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Communications Consultant - Brussels

Brussels - EPICO KlimaInnovation e.V. is a young, innovative and independent think tank based in Berlin and Brussels, which brings together key players in climate and energy policy to develop sustainable, market – and innovation-oriented strategies for climate neutrality.

We are looking for a Communications Consultant to join our Brussels team to support the organisation and implementation of EPICO’s high-level conference - the “Sustainable Growth Summit” (SGS) - and the development of our Sustainable Growth Forum (SGF).

Applicants should be available to start as soon as possible, although most of the work will be conducted in September/October 2024. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis via Teams.

Job title: Communications Consultant
Type of contract: Freelance (from May 2024 to December 2024)
Location: Brussels-based

Your tasks:

  • Collaborating with EPICO on the development of a media and communication strategy for the Sustainable Growth Summit & Forum with a view to targeting policymakers, businesses, and media in Brussels.
  • Expanding EPICO’s network of journalists (both national and EU media) in Brussels and promoting the SGS and SGF with relevant media actors.
  • Providing ideas for potential invitees based on personal networks.
  • Preparing media material on the topic of sustainable innovation, competitiveness, and green industrialisation.
  • Participating and supporting in the organisation of the SGS.

Your competencies:

  • You have at least 5 years of proven professional experience in Communications, Media Relations and Outreach.
  • A track record in developing and implementing communication strategies on policy topics and conferences.
  • You are based in Brussels and have an expansive network of national and EU-level media, policymakers, and organisations.
  • You have a very good understanding of political and economic issues in climate, energy, and industrial policies.
  • You have a portfolio of written deliverables (e.g. open letters and op-eds published by recognised media outlets) on the topic of energy and climate policy.
  • You have very good analytical skills, can work independently, and are detail-oriented. Experience in editing and proof-reading is desirable.
  • You are fluent in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of another EU language is desirable.

Our offer:

  • A freelance contract for 60 to 80 working hours depending on the availability of the successful candidate, from now until December 2024.
  • Working with a young, dynamic, creative team.
  • The possibility to shape EPICO’s new flagship initiative to strengthen the future of sustainable competitiveness in Europe.
  • An open culture with plenty of room for new ideas and impulses.

Apply now:

  • Please send a 1-page cover letter, your portfolio, and CV as a single PDF document, saved as Name.Surname, to karriere@epico.org with “Communications Consultant” as the email’s subject line.
  • Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis via Teams.