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  • PR Account Manager/Director

    We are looking for a talented public relations and public affairs professional to work across our exciting clients and help us develop new business in the Belgian market. We are looking for someone who has the ability to lead our consumer and B2B accounts on a day-to-day basis whilst providing the client with strong communications marketing solutions and keeping an eye out for new business opportunities. The ideal candidate will be a fluent Dutch/French/English speaker and writer.

    We are looking for someone with experience in international market coordination, with a solid account management background and a real eye for detail.  The clients are demanding, and our work is fast-paced – you will need to be a quick thinker, a strong multi-tasker and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

    Key components of the role include:

    • Project management
    • Day-to-day support, both agency and client-side, including regular conference calls and clear, concise PR briefings for planning roll-outs
    • Liaison with global PR team and managing the roll-outs of all PR plans and assets
    • Press tour and industry event planning, logistics and event management
    • Campaign and event reporting and best practice sharing across the markets
    • Day-to-day account management of junior team members
    • Identifying and pitching new business opportunities
    • Budget management inclusive of all owned projects

    Candidate requirements:

    • Roughly 5 years’ experience working in a PR role within an agency across a variety of accounts
    • PR and public affairs experience at the Belgian level with experience working on international client accounts
    • A proactive self-starter with excellent project management skills and attention to detail
    • An experienced writer who can competently write press releases, copy, reports and statements in Dutch and French in a timely fashion
    • Experience prospecting, developing proposals and pitching new business
    • A proven ability to deliver results as well as executing on client campaigns
    • A creative mind, both when applied to brainstorming for campaigns and in day-to-day media relations to drive results and breakout and feature coverage for brands
    • Experience working with local social influencers
    • An ability to multi-task a number of different account requirements and deliver results under pressure

    What we offer:

    You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated, and growing team. We offer:

    -a full-time position

    -mentorship and training

    -competitive salary and benefits

    -comfortable office and central location

    -access to the global Edelman network – 65 offices across the globe

    Starting date:  ASAP

    Please send your CV and motivation letter to george.perlov@edelman.com

     

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  • Traineeship

    At Edelman Brussels we are seeking a trainee who will support the work of our team. The ideal candidate is a quick learner with experience in EU affairs and policy work, with excellent research, communication and writing skills, who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment. The trainee will have an opportunity to develop and gain experience in public affairs work as part of a multi-cultural, motivated and growing team.

    Edelman is the world’s largest independent global communications marketing firm present in 18 markets across Europe, Middle East & Africa, and over 65 offices and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities.

    Job responsibilities

    The precise nature of activities will depend on the priorities and client work during the time of the placement. However, the responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:

    • Policy and press monitoring on issues of interest;
    • Assistance with daily tasks of the Public Affairs team on various client accounts as required;
    • Executing Public Affairs and media strategies;
    • Contributing to research and analysis on various policy issues, reporting of relevant developments, drafting briefings, reports, updates and other forms of communication;
    • Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities;
    • Support, as necessary, of the organisation of events.

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • University degree in political science, communications, international relations, law or other relevant field;
    • Native or near-native level of English (oral and written) is required;
    • Good knowledge of EU policies and decision making processes, ideally gained from prior experience working in a consultancy, the institutions, private sector or other EU-related environment;
    • Strong research-focused profile;
    • Excellent analytical and written skills;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude;
    • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
    • Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;
    • Very good computer skills and use of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
    • Interest in digital forms of communication and a good understanding of the social media landscape;
    • Experience in working with the media and/or a good understanding of the media landscape would be an asset;
    • A proven interest in, and/or understanding of, the area for which the candidate is applying.

     

    What we offer

    You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a paid position for a period of 6 months. Luncheon vouchers and reimbursement of public transport expenses are included in the offer.

    Please send your CV and motivation to brussels@edelman.com

    Apply for this role

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