as soon as possible after that.