Edelman Brussels is looking for a trainee to start ASAP.

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 environment and has experience and / or interest in health policy. 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;
  • Experience and / or interest in health policy;
  • 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 Kalina.Bozhkova@edelman.com and Sebastian.Loerke@edelman.com

Edelman is the world’s largest independent global communications marketing firm, present in 18 markets across Europe, Middle East & Africa, and with over 65 offices and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities. At Edelman, we believe that diversity of all types - gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, political orientation, religion, disability, socio-economic background, experience, and more - enriches our work culture. We promote and enhance a diverse, equitable, respectful, and culturally curious workplace that drives innovative thinking cultivates diverse ideas and fosters collaboration among our people, clients, and partners. We want to make sure that newcomers and existing employees see Edelman as a place where they can work, develop, and advance their careers. For our colleagues to be able to bring all of who they are to the table.